SA RAIL SAFETY STANDARDS

by Jacintha Naidoo, senior manager of safety standards at South Africa’s Railway Safety Regulator. The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), on behalf of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), has just published a national standard on human factors management. The standard was developed primarily to provide railway operators with the…

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We’re starting to get Africa on the rails

As painfully slow as the integration of Africa’s railway network is, it is the only way to make intra-Africa trade happen, so every little step must be commended. In this case: the tripartite agreement between Tazara, Zambia Railways and Société Nationale Des Chemins De Fer Du Congo Sarl, to formulate strategies…

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TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE HELD COLLOQUIUM ON LOCAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Parliament, Thursday 18 August 2016 – The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry held a successful two-day colloquium on Local Public Procurement. The Committee looked at policy instruments advancing industrialisation with specific focus on localisation and designations as they relate to Local Public Procurement. Committee Chairperson, Ms Joanmariae Fubbs, emphasised…

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Nigeria flags off new standard gauge train service

Abuja, Nigeria: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday flagged off commercial train services on the country’s first ever standard gauge rail track linking the capital Abuja with the northern city of Kaduna. “The Abuja-Kaduna train service will provide the much needed alternative transport link between the Federal Capital Territory and Kaduna…

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Transnet expansion boosts coal line capacity fivefold

The completion of the first-phase expansion of the coal line between Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal has resulted in a fivefold increase in coal capacity moving through that specific line. State-owned freight and logistics company Transnet said on Thursday that the expanded line would boost capacity from 400,000 tonnes of coal to two…

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