Investor transport conference comes to an end
15 June 2011
Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says the frequent train accidents the country is seeing is proof that trains are becoming dangerously old.
But Ndebele adds that rail transport has to become the focus of public transport, meaning that an expensive upgrade is urgently needed.
The minister spoke at the international transport investor conference in Cape Town.
Transport spokesperson Logan Maistry explains why Ndebele said investors would have to help with the 30-billion-Rands needed for the upgrading of the country’s rail infrastructure over the next three years.