Media Releases

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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The project proponent of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, the Gauteng Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works and the preferred bidder, Bombela Consortium have proposed route variants on the amended Record of Decision (RoD) issued in April 2004. Independent environmental consultants will undertake the necessary environmental investigations and public participation process on the proposed...

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GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, ROADS AND WORKS. DRAFT PRELIMINARY DESIGN REPORT PUBLISHED FOR THE GAUTRAIN. The Gauteng Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works will publish a draft Preliminary Design Report for the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link on 14 October 2005.  The publication has the objective of obtaining public comments to inform the later approval decision of the report to be...

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The Bombela Consortium, preferred bidder for the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, has been served with legal papers by Loliwe companies, who are members of their Black Economic Empowerment group. There is no dispute regarding the BEE requirements for the Gautrain project but about the structure of representation of the BEE entities within Bombela. There is no application for an interdict to stop the...

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