By the end of the current financial year, the final 10 trains bought by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will be delivered from Brazil.
Some of Prasa’s new stock will be produced locally.
“Government has unveiled the construction of the local manufacturing plant for the new rolling stock in Dunnottar, Ekurhuleni. The plant will be completed and start operating in June 2017,” the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti said in March.
The Moloto Rail Development Corridor is another strategic transport infrastructure project. The South African National Roads Agency Limited has commenced the planning phase of the project to upgrade the Moloto road. The project will stimulate the regional economy between Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
The upgrade of the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road, including 410 kilometres of road and construction of nine bridges, is underway. It will serve as a catalyst for regional economic development and link communities to job opportunities in the tourism and agricultural sectors.