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Railways Africa Magazine discusses the activities of African railway operators and the supporting railway industry.

Railways Africa has been providing railway news and rail-related business intelligence - focused specifically on the African continent since the early ’50s. Our platforms consist of - Railways Africa Live, Coffee with the editor, the immersive experience and our weekly and monthly publication.

Our online premium platform provides project information as well as opportunities to our premium subscribers. We offer a compressive range of communication services to bring you closer to your customers in addition to research projects.

You can find us on online and on the following social media platforms - YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We look forward to bringing you closer to rail operators both private and public in Africa.

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Railways Africa Magazine discusses the activities of African railway operators and the supporting railway industry.

Railways Africa has been providing railway news and rail-related business intelligence - focused specifically on the African continent since the early ’50s. Our platforms consist of - Railways Africa Live, Coffee with the editor, the immersive experience and our weekly and monthly publication.

Our online premium platform provides project information as well as opportunities to our premium subscribers. We offer a compressive range of communication services to bring you closer to your customers in addition to research projects.

You can find us on online and on the following social media platforms - YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We look forward to bringing you closer to rail operators both private and public in Africa.

#rail #railways #railwaysafrica

    Transnet Freight Rail Insights: Strategy, Infrastructure and Industry Collaboration

    Transnet Freight Rail Insights: Strategy, Infrastructure and Industry Collaboration

    In this edition of Coffee with the Editor, we are joined by Russell Baatjies, CEO of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). Russell provides invaluable insights into TFR's strategic direction, ongoing collaborations and formidable challenges. Our dialogue navigates through TFR's overarching vision and proactive approach in aligning with industry imperatives while anticipating future demands.

    • 14 min
    Navigating The Rails Of Change: Prof. Havenga Comments On Current Rail Developments In South Africa

    Navigating The Rails Of Change: Prof. Havenga Comments On Current Rail Developments In South Africa

    Professor Jan Havenga, the newly appointed board member of PRASA, offered an insightful dialogue on current rail affairs in South Africa, during the celebration of the PRASA’s 200th train launch in Cape Town on 23 April 2024. His expertise in freight logistics will bring fresh perspectives to passenger rail transport.

    Full article: https://www.railways.africa/rails-of-change-professor-havenga-current-rail-developments-south-africa/

    • 12 min
    PRASA’s Progress And Innovation In Train Systems And Signalling

    PRASA’s Progress And Innovation In Train Systems And Signalling

    Join Railways Africa Magazine for an insightful interview with Athanacious Makgamatha, General Manager: SAD Signals and Telecoms, as he discusses the latest advancements in South Africa’s passenger rail systems. Recorded during a celebratory event on April 23, marking the 200th trainset and the re-signalling of the Southern Line in Cape Town, Makgamatha shares valuable insights into ongoing progress and future plans. From enhanced signalling systems to proactive measures against vandalism and theft. Stay tuned for an engaging conversation that sheds light on the innovative strategies driving the evolution of South Africa’s rail networks. Subscribe and follow our channel for more interviews and industry updates.

    • 7 min
    Rail Reform In South Africa: Progress And Challenges

    Rail Reform In South Africa: Progress And Challenges

    A brief discussion on the future of rail transport in South Africa with Ngwako Makaepea, Deputy Director General of Rail Transport, during the PRASA celebration in Cape Town on 23 April 2024.

    Ngwako highlights the Department of Transport's commitment to advancing rail reform, emphasising the importance of laying down foundational building blocks for a robust system. He discusses key initiatives such as the freight logistics roadmap and the establishment of the Transnet Infrastructure Manager.

    • 15 min
    South Africa's Railways: Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Discusses Milestones & Future Plans

    South Africa's Railways: Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Discusses Milestones & Future Plans

    Join us in this interview as the Minister of Transport, Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga, discusses significant advancements in South Africa's passenger railway system, including the delivery of the 200th train from a total of 600, and the national signalling programme. As of 23 April, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has successfully recovered 31 of the 40 rail corridors.

    • 7 min
    Beira Port Bolsters Facilities Amidst Growing Trade Demands

    Beira Port Bolsters Facilities Amidst Growing Trade Demands

    At the Land Linked Zambia Event held on April 4-5, 2024, in Zambia, we caught up with Mudiwa Mupfanochiya from Cornelder de Moçambique, S.A., for a "Coffee With the Editor" interview. Mudiwa provided an insightful overview of the operations and strategic role of the Port of Beira, managed by the private consortium formed through a partnership between the Mozambican public company Porto e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM) and the Cornelder Group, CdM, since 1998.

    • 6 min

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