Transnet launches R350bn locomotive ‘for Africans, by Africans’

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Pretoria - Transnet has launched a new locomotive designed, engineered and manufactured in Africa, specifically for conducting business on the continent.

“We are very happy that this is a proudly African locomotive. Made in Africa for African conditions,” Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama said on Tuesday.

He was speaking at the launch of the parastatal’s Trans-Africa locomotive project in Koedoespoort, east of Pretoria, the brainchild of Transnet’s engineering department.

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