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JOBS AND DEVELOPMENT SPIN-OFFS FROM PROJECT

Gautrain carries high hopes, not the least of which is creating, directly and indirectly, an additional two million jobs by 2025. Projections estimate that the Gautrain project has already created or sustained more than 29 400 jobs. This number was expected to increase to about 33 000 by next year. But Gautrain is also a key development driver. Project leader Jack Van der Merwe said entrepreneurs...

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THE FRIENDLY VOICE AT GAUTRAIN'S SWITCHBOARD

THE FRIENDLY VOICE AT GAUTRAIN'S SWITCHBOARD

“With initiatives like employment equity, Government has measures in place to create opportunities for the physically challenged in the workplace. Although there are jobs available, one needs skills as well,” says Paulina Rabolila. This young lady from Sebokeng is the friendly voice at the Gautrain Project Office’s switchboard in Linbro Park. “I would like to compliment Gautrain on the...

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A NEW CAREER DAWNS FOR GAUTRAIN SITE ADMINISTRATOR

A NEW CAREER DAWNS FOR GAUTRAIN SITE ADMINISTRATOR

“Advancing your skills becomes a big challenge when people don’t look past your disability,” says Sean Perrings, Gautrain site administrator. After loosing the ability to walk normally due to a motorcycle accident in 1987, Sean became aware how attitudes had changed towards him in the workplace. “People think for you. They believe that you cannot achieve certain tasks and responsibilities...

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REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AND GO BY TRAIN

Travelling by rail remains one of the most carbon-friendly forms of transport. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), modern transport is one of the largest sources of both urban and regional air pollution and greenhouse gases. Although modern technology is able to manufacture cleaner new vehicles, most of the cars on our roads are old and poorly maintained. Cars remain the...

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IMPACTS OF THE GAUTRAIN PROJECT

The proposed Gautrain project is likely to result in a number of positive impacts as GDACE’s amended RoD on the EIA acknowledged: The project is part of an integrated Spatial Development Initiative under the jurisdiction of the Gauteng Provincial Government.  It comprises a component of an overall strategy for improving Gauteng’s major transportation infrastructure. It is in line with...

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ELECTRONIC TICKETING TO BENEFIT ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS

The use of electronic smart cards is a proven technology in modern public transport systems throughout the world. Commuters will only need one ticket to pay for a Gautrain trip, a Gautrain feeder bus and car parking. In future, this automated ticketing system will form part of a single ticketing system for all modes of public transport across Gauteng. A single, electronic ticketing system will...

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