Timeline

Timeline


The history of Transnet is inextricably woven with that of South Africa. A such, Transnet has been at the forefront of major developments in the country.

Below is a timeline of major milestones at Transnet that have impacted on the lives many of the country’s citizens.


1867
Discovery of diamonds in Kimberly, catalyzing a need for railway and harbour expansions
1872
Cape railway system becomes government property
1877
Natal railway system becomes government property
1880
Rumours of gold deposits in the Transvaal Republic are confirmed. Economic power is shifted from the colonial south to the republican north
1910
Union is achieved and the South African Railway and Harbours administration is established as an arm of the government
1930
The opening of efficient mainliner passenger links and an impressive network of urban and metropolitan train services make South Africa a mobile nation
1970
Government agrees that the SAR&H should restructure itself along business lines
1981
The country’s railway, harbour, road transport, aviation and pipeline operations become known as South African Transport Services (SATS)
1990
SATS is given company status and renamed Tansnet SOC Ltd
1994
Transnet SOC Ltd further paves the way in developing South Africa’s transport infrastructure as the envy of the developing world
2004
Transnet announces their four-point turnaround strategy
2007
Transnet announces its Four-point Growth Strategy
Transnet launches its new, unified brand in August
2008
Transnet launches its Culture Charter in joint partnership with unions
2009
Transnet doubles its CSI spend to R175 million
2010
Transnet invites expressions of interest in branch lines
2011
Transnet buys new equipment for Durban Port
2012
Transnet launched R300BN plan which will create thousands of jobs
2013
Transnet awards biggest audit contract to black firms.
2014
Transnet secures R6 billion in US locomotive funding guarantee
2015
Transnet’s R800 million makeover for City Deep
2016
Transnet’s Phelophepa health trains on track to reach 12 million patients
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150 Commisioner Street
Johannesburg
2001