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South African Railways
Transnet Freight Rail is a South African rail transport company, formerly known as Spoornet. It was part of the South African Railways and Harbours Administration, a state-controlled organisation that employed hundreds of thousands of people for decades from the first half of the 20th century and was widely referred to by the initials SAR&H (SAS&H in Afrikaans). Customer complaints about serious problems with Transnet Freight Rail's service were reported in 2010.[1] Its head office is in Inyanda House in Parktown, Johannesburg.[2]Contents1 Operations 2 Business Units 3 Links to neighbouring countries 4 Ongoing projects 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksOperations[edit] Transnet Freight Rail is a freight logistics and passenger transport railway. It is the largest freight hauler in Africa
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List Of Business Entities
A business entity is an entity that is formed and administered as per corporate law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, sole traders, limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province
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Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway
The Beitbridge
Beitbridge
Bulawayo
Bulawayo
Railway (BBR) is a privately owned railway company that provides a rail link in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
between Beitbridge
Beitbridge
at the South African border and Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo. The 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge
Cape gauge
BBR is a build-operate-transfer project that has shortened the distance between Bulawayo
Bulawayo
in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
and South Africa
South Africa
to 317 kilometres (197 miles). Prior to its inauguration, rail service between South Africa
South Africa
and Bulawayo
Bulawayo
used a route through Botswana
Botswana
that is about 200 kilometres (120 miles) longer
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Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. Landing place and home of the 1820 settlers, the central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people.Contents1 History 2 Law and government 3 Geography 4 Climate 5 Tourism 6 Economy6.1 Agriculture 6.2 Industry7 Municipalities7.1 Metropolitan municipalities 7.2 District municipalities8 Education8.1 Universities 8.2 Other educational institutions9 Health9.1 Initiation rituals10 Sports 11 References 12 External linksHistory[edit] The Eastern Cape as a South African Province came into existence in 1994 and incorporated areas from the former Xhosa homelands of the Transkei and Ciskei, together with what was previously part of the Cape Province
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Kei Rail
Kei Rail is a railway project in South Africa. The Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape
government restored rail services between AmaBhele and Mthatha,[1] on an abandoned branch from the East London- Springfontein
Springfontein
main line. Infrastructure was rebuilt, and passenger services restarted in March 2008. The local Department of Roads and Transport leases the network from Transnet Freight Rail, and Sheltam
Sheltam
Grindrod are subcontracted to operate trains.[2][3] The project was part of a broader development plan for the region. The line has also been used by the Phelophepha health train. ECDORT planned several other projects to restore disused infrastructure in the province
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Transnamib
TransNamib
TransNamib
is the railway State-owned enterprise of Namibia. Organised as a holding company, it provides freight by rail and road as well as passenger services. Its administration is located in Windhoek.[citation needed]Contents1 History 2 Operations 3 Major lines and stations 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Main article: History of rail transport in Namibia A first local railway was constructed in 1895 by the Damaraland Guano Company for commercial purposes. The first public railway, and the core of the present system, was constructed by the German Colonial government. The 383 km connection between Swakopmund
Swakopmund
and Windhoek was inaugurated on June 19, 1902. The German colonial railway was taken over by the Railways of South Africa
South Africa
after World War I, and linked into the network of South Africa
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Namibia
Coordinates: 22°S 17°E / 22°S 17°E / -22; 17 Republic
Republic
of Namibia8 National language namesRepubliek van Namibië  (Afrikaans)[1] Republik Namibia  (German)[2] Namibiab Republiki dib  (Nama)[3] Republika yaNamibia  (Herero)[4] Orepublika yaNamibia  (Kwanyama)[5] Republika zaNamibia  (Kwangali)[6] Repaboleki ya Namibia  (Tswana)[7]
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Nakop
Nakop
Nakop
is a small town and border post in northwestern South Africa
South Africa
on its border with Namibia. It lies ten kilometres north of the Orange River.South Africa NamibiaRegion Northern CapeNearest town Nakop AriamsvleiRoad N10 B3GPS Coordinates 28°05′31″S 20°00′36″E / 28.0919°S 20.01°E / -28.0919; 20.01 ( Nakop
Nakop
border crossing) 28°05′31″S 20°00′36″E / 28.0919°S 20.01°E / -28.0919; 20.01 ( Nakop
Nakop
border crossing) Telephone
Telephone
number +27 (0)54 571 0008 / 0077 Fax
Fax
number +27 (0)54 571 0009Postal addressBusiness hours 24 hours 24 hours[2] References[edit]^ a b c d "Main Place Nakop"
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Botswana Railways
Botswana
Botswana
Railways (BR) is the national railway of Botswana. Contents1 History 2 Network 3 Fleet3.1 Locomotives 3.2 Purchase of passenger cars and locomotives4 Railway links to adjacent countries 5 Gallery of Botswana
Botswana
Rail 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] BR was created in 1987 when the government of Botswana
Botswana
bought out the Botswana-based sections of the National Railways of Zimbabwe
National Railways of Zimbabwe
(NRZ).[1] NRZ had been initially operating the rail system after Botswana
Botswana
had gained independence
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Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama
(or Ramatlhabama) is a village and railway station 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Mafikeng, in the North West province of South Africa.[2] It is located on the border with Botswana, and serves as a border post for road and rail traffic.[3] At the time of the 2011 census, Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama
along with the adjoining settlement of Miga had a total population of 2,046.[1] Transport[edit] Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama
is the southern end of Botswana's A1 highway and the northern end of South Africa's N18. It is also the location where the Cape Town– Bulawayo
Bulawayo
railway line enters Botswana; north of Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama
the railway is the main line of Botswana
Botswana
Railways, while to the south it is part of the network of Transnet Freight Rail. References[edit]^ a b c d e "Main Place Ramatlabama"
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National Railways Of Zimbabwe
The National Railways of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
(NRZ) is the parastatal railway of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
(formerly Rhodesia). The Zimbabwean railway system was largely constructed during the time of British colonial rule and was called Rhodesia Railways
Rhodesia Railways
(RR) until 1980
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Mozambique Ports And Railways
Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (abbreviated CFM; in English Mozambique
Mozambique
Ports and Railways) is the parastatal authority that oversees the railway system of Mozambique
Mozambique
and its connected ports. The rail system is composed of a total of 2,983 km rail of the 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge that is compatible with neighboring rail systems. In addition there is a 140 km line of 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge, the Gaza Railway.[1] The system developed over more than a century from three different ports at the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
that serve as terminals for separate lines to the hinterland. The railroads were major targets during the Mozambican Civil War, were sabotaged by RENAMO, and are being rehabilitated. Management has been largely outsourced. At this time there is no directly interconnecting rail service between the three lines
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Five-star Hotel
Hotel
Hotel
ratings are often used to classify hotels according to their quality. From the initial purpose of informing travellers on basic facilities that can be expected, the objectives of hotel rating has expanded into a focus on the hotel experience as a whole.[1] Today the terms 'grading', 'rating', and 'classification' are used to generally refer to the same concept, that is to categorize hotels. There is a wide variety of rating schemes used by different organizations around the world. Many have a system involving stars, with a greater number of stars indicating greater luxury. Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil
Mobil
Travel Guide, launched its star rating system in 1958
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Ressano Garcia
Ressano Garcia
Ressano Garcia
is a small town in the Maputo Province, Mozambique. The town is adjacent to South Africa. The town has around 11,200 people living in it. [1]Contents1 Transport 2 Adjacent stations 3 Industry 4 See also 5 ReferencesTransport[edit] Both road and rail cross the border here from Mozambique
Mozambique
into South Africa. Adjacent stations[edit]Muxia, MozambiqueIndustry[edit] A gas-fired power station has begun operating in 2014. The power plant is co-owned by EDM and Sasol. It receives gas by pipeline from the Pana gas fields in Eastern Mozambique. The first plant has a generating capacity of 175 MW. [2] See also[edit]Transport in MozambiqueReferences[edit]^ "Quandl". www.quandl.com
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Swaziland
Coordinates: 26°30′S 31°30′E / 26.500°S 31.500°E / -26.500; 31.500Kingdom of Swaziland Umbuso weSwatini (Swazi)FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Siyinqaba" (Swati) "We are a fortress" "We are a mystery/riddle" "We hide ourselves away"Anthem:  Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati Oh God, Bestower of the Blessings of the SwaziLocation of  Swaziland  (dark blue) – in Africa  (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union  (light blue)Capital Mbabane
Mbabane
(executive)
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Golela
Golela
Golela
is a town in Kwa-Zulu Natal
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Province, South Africa, 45 km east of Pongola on the border with Swaziland. The Golela
Golela
border post was recently rebuilt to meet the increasing movement of people and goods between South Africa
South Africa
and Swaziland.Contents1 Overview 2 Transport 3 References 4 External linksOverview[edit] The town is situated on the southern border with Swaziland, 145 km south-east of Piet Retief. Formerly spelt Gollel, the name is of Swazi origin, said to mean 'place of game'. This was a hunting ground of the Nyawo tribe in former times. The portion of the town across the border, in Swaziland, was renamed Lavumisa.[1] Transport[edit] It is served by a railway station on the line connecting South Africa and Swaziland. References[edit]^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive
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