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Tambo-Springs container terminal briefing moves ahead as Transnet offers zoning assurances

A held this week for potential bidders for a proposed inland Tambo Springs container terminal, earmarked for development as a public-private partnership (PPP) in eastern Gauteng. State- owned freight logistics group Transnet issued a request for proposals (RFP) in June, inviting suitably qualified global logistics service providers to design, build, operate, maintain and eventually hand…

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Transnet invites private sector bids to build and operate new Gauteng inland port

Stated-owned freight logistics utility Transnet has issued a request for proposals (RFP) inviting private logistics companies to design, build, operate, maintain, and eventually hand over an inland container terminal, earmarked for Tambo-Springs, in eastern Gauteng. The 20-year concession would be Transnet’s biggest private sector participation project to date and would be located in Ekurhuleni along…

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Transport is key to changing lives

Safe, integrated transport empowers people, touches lives and connects families and communities, writes Ismael Vadi. Johannesburg – There is an old Chinese saying: “When you want to make the lives of the community better, build a road.” Building of roads and public transport infrastructure therefore goes beyond asphalt and bitumen. Safe, integrated transport touches lives,…

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BREAKING NEWS

The first phase of the Tambo Springs Logistics Gateway development is about to be launched. Following contractual close, Transnet are proceeding with the development of a Rail Terminal and related infrastructure at Tambo Springs. This forms part of their Private Sector Participation Programme and an RFP will be advertised in the Press during the course…

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Transnet signs major deal with DBSA

TRANSPORT and freight logistics parastatal Transnet has signed a multibillion-rand deal with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to provide funding and expertise for its private sector participation programme. The agreement, which was signed on Friday, will pave the way for the bank to share in project preparation funding contribute to financial and management…

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Tambo Springs to become largest inland port in Africa – MEC

The proposed Tambo Springs Inland Port and Logistics Gateway is expected to be the largest inland port in Africa once completed, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi has said. Speaking at a post-Budget Vote media briefing, in Johannesburg, he indicated that the project’s development was progressing well and that it would come…

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Ekurhuleni budget maintains ‘pro-poor’stance

in an attempt to maintain a pro-poor stance on public spending aimed at improving social development, the City of Ekurhuleni will inject R3.5-billion of its 2016 budget into its community empowerment package, Mintirho Ya Vula Vula. Tabling the Budget Vote for the city on Thursday, MMC for finance Councillor Moses Makwakwa noted that Ekurhuleni had…

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Building Sustainable Secure Futures

Ekurhuleni set to soar The location of Ekurhuleni as an arrival city and meeting point of South Africans and citizens of the world from all walks of life through OR Tambo Airport is a key strength and central characteristic of the city. In order to achieve the imperative of economic transformation the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality…

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Manufacturing sector needs support

It wasn’t very long ago when ours was called a dark continent, a basket case. The winds of change moved swiftly. Little did we know then how much faster the pace would get and that in such a short time constitutionalism racism would no longer exist. In its place is a democratic country eager to…

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Partnerships the best route

Last month’s memorandum of understanding signed between Transnet and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to accelerate private-sector participation in its R300m market demand strategy may signal that the logistics company is making good on promises of real partnerships. Transnet, now headed by acting CEO Siyabonga Gama, has previously mooted private-sector participation for the…

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