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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.


Other Details

Type of Organisation / Business:
Public Company
No of Employees:
49 078
Key People:
Mafika Mkwanazi - Chairman
Other info:
Transnet national ports - +27 11 351 9002
Transnet port terminals - +27 31 308 8300
Transnet rail engineering - +27 12 391 1301
Transnet pipelines - +27 31 361 1300
Transnet freight rail - +27 11 774 4944

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