Minister Fikile Mbalula inspects Bayhead Wagon Maintenance Depot in Durban, 15 Aug

14 Aug 2019

Members of the media are invited to join the Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, and the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) during an inspection of the Bayhead Wagon Maintenance Depot in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

The inspection forms part of the Minister’s 100-Day Plan to turn the state of railways in the country around, underpinned by the principle of “kawuleza” to ensure safety in the rail environment.

In line with the RSR’s Safety Permit Conformity Assessment Methodology (SPCAM), the inspection seeks to:

  • Assess the condition of rolling stock against predetermined train predeparture criteria in order to make informed decisions on whether the rolling stock is roadworthy.
  • Investigate the robustness and efficiency of the procedures as applied by Transnet for certifying their trains as ready for service.
  • Verify adherence of Transnet Freight Rail personnel to the set standards and procedures when performing these ready for service inspections.
  • Ensure enforcement of regulatory instruments where non-compliances are detected.

The details of the inspection are as follows:
Date: 15 August 2019
Time: 10:00am for 10:30am
Venue: Bayhead Wagon Maintenance Depot, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

All media houses are invited to attend and are requested to RSVP with the details of their shoe and jacket sizes for safety gears by contacting Sam Monareng via email: or 073 491 3382 by no later than 14 August at 16:00.

Kindly note that confirmation of attendance is required in order to gain access to the facility.

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