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MEDIA RELEASE: 3 OCTOBER 2007

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 OCTOBER 2007

Statement by Minister of Transport, Mr Jeff Radebe at the Gautrain Media Briefing Park Hyatt Hotel, 3 October 2007 The Gautrain Rapid Link represents a huge economic asset for the country and has direct spin-offs for the people of Gauteng. And today’s proceedings have allowed us to take stock of our journey to bring this project into fruition. This is particularly true at the backdrop of our...

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27 SEPTEMBER 2007 – STRIKE ON THE GAUTRAIN PROJECT

HOLDING STATEMENT STRIKE ON THE GAUTRAIN PROJECT Construction workers working on the Gautrain Project yesterday embarked on an unprocedural and unprotected strike. They demanded an across the board R8.00 per hour increase which relates to a 73% increase in the minimum rate of pay. Workers also raised other demands relating to other benefits. This unprotected strike challenges and ignores various...

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10 SEPTEMBER 2007 – COMMENCEMENT OF BLASTING ACTIVITIES ON JEAN AVENUE

Tshwane will experience the first of a series of Gautrain construction related blasting activities during September which will be carried out next to Jean Avenue in Centurion.  This will be the first visible construction activity with minimal impact to the public. The blasting activities will start as surface blasts each lasting approximately 30 seconds. These will then progress into shaft...

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6 SEPTEMBER 2006 – GAUTRAIN EXCESS EXCAVATED MATERIAL UP FOR GRABS

The Bombela Concession Company responsible for implementing the Gautrain project will be excavating more than two million cubic metres of material as part of the earthworks’ and tunnelling activities. This volume will be used as fill material in other areas along the alignment but there will still be some excess material. As part of a programme of disposing the excess material, the project is...

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30 AUGUST 2007 – GAUTRAIN BLASTING ACTIVITIES COMMENCE IN SANDTON

In preparation for the future Gautrain Sandton Station, Bombela has commenced with the rock excavation process which requires blasting. This will mark an important milestone for the project as the construction team starts with tunnelling work.  On completion, the station will be the deepest station on the Gautrain alignment at 45 meters underground (equivalent to an eleven storey...

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