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TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Council of Ministers (CoM), comprising the ministers responsible for transport, finance and industry in Tanzania and Zambia, held their 62nd meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, on 10 March. The CoM noted that TAZARA’s performance had begun to improve, following a change in top management and various technical adjustments in the operations […]

Siyabonga Gama Tells CNN About Transnet Future Plans

Siyabonga Gama Tells CNN About Transnet Future Plans

Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama was recently interviewed on ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’. Responsible for delivering thousands of tonnes of goods around the country, Transnet are the biggest logistic company in Africa. Host, Eleni Giokos, began the interview by asking Gama to outline the scale of the company’s portfolio. Gama explained to Giokos: “We run eight commercial ports […]

Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA Board To Take Minister To Court

Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA Board To Take Minister To Court

South African Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, announced in parliament on 8 March that the board of directors of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately. The announcement follows the controversy around PRASA CEO, Collins Letswalo’s 350% salary hike, which would see him earning R5.9 million […]

Commuter train head-on collision in Pretoria injures more than 100 people

Commuter train head-on collision in Pretoria injures more than 100 people

Two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided head-on at the Rosslyn station during peak hour on Monday evening, injuring over 100 people, Metrorail and paramedics said. “About 90% of the patients are slightly injured and 10% are in a serious condition,” spokesperson for Best Care Ambulance Services, Xander Loubser, said. ER24 spokesperson Annine Dormehl […]

Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority Lands 165,000 Ton New Haulage Order

Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority Lands 165,000 Ton New Haulage Order

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has secured new orders to transport at least 165,000 tonnes of freight for various companies on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia this year following a renewed confidence to the hauler. A statement issued by the company’s Dar es Salaam office indicates that the freight orders follow TAZARA Managing Director’s visitations […]

New African Railways Ride on Chinese Loans

New African Railways Ride on Chinese Loans

Earlier this month, the first train rumbled down the tracks of a $3.4 billion electric railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti and its access to the Red Sea. The 750-kilometer (466 miles) line, expected to carry up to five million tons of goods per year, promises to have a massive impact on the economies of […]

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