Rail Forum (RF) and Southern African Railway Association (SARA) Sign Letter of Intent

Rail Forum (RF) and the Southern African Railway Association (SARA) have today signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) designed to encourage collaboration and to promote long-term cooperation in rail infrastructure development for mutual benefit in their respective markets. The collaboration brings together RF, SARA, the UK Department for Business and Trade (DBT), UK Export Finance (UKEF), […]

PRASA’s Future Vision and the Role of the SARA Conference

Hishaam Emeran

As anticipation builds for the upcoming Southern African Railway Association (SARA) Conference and Exhibition, the spotlight turns to key operators set to make a significant impact. One such operator is the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the state-owned sole provider of passenger rail services in the country, as it prepares to showcase its […]

Malawi Railways 1994 (MR94) to Share Ambitious Plans at the Southern African Railway Association (SARA) Conference and Exhibition

MR94, the government infrastructure manager for Malawi, is set to participate in the upcoming Southern African Railway Association (SARA) Conference and Exhibition, where the company will outline its exciting plans for enhancing rail connectivity across Malawi and connecting with its neighbours. “We’re revitalising MR94 with a bold vision for Malawi’s rail infrastructure,” says Chapusa Phiri, […]

Tanzania’s Land Transport Regulatory Authority to Spotlight Opportunities at the Southern African Railway Association Conference and Exhibition 2023

Habibu J. Suluo, the Director General and CEO of the Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA) of Tanzania, has announced that they will be participating in the Southern African Railway Association (SARA) Conference and Exhibition 2023. This exclusive railway event, hosted by railway operators from across Africa, is set to take place from the 25th to […]

Grindrod Limited Interim Results

Xolani Mbambo - Grindrod, Johny Smith - Grindrod Rail, Domnic Dzimba - SARA, Raymond Shoniwa - BBR.

Grindrod Limited (Grindrod) announced its interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2023.

Grindrod reported core headline earnings of R563 million for the first six months of this year (period), a growth of 26% on prior period, and doubled its dividend to 34.4 cents a share. This was supported by continued strong demand for Grindrod’s logistics solutions through its cargo terminals, infrastructure footprint, and complementary logistics service offerings.

The Future of Rail is Women

The SARA team recently supported a Traxtion initiative alongside other industry players to actively promote the rail sector as a career choice for women.

TAZARA Aiming for Modernisation and Expanded Connectivity Set to Participate in Southern African Railway Conference

The Southern African Railway Association (SARA) is delighted to announce that the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) will be participating in the upcoming Southern African Railway Conference. The 1067mm-gauge railway line of TAZARA allows interoperability with various Southern African railways. This connection plays a vital role in cargo transportation throughout the Southern, Eastern, and Central […]