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TRANSNET

Last update 2 months ago

Industry Freight, Shipping & Logistics (91)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Workforce more than 10,000 employees

+27 11 308 3000 | +27 11 351 9001

Email enquiries@transnet.net Website


Transnet is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain that delivers goods to each and every South African. Every day Transnet delivers thousands of tons of goods around South Africa, through its pipelines and both to and from its ports. It moves that cargo on to ships for export while it unloads goods from overseas.

Our vision and mission is to be a focused freight transport company, delivering integrated, efficient, safe, reliable and cost-effective services to promote economic growth in South Africa.

We aim to achieve this goal by increasing our market share, improving productivity and profitability and by providing appropriate capacity to our customers ahead of demand.

Transnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity aimed at both supporting and contributing to the country’s freight logistics network. It aims at developing South African industry, reducing the cost of doing business, while at the same time operating efficiently and profitably.

Operations

Transnet operates and an integrated freight transport company, formed around a core of five operating divisions that complement each other. These are supported by a number of Company-wide specialist functions such as Transnet Projects which underpin the group as a whole.

Transnet has just successfully completed a four-point turnaround strategy and just embarked on a four-point growth strategy. Just prior to adopting our growth strategy, we embarked on a rebranding exercise. As part of that growth strategy, Transnet is investing R110.6 billion on revitalizing and extending its infrastructure. These plans include widening and deepening ports; building a new pipeline and buying hundreds of new locomotives.

The new Transnet is made up of the following operating divisions:

  • Transnet freight rail (formerly Spoornet – the freight rail division)

  • Transnet rail engineering (formerly Transwerk - the rolling stock maintenance business)

  • Transnet national ports authority (formerly the NPA - fulfils the landlord function for South Africa’s port system)

  • Transnet port terminals (formerly SAPO - managing port and cargo terminal operations in the nation’s leading ports), and

  • Transnet pipelines (formerly Petronet - the fuel and gas pipeline business, pumps and manages the storage of petroleum and gas products through its network of high-pressure, long distance pipelines)

For the future, it is our intention to strengthen our partnerships to derive greater value from our freight logistics system. We intend to play a positive role economic growth in South African and in improving the lives of all South Africans.

History

The roots of Transnet can be traced back to humble beginnings in the late 1850s

When railway transport was proposed for the harbours in the Cape and Natal. The real catalyst for the country’s railway and harbour expansion, can be attributed to the discovery of diamonds in Kimberly in 1867.

South Africa’s state railway system began when the two pioneer railway systems situated in the Cape and Natal became government property in 1872 and 1877 respectively, thus completing the relatively primitive harbours in Durban and Cape Town. Scarcely nine years after the founding of the government railways, both which were rapidly pushed to Kimberly, rumours of massive gold deposits in the Transvaal Republic were confirmed. Almost overnight, economic power had shifted from the colonial south to the republican north.

In 1910 Union was achieved, with the country’s leaders adamant that the railways and harbours should be used to unify and develop South Africa’s economy. The result – the South African Railways and Harbours administration (SAR&H) becoming a proud established arm of the government.

A mere 20 years after the establishment of Union, in 1930, South Africa had established itself as a proud and mobile nation. This achievement can be accredited to the opening of efficient mainline passenger links and an impressive network of urban and metropolitan train services.

During the 1970s it was agreed upon by the government that the SAR&H should restructure itself along defined business lines. Integral to the process was a change in the name and image of the organisation, which would appropriately reflect its new vision and mission as a successful state business enterprise. In 1981, the country’s railway, harbour, road transport, aviation and pipeline operations became known as South African Transport Services (SATS). At the same time, the enterprise was restructured into units and divisions,
with a strong emphasis on localized management.

Transnet SOC Ltd is proud to be playing such a pivotal role in the future of the country and the continent.​​

By the end of 1989, the goal of managing SATS as a private entity was well within reach, and on 1 April 1990, after 80 years of government and parliamentary control, SATS was given company status. A new, limited liability company, representing a vast transport network, was finally born. Its name was Transnet SOC Ltd.

Transnet SOC Ltd

Since 1994, Transnet has kept pace with a fast-changing society, dealing with a multitude of challenges in an emerging democracy. Transnet, realising these challenges, has met them head-on by investing heavily in infrastructure and integrating and coordinating programmes within the country.

The South African transport system has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the 1800s. This can be attributed to Transnet playing a vital role not only in everyday life, but in the national economy and economics of several other African states that use the networks and harbours within South African to transfer their imports and exports.​

BOARD (7 females, 7 males)
50%

S... G...

Chief Executive Officer
Effective 2 years ago

Appointed to the board 2 years ago
ITALTILE
South Africa - Furniture & Facilities
Independent Non-Executive Director
Left 7 months ago


TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Executive Officer
Effective 2 years ago

Appointed to the board 2 years ago

Acting Chief Executive Officer
2015 - 2016
Executive Director
2015 - Unknown

TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Executive Officer
2005 - Unknown

TRANSNET NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Executive Officer
2000 - Unknown
55 relationships

P... S...

Non-Executive Chairman
Effective 3 months ago
MORVEST GROUP
South Africa - Holdings & Investments
Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed to the board 14 years ago


PASSENGER RAIL AGENCY OF SOUTH AFRICA
PRASA
South Africa - Travel & Tourism
Chairman
Left 1 year ago


TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Non-Executive Chairman
Effective 3 months ago

61 relationships

L... L...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago
TELKOM
South Africa - Network & Telecommunications
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the board 5 years ago


AFRICAN BANK
South Africa - Finance | Banking
Chairman
Ongoing


ENX GROUP
South Africa - Engineering & Manufacturing
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the board 1 year ago


MMI HOLDINGS
South Africa - Holdings & Investments
Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Effective 1 year ago

Appointed to the board 4 years ago

Independent Non-Executive Director
2014 - 2016 (Appointed to the board in 2014)

PAYCORP GROUP
South Africa - Financial Technologies
Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the board 4 years ago


AFGRI GROUP HOLDINGS
South Africa - Agriculture & Fisheries
Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Independent Non-Executive Director
2013 - 2015 (Appointed to the board in 2013)

TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago


EXTRACT GROUP
South Africa - Mining & Minerals
Independent Non-Executive Director
2013 - 2016 (Appointed to the board in 2013)

EDCON HOLDINGS
South Africa - Retail | Consumer Goods
Independent Non-Executive Director
2013 - 2015 (Appointed to the board in 2013)

BARCLAYS AFRICA GROUP
ABSA
South Africa - Finance | Banking
Non Executive Director
2013 - 2013
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
2009 - 2012

ABSA BANK
South Africa - Finance | Banking
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
2009 - 2012
142 relationships

U... N...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS
SAA
South Africa - Aviation & Airline Services
General Counsel And General Manager, Legal, Risk And Compliance
Left 10 months ago


TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

72 relationships

E... C...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago
SHOPRITE HOLDINGS
South Africa - Retail | Consumer Goods
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 2 years ago

Appointed to the board 8 years ago

Independent Non-Executive Director
2010 - 2015 (Appointed to the board in 2010)

TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

53 relationships

D... C...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

M... E...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago
T-SYSTEMS SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa - Network & Telecommunications
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing


TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

45 relationships

R... J...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

A... P...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

F... S...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago
IMPALA PLATINUM HOLDINGS
IMPLATS
South Africa - Mining & Minerals
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the board 3 years ago


ADCORP HOLDINGS
South Africa - Recruitment & Human Resources
Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 1 year ago


TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

84 relationships

V... M...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago
MONDI
South Africa - Packaging & Packing
Chief Executive Officer, South Africa
Effective 10 months ago


TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

56 relationships

O... M...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

G... R...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 3 months ago

L... K...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 8 months ago

Left the company less than a year ago

L... M...

Chairman
Left 3 months ago

Appointed to the board 3 years ago

G... P...

Chief Financial Officer
Left 4 months ago

Appointed to the board 2 years ago

P... M...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Left 3 months ago

V... N...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Left 3 months ago

Z... N...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Left 3 months ago

Y... F...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Left 3 months ago

S... D...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Left 1 year ago

Appointed to the board 3 years ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Independent Non-Executive Director
Left 1 year ago

Appointed to the board 3 years ago


CONDUIT CAPITAL
South Africa - Holdings & Investments
Non-Executive Director
2010 - 2012 (Appointed to the board in 2010)
Executive Director
1999 - Unknown
Chief Executive Officer
2002 - Unknown

AMALGAMATED ELECTRONIC CORPORATION
AMECOR
South Africa - Technology & IT
Non-Executive Director
2013 - Unknown (Appointed to the board in 2013)

S... M...

Non-Executive Director
Left 3 months ago
SENTECH
South Africa - Network & Telecommunications
Non-Executive Director
Left 1 year ago

Appointed to the board 3 years ago


YEBO YETHU
South Africa - Financial Services
Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 8 years ago


TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Non-Executive Director
Left 3 months ago

58 relationships
MANAGEMENT

M... M...

Executive, Planning And Sustainability
Ongoing
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Executive, Planning And Sustainability
Ongoing

Acting Chief Financial Officer
2018 - 2018

M... M...

Interim Chief Financial Officer
Effective 3 months ago

N... A...

General Manager, Commercial And Planning
Effective 5 years ago
DELTA PROPERTY FUND
South Africa - Property & Real Estate
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the board 2 years ago


TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
General Manager, Commercial And Planning
Effective 5 years ago


UMGENI WATER
South Africa - Water & Sanitation
Non-Executive Director
2009 - Unknown (Appointed to the board in 2009)

ITHALA DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION
South Africa - Financial Services
Independent Non-Executive Director
(Appointed to the board in 2008)
55 relationships

M... F...

Executive, Commercial Sales And Marketing
Effective 2 years ago

N... S...

Chief Human Resources Officer
Effective 2 years ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Human Resources Officer
Effective 2 years ago

Executive, Human Resources
2012 - 2016

PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION
PIC
South Africa - Holdings & Investments
Head, Human Resources
2009 - 2011

G... D...

Chief Business Development Officer
Effective 2 years ago

T... J...

Chief Advanced Manufacturing Officer
Effective 2 years ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Advanced Manufacturing Officer
Effective 2 years ago


TRANSNET ENGINEERING
South Africa - Engineering & Manufacturing
Chief Executive Officer
Ongoing

46 relationships

K... R...

Chief Capital Officer
Effective 2 years ago

M... B...

Chief Operating Officer
Effective 2 years ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Operating Officer
Effective 2 years ago


TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Operating Officer
2011 - 2016

M... M...

Chief Information Officer
Effective 2 years ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Information Officer
Effective 2 years ago


DIMENSION DATA
DIDATA
South Africa - Technology & IT
Chief Information Officer, Middle East And Africa
2015 - Unknown
Executive, Public Sector
2010 - Unknown

M... S...

Chief Audit Executive
Effective 5 years ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Audit Executive
Effective 5 years ago


SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICE
SARS
South Africa - Financial Services
Executive, Internal Audit
2008 - 2013

N... K...

Company Secretary
Effective 1 year ago

R... L...

Executive, Results Management Office
Effective 5 years ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Executive, Results Management Office
Effective 5 years ago

Executive, Property
2012 - 2014

Left the company less than a year ago

D... M...

Chief Corporate And Regulatory Officer
Left 9 months ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Corporate And Regulatory Officer
Left 9 months ago

Chief Risk Officer
2013 - 2016
Treasurer
2006 - Unknown

NAMPAK
South Africa - Packaging & Packing
Independent Non-Executive Director
Unknown - 2017 (Appointed to the board in 2009)

SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK
SARB
South Africa - Finance | Banking
Head, Financial Markets
2006 - 2006

S... Q...

Executive, Strategy
Left 1 year ago
TRANSNET
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Executive, Strategy
Left 1 year ago


TRANSNET NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY
South Africa - Freight, Shipping & Logistics
Chief Executive Officer
Effective 1 year ago

47 relationships



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