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South Africa’s new dawn

This year we experienced ups and downs but we can smile knowing that we have triumphed in certain areas. There is hope.

At the beginning of this year, we launched an ambitious investment drive to raise $100 billion in new investment over the next five years.

I appointed four Presidential investment envoys, tasked with travelling across the country and around the globe to meet potential investors who will help grow our economy and create jobs.

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Gibela’s first new commuter train nearly ready to be handed over to PRASA

Gibela will soon be handing over its first completed commuter train to PRASA. A second, state-of-the-art Xtra’polis Mega commuter train is nearing completion, with a minimum of six trains scheduled to be delivered to PRASA by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

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Gibela finished building of first train, ready to hand over to PRASA

Dunnottar – Gibela is ready to hand over the newly built South African commuter train to its customer, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) before the end of this year.

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Gibela’s first SA-built commuter train nears completion

The first new commuter train to be built in South Africa in more than 40 years is undergoing final testing at Gibela’s new R1 billion train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, ahead of being handed over before the end of 2018 to the customer, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), for Metrorail.

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South African's transport milestone

The October Transport Month (OTM) campaign has gone from strength to strength since its inaugural launch in 2005 showcasing government's unprecedented levels of improvement and success in transport infrastructure delivery, namely: road, rail, aviation and maritime.

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South African youth are transforming the rail sector!

They are employed at the first of a kind – R1 billion train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, about 50km east of Johannesburg.

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A mega footprint on South Africa’s rail industrialisation

Gibela, the Alstom-led BEE train manufacturing joint venture, today hosted the President of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa for the official opening of its flagship train manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, the first of its kind on the continent. This is the site where 580 modern commuter trains will be built – by South Africans for South Africa.

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A mega footprint on South Africa's rail industrialisation

Gibela, the Alstom-led BEE train manufacturing joint venture, today hosted the President of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa for the official opening of its flagship train manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, the first of its kind on the continent. This is the site where 580 modern commuter trains will be built – by South Africans for South Africa.

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Ramaphosa inaugurates R1bn train manufacturing facility, training centre in Nigel

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday officially opened the R1-billion, 78 ha Gibela train manufacturing facility at Dunnottar Park, in Nigel, east of Johannesburg.

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R1bn train manufacturing plant a catalyst for rail transport – Cyril

President Cyril Ramaphosa said today that South Africa’s state-of-the-art train manufacturing plant was a catalyst for the transformation of passenger rail services and public transport.

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Ekurhuleni is the 'engine of economic growth' - Ramaphosa at launch of train plant

South Africa's number one has described Ekurhuleni, where the official launch of a multibillion-rand train manufacturing plant was held, as the engine of economic growth in the country.

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New train manufacturing plant launched in Nigel

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country’s train services need to improve in order to cater for the millions of passengers.

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