SOUTH AFRICA: The R100m first phase of DCD Rolling Stock's R240m programme of investment in its Boksburg plant was launched by Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba during December.

Running for up to five years, the programme is intended to enable DCD to benefit from the multi-billion rand and long-term spending plans of Transnet and PRASA. The first phase focuses on upgrading the 42 000 m² plant to expand manufacturing capacity by a factor of 10, including the installation of four robotic welders.