Business Day - By the second half of 2017 Gibela Rail says it will be on track to begin assembling the first of 580 state-of-the-art commuter trains due to be built in SA. This forms as part of a R51bn contract aimed at modernising public transport and revitalising the rail engineering sector.

Engineering News - State-owned rail utility the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) rail expansion and renewal project is prompting much-needed large-scale orders for the casting industry, which is encouraging Bronkhorstspruit-based specialist foundry Steloy Castings to invest in new equipment specifically to service the rail industry through its newly formed Steloy Rail Division.

Business Tech - The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) recently unveiled its high-powered AFRO 4000 series diesel locomotives to improve the efficiency of passenger rail services in the country.

SABC - at the Gibela Supplier day event

Gibela’s supplier day "meet and greet" in Gauteng on Thursday for aspirant railway equipment manufacturers emphatically affirmed the role of small black businesses in the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) R51bn spending programme to 2035.