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SA to become locomotives builder



Cape Town – South Africa is on track to become a manufacturer of locomotives for the rest of Africa, Transnet chief executive Brian Molefe said today.

Briefing the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on the parastatal’s R300 billion market demand strategy, Molefe said the R4 billion that Transnet planned to spend over the next seven years on research and development in rail and ports equipment would help develop a locally driven manufacturing industry. [Read more…]