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In September 2023, the Limpopo Provincial Government held its Executive Council (EXCO) meeting, where several significant matters were discussed, and crucial decisions were made. Here is a highlight specifically relating to the proposed Gauteng-Limpopo Rail Link Project:
A memorandum on the proposed Gauteng-Limpopo rail link project… read more
Namibia has granted approval for the final feasibility study of the Grootfontein-Rundu-Katima Mulilo extension of the Trans-Zambezi Railway.
Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, has revealed that the government is now actively exploring funding options for this ambitious project. The envisioned railway will establish crucial conn… read more
In a significant development for the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), it has been revealed that a Chinese concessionaire is poised to take control of the railway as early as the first quarter of 2024. The announcement came from Frank Tayali, the Zambian Minister of Transport and Logistics, who accompanied President Hakainde Hic… read more
The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) is taking a forward-thinking approach to revolutionize its operations and position itself as a leader in the transportation sector. In a recent tender announcement, the corporation has expressed interest in partnering with qualified consultants to draft a comprehensive Business Transformation… read more
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Caminhos De Ferros De Mocambique (CFM) are excited to announce that the historic agreement, signed in April 2023, enabling the seamless operation of trains between the two countries, will expand to include chrome and ferrochrome flows with 3 trains per day starting from 1 September 2023.
The first phase of r… read more
The Parliament has urged the government to expedite the renovation of the Kampala-Malaba metre gauge railway to boost trade and align Uganda with fellow East African Community member states.
This appeal was made after the House unanimously agreed on a report submitted by Hon. John Bosco Ikojo, Chairperson of the Committee on Nationa… read more
Eswatini Railways (ESR) has developed a three-year strategic plan to address its weaknesses and counter challenges in rail business operations by leveraging its strengths and capitalizing on identified opportunities. This plan is formulated during a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) period, marked by global threats such as the w… read more
The author François Nguilla Kooh, head of the cybersecurity division for the Société Nationale de Chemins de Fer de France (SNCF) group, has more than 25 years of experience in the field of research and new information technologies. Doctor in Computer Science, he holds a DEA in Artificial Intelligence, and an Executive MBA in Risk Management, In… read more
TAZARA operates with a limited fleet of locomotives, averaging 12 per day. This is far short of the 27 locomotives required for the company to reach the break-even volume of 600,000 tons per annum. After allocations, only eight locomotives are available for freight traffic, each capable of moving a maximum of 30,000 tons per year at 100% … read more
The Mmamabula-Lephalale Rail Link Project, set between Botswana and South Africa, promises to catalyse economic development and facilitate regional trade through the efficient transport of bulk commodities. Jointly envisioned by Botswana Railways and Transnet, this project has been in the making for over a decade, with roots tracing back to 2011… read more