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Railway Transport and Manufacture of Locomotives and Rolling Stock
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
22 August 2019
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Railway Transport and Manufacture of Locomotives and Rolling Stock


Freight and passenger rail transport and the manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock in South Africa is dominated by Transnet, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and Gautrain, all of which are feeling the effects of the poor economy on passenger numbers, freight volumes and costs. Additionally, Transnet and Prasa have been directly linked to allegations of state capture and various corporate governance contraventions and wrongful activities including the award of multi-billion-rand contracts.


Recovery Plan


The proposed National Rail Policy plans to stimulate a renaissance in the South African railway sector by introducing remedial infrastructural investment and institutional interventions to position rail as the backbone of the national transport sector. About 42% of the more than R750bn investment in infrastructure projects to 2050 in terms of the National Transport Master Plan is earmarked for the rail sector. Proposed capital expenditure and expansion projects of Transnet, Prasa and Gautrain are expected to lead this revival. Gautrain plans to extend its route while Prasa plans to arrest its decline and return to stability, while renewing its rolling stock. Transnet’s strategy is based on the digitisation and integration of all elements in the value chain.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on freight and passenger rail transport and the manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock and includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the industry, volumes and tonnages, investment in rolling stock and infrastructure and significant projects and corporate actions in South Africa, on the continent and internationally. There are 31 company profiles including Transnet, Prasa and Bombela Operating Company, which operates Gautrain. Other profiled companies include Traxtion Sheltam which provides services to the coal mining, ferrochrome, gold mining and paper and pulp industries and African Rail and Traction Services, part of the Surtees Rail Group, which operates and controls rail systems.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 7
2.2. Geographic Position 9
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 17
4.1. Local 17
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 26
4.1.2. Regulations 31
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 36
4.2. Continental 40
4.3. International 48
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 55
5.1. Economic Environment 55
5.2. Rising Operating Costs 57
5.3. Investment in Rolling Stock and Rail Infrastructure 60
5.4. Governance and Supply Chain Issues 67
5.5. Localisation Requirements and Supplier Development Programmes 70
5.6. Movement from Road to Rail 71
5.7. Challenges and Issues facing the Mining Industry 74
5.8. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 75
5.9. Labour 78
5.10. Environmental Issues 84
5.11. Cyclicality 85
5.12. Crime, Safety and Security 86
6. COMPETITION 89
6.1. Barriers to Entry 91
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 91
8. OUTLOOK 93
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 94
10. REFERENCES 95
10.1. Publications 95
10.2. Websites 97
APPENDIX 1 99
Notable Players in the Rail Sector 99
APPENDIX 2 107
Transnet Freight Rail Business Units: Commodities and Critical Train Flows 107
APPENDIX 3 110
Prasa Medium Term Capital Expenditure Programme 2019/20 to 2021/22 110
APPENDIX 4 111
Suppliers to the Rail Manufacturing Industry 111
Appendix 5 120
Current Localisation and Supplier Development Initiatives and Incentives 120
COMPANY PROFILES 129
ABB SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 129
ACTOM (PTY) LTD 132
AFRICAN RAIL AND TRACTION SERVICES (PTY) LTD 140
ALSTOM UBUNYE (PTY) LTD 142
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 144
BOMBELA OPERATING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 146
CRRC E-LOCO SUPPLY (PTY) LTD 148
CRRC SA ROLLING STOCK (PTY) LTD 150
DENEL VEHICLE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 152
ETION LTD 155
GALISON MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 159
GE SOUTH AFRICA TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 161
GIBELA RAIL TRANSPORT CONSORTIUM (RF) (PTY) LTD 163
GLOBAL RAILWAY ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 166
IKUSASA RAIL (PTY) LTD 168
KNORR-BREMSE (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 170
LUCCHINI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 172
MEHLEKETO RESOURCING (PTY) LTD 174
PASSENGER RAIL AGENCY OF SOUTH AFRICA 176
PROGRESS RAIL SA (PTY) LTD 179
R AND H RAIL (PTY) LTD 181
SAFREIGHT LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 183
SIEMENS (PTY) LTD 185
SIYAHAMBA ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 189
SWASAP (PTY) LTD 192
TMH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 194
TRANSNET SOC LTD 195
TRAXTION SHELTAM (PTY) LTD 200
TRIDENT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 203
VERSA RAIL (PTY) LTD 205
WICTRA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 207