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On track Gibela rail plant on track for March completion

Construction of the Gibela plant, in Dunnottar, on the far East Rand is on track for completion in March next year, says Gibela Rail Transport Consortium CEO Thierry Darthout.

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Gibela gears up to deliver South African-built commuter trains

As 2017 draws to a close, the new factory and training centre complex and corporate office of emerging South African commuter train manufacturer Gibela, at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, is nearly complete – just short of two years from the start of construction.

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Gibela gears up to deliver the first of 580 new South African-built commuter trains to PRASA in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, the new factory and training centre complex and corporate office of emerging South African commuter train manufacturer Gibela, at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, is nearly complete – just short of two years from the start of construction.

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Gibela factory on track for March completion, says new CEO

Construction of the Gibela plant, in Dunnottar on the far East Rand, is on track for completion in March next year, says Gibela Rail Transport Consortium CEO Thierry Darthout.

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Fake news alert: False information about a Gibela recruitment drive currently in circulation

Gibela wishes to distance itself from the flyers and Facebook posts that are currently circulating about the recruitment of people for a significant number of technical positions.

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Mpho Makwana takes over as Gibela’s new chairman

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) announced today that Mpho Makwana has taken over from Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi as chairman of Gibela’s board of directors with effect from 1 October, 2017.

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Bursary opportunities for 2018

Gibela is a new, exciting, empowered South African company, charged with building South Africa’s new commuter trains right here in South Africa, by South Africans, over the next 10 years. In doing so, Gibela will revitalise South Africa’s once proud railway industry.

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Gibela’s construction nears 65% completion

Gibela has completed 65 per cent of the construction of its R1-billion train manufacturing site in Dunnottar.

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Footprint for delivery on jobs, skills, SMME support, community development

With its R1 billion train factory at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni now 65% complete, South African train-builder Gibela is on track to complete its first South African-made X’trapolis Mega commuter train by the end of 2018.

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Positively impacting revival of South Africa’s train-manufacturing prowess

Gibela – into its fourth year of delivery on a R51 billion contract with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to build 600 new commuter trains for Metrorail.

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Gibela invests in educational support for Ekurhuleni schools

Educational support for learners, educators from early learning to post matric has been the focus thus far of Gibela’s support to historically disadvantaged communities in Ekurhuleni.

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Gibela launches enterprise development programme

Gibela has launched an enterprise development programme to help new and established businesses in South Africa’s rail sector achieve growth and create jobs.

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