IRJ at IHHA 2015, Perth, Australia: TRANSNET says it is close to completing a study on a new heavy-haul railway which would enable landlocked Botswana to export its vast coal reserves through the South African port of Richards Bay.
THE Swazi government says it is confident it can raise the Rand 9bn ($US 882m) it needs to fund its share of the Rand 15.9bn Swazilink line between Lothair in South Africa's Mpumalanga province and Sidvokodvo, Swaziland, before construction starts next year.
SWAZILAND Railways, Transnet, and Mott MacDonald South Africa have formed a project team to advance plans for the Rand 15.9bn ($US 1.85m) Swazilink connection between Lothair in South Africa's Mpumalanga province and Sidvokodvo, Swaziland.
Despite the economic downturn, international demand for South African coal and iron-ore remains strong and is set to grow rapidly in the coming years. Keith Barrow looks at how Transnet is meeting the need for more capacity on its heavy-haul lines.