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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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Minister of Transport celebrates transport month

Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande has welcomed Transport Month by going on his first trip on South Africa’s new commuter trains – Gibela’s very own X’Trapolis Mega. 702 journalist Aki Anastasiou went along for the ride.

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Driving economic growth through transport

The Gauteng Department of Transport has embarked on a campaign to create awareness on the importance of transport as a driver and an enabler for economic growth.

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Gibela hosts info-sharing day for ‘local-local’ entrepreneurs

Dunnottar-based train manufacturer Gibela has hosted a Local Business Orientation Day, the primary objective of which was to give entrepreneurs in communities closest to the company’s factory insights into how it operates and what opportunities exist to work together.

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Gibela hosts info-sharing day for ‘local-local’ entrepreneurs (2)

Dunnottar-based train manufacturer Gibela has hosted a Local Business Orientation Day, the primary objective of which was to give entrepreneurs in communities closest to the company’s factory insights into how it operates and what opportunities exist to work together.

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Make a difference campaign launched

Gibela recognising the importance of educational support - at all levels - in surrounding communities.

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Gibela launches Make A Difference campaign

Ekurhuleni-based train manufacturer Gibela has publicly renewed its commitment to Make A Difference in the communities neighbouring its Dunnottar factory at an event at Mom Sebone Secondary School in Duduza.

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Address by Thierry Darthout – Gibela CEO – at the official launch of the Make A Difference campaign at Mom Sebone Secondary School, Duduza

I wish to acknowledge the MMC of Finance in Ekurhuleni and his delegation, members of the school governing body, councillor and ward committee members.

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