Media Releases


A meeting between Premier Shilowa and managers of Utility and cell phone providers cemented an agreement on the movement of utilities to make way for the Gautrain. The meeting stressed the importance of all utilities working with government to ensure effective planning and implementation of the Gautrain within the agreed timeframes. Such collaboration will minimise inconveniences which may...

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Gautrain upskilling our people

It was announced today by the Gauteng Provincial Government that the Gautrain Project, through the assistance of the preferred bidder, Bombela, will be making available 15 bursaries for engineering students for this year. This will be the first of many bursaries that will be awarded to students in engineering and related disciplines. The bursary will be enough for a student to cover tuition fee,...

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Brand validation process

Gautrain ready to commence with brand validation process Premier Shilowa has blown the whistle for the Gautrain to depart from the station on the next part of its exciting journey when he announced on 16 February that the Gauteng Province had reached commercial close with the preferred bidder Bombela. Another milestone was reached yesterday when, at a meeting between Premier Shilowa and public...

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Statement by MEC P Mashatile and MEC I Jacobs

In recent weeks there has been heightened public interest in the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link project. I would like to indicate unambiguously that the project is on track. We are presently negotiating financial closure with the preferred bidder and will start construction early next year. We are committed to meet the initial deadlines of a 54-month construction period. I would like to start by...

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MEDIA STATEMENT At a media briefing yesterday I said the Gautrain Project must make enough progress by 2008 to convince a FIFA inspection team and if South Africa was not ready Germany, which was hosting in 2006, could then again host the 2010 World Cup. I would like to retract the statement. I do not have the mandate to speak on behalf on FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup Organising Committee and I...

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