By Ofentse Mokwena Entering the Covid-19 pandemic, the transport economy’s performance had declined by 0.4% in the 1st Quarter of 2020, compared to the 4th Quarter of 2019. Other sectors were down by between 0.8% to 6.9%, according to the March 2020 Quarterly Bulletin from SARB. National Treasury’s most recent […]
Transnet, a South African company, has decided to limit rail traffic and the number of staff serving it for a three-week quarantine introduced in the country to minimize the risk of infection with the Covid-19 virus. Volumes of transportation of valuable, strategically important and perishable goods will remain, including fuel, […]
Transnet Freight Rail Acting Chief Executive ,Mr Lloyd Tobias speaking on TalkingPoint on #SAfm has decried theft of overhead cable and vandalisation of railway tracks in South Africa. According to him,”the theft of overhead cables and railway equipment in South Africa has reached unprecedented levels with the impact being felt […]
Continental benefits through the AfCFTA, the benefits for South Africa and its African peers will be easier distribution, new export markets and new business opportunities 6th March 2020 Despite South Africa having a strong presence on the railway scene – claiming almost 30% of the continent’s kilometres and more than 60% of […]
A R3.5bn Prasa contract for much-needed new locomotives derailed in 2015.