South Africa Rail Transport and Locomotive and Vehicle Manufacturing Report 2021 –

DUBLIN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The report “Rail transport and production of locomotives and vehicles in South Africa 2021” has been added Offer.

This report focuses on freight and passenger transport and the manufacture of railroad locomotives and rolling stock. It contains comprehensive information on Transnet, Prasa, and Gautrain, including financial performance, infrastructure development, and governance and supply chain issues.

Rail transport and manufacturing of locomotives and vehicles in South Africa:

The rail industry was plagued by aging infrastructure and governance issues before the coronavirus pandemic broke out. The industry continued to be affected by a decline in rail freight and passenger volumes, as well as revenue due to lockdown restrictions.

The poor economy has resulted in lower production with less freight to transport, which has resulted in lower expansion investment and a reduction in the demand for additional vehicles for freight transport. The state-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and Transnet, which dominate the sector, are suffering from the aftermath of the legacy of bad governance and procurement irregularities, which are being investigated by the special investigative unit and appearing on the Inquiry into the State Department.

The government’s proposed open access to the rail network for private sector investment should improve competitiveness and improve the efficiency of the sector.

Prasa and Transnet:

In December 2019, the Minister of Transport dismissed Prasa’s interim board member and acting CEO and put the company into administration.

A permanent board was appointed in October 2020. Prasa’s operational problems include idle fleets and train shortages, the deteriorating condition of rail vehicles and infrastructure, a decline in the number of scheduled trains, delays and cancellations of trains.

Transnet’s 2020 performance was affected by the deterioration in economic conditions, the reduction in the volume of transport by rail, increased security incidents, adverse weather conditions and poor rail network conditions in some key corridors. The interim results for 2021 reflect a significant decline in sales and volumes as a result of the lockdown.

There are profiles of 31 companies, including Transnet and Prasa, suppliers such as Siemens, ABB and Actom, and logistics companies such as SAFreight Logistics.

Main topics covered:



2.1. Industry value chain

2.2. Geographical position



4.1. Local: overview

4.1.1. Local: Prasa

4.1.2. Local: Gautrain

4.1.3. Local: Transnet Freight Rail

4.1.4. Corporate actions

4.1.5. Regulations

4.1.6. Corporate development and socio-economic development

4.2. Continental

4.3. International


5.1. Coronavirus

5.2. Economic environment

5.3. Rising operating and input costs

5.4. Investment in vehicles and rail infrastructure

5.5. Capacity expansion projects for the private sector

5.6. Open access and concessions for the private sector

5.7. Governance and supply chain issues

5.8. Localization and supplier development programs

5.9. Challenges and problems in the mining sector

5.10. Technology, research and development (R&D) and innovation

5.11. job

5.12. Crime, Security and Protection

5.13. Cyclicality

5.14. environmental issues


6.1. Barriers to entry





10.1. Publications

10.2. Websites


  • Transnet Freight Rail Business Units: Raw materials and critical train flows

  • Summary of the Notable Players

  • Current and future projects in connection with passenger and freight railways on the African continent

  • Suppliers for the rail industry

  • Localization and supplier development initiatives and incentives

  • Company profiles

  • Abb South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Actom (Pty) Ltd.

  • African Rail & Traction Services (Pty) Ltd.

  • Alstom Unity (Pty) Ltd.

  • Bombardier Transportation South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Bombela Operating Company (Pty) Ltd.

  • Crrc E-Loco Supply (Pty) Ltd.

  • Crrc Sa Rolling Stock (Pty) Ltd.

  • Denel Vehicle Systems (Pty) Ltd.

  • Etion Ltd.

  • Galison Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd.

  • Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Rf) (Pty) Ltd.

  • Global Railway Engineering (Pty) Ltd.

  • Future Rail (Pty) Ltd.

  • Knorr-Bremse (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.

  • Lucchini South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa

  • Progress Rail Sa (Pty) Ltd.

  • R & H Rail (Pty) Ltd.

  • Safreight Logistics (Pty) Ltd.

  • Siemens (Pty) Ltd.

  • Siyahamba Engineering (Pty) Ltd.

  • Swasap (Pty) Ltd.

  • Thelo DB (Pty) Ltd.

  • Tmh Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Transnet Soc Ltd.

  • Traxtion Sheltam (Pty) Ltd.

  • Trident South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Versa Rail (Pty) Ltd.

  • Wabtec South Africa Technologies (Pty) Ltd.

  • Wictra Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

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