Transnet SOC Ltd is in the process of compiling a list of local companies with expertise to manufacture any of the designated products for its locomotives and wagons.

Any companies that manufacture these products or parts are hereby requested to send that information to Chief Economist Michael Ade at as soon as possible.

The Federation will then compile a comprehensive list of such companies, with a clear indication of what they manufacture, and send it to Transnet. The transport utility will then deal with those companies directly when it invites Requests for Quotes.

SEIFSA is a National Federation representing 21 independent employer Associations in the metals and engineering industries, with a combined membership of 1600 companies employing around 200 000 employees. The Federation was formed in 1943 and its member companies range from giant steel-making corporations to micro-enterprises employing fewer than 50 people