Articles tagged 'nrz'

NRZ artisans threaten strike 11 April 2019 ARTISANS at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) are threatening to down tools over non-payment of salaries. In a statement, the Railways Artisans Union (Rau) said its members have not been paid their dues for the past 16 months, claims which have been dismissed by NRZ management. Rau said w...
NRZ to open new rail routes 20 March 2019 Train trips between Hwange and Harare will become smaller, as a new transportation link is set to shorten travel times. NRZ is inaugurating new routes, from Harare to Mutoko and the shortened Hwange to Harare as part of the much-touted reforms.  
NRZ targets 4,2m tonnes of freight 9 January 2019 HARARE - The cash-strapped National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has said it is projecting to move more than 4,2 million tonnes of freight this year alone. This will be an increase of 25,6 percent to the cargo it transported in the just-ended year where it moved 3 367 073 tonnes between January ...
RMS seeks partners in Namibia project 7 January 2019 HARARE -  A subsidiary of the National Railways of Zimbabwe is seeking a private partner to operation a cargo handling and storage facility in its dry land port project at Walvis Bay, Namibia. In a notice, Road Motor Services (RMS), which is spearheading the construction of the port in partner...
NRZ trains need passenger insurance 28 December 2018 HARARE - National Railways of Zimbabwe passenger trains should fix fundamental requirements such as passenger insurance before carrying any commuters. Passengers Association of Zimbabwe (Paz) president Tafadzwa Goliath said: “They should show us their passenger insurance in case of any acciden...
NRZ tonnage grows by 10pc 23 December 2018 HARARE - The tonnage moved by the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has grown by almost 10 percent in the first 11 months of the year compared to the comparative period last year. In the 11 months ending November 30, 2018, the rail operator transported goods weighing a total of 3 178 785 ton...
NRZ records increase in cargo movement 19 December 2018 BULAWAYO - The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) says it has recorded a four percent increase in tonnage movement in a space of four months. NRZ moved more than 1,4 million tonnes of cargo between July 1 and October 31, 2018 putting a difference of 1,3 million tonnes moved during the same pe...
HCC sues NRZ 15 December 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has dragged the government-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) to the High Court over failure to pay rates totalling more than  $200 000. In its founding affidavit, HCC through its lawyers Kanokanga and Partners, said NRZ has an outstanding balance of ...
NRZ, millers in blame game 10 November 2018 HARARE - Millers and officials at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) are pointing fingers at each other over the inordinate delays in transporting wheat into the country to avert shortages of bread. While millers, through the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), have secured enou...
Govt courts global investors for State firms privatisation drive 8 October 2018 HARARE – Government is seeking global investors to engage in the privatisation of struggling State-owned companies as part of wide-ranging reforms set in motion by President Emmerson Mnangagwa since he came to power, the Finance and Economic Planning minister Mthuli Ncube has said. A former ba...
Elections delay NRZ recapitalisation 29 August 2018 HARARE - National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has attributed its failure to finalise its $400 million recapitalisation deal on time due to the election season. Zimbabwe has for the past months been engrossed to the July 30 harmonised election such that business in many sectors was grossly affec...
NRZ, Transnet deal above board 27 August 2018 BULAWAYO - National  Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has allayed fears that it might have entered into a questionable deal with Transnet, following the issuing of suspension notices to three top officials who were allegedly involved in suspicious procurement of 1 064 diesel and electric locomotives in...
Zim rail freight volumes rise 12 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's national rail freight volumes are rising ever since government — with the help from the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group and Transnet (DIDG-Transnet) — started rebuilding the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). Rail freight volumes rose by 13,5 percent year-on-yea...
Train suicide deaths rise 21 May 2018 HARARE - Thirteen pedestrians plunged to their deaths by jumping in front of moving trains in the first five months of the year, the Daily News can exclusively report. The figure is more than half of what was recorded in the whole of last year, giving a scary picture of what could be lying ahe...
Train deaths rise 21 May 2018 HARARE - Thirteen pedestrians plunged to their deaths by jumping in front of moving trains in the first five months of the year, the Daily News can exclusively report.
SOUTHERN NEWS | NRZ operational capacity peaks 9 May 2018 BULAWAYO - Leased equipment from Transnet has stabilised the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)'s operational capacity, enabling the parastatal to reach a peak in its operations. President Emmerson Mnangagwa in February unveiled 13 locomotives, 34 passenger coaches and 200 wagons from Transne...
More people now using trains: NRZ 2 May 2018 HARARE - The new passenger coaches recently introduced in the country are proving to be popular with passengers, National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has said. About a month ago, NRZ introduced new locomotives and coaches, leased from South African rail utility, Transnet, as part of its revival...
Zimra delays NRZ locomotives 30 April 2018 HARARE - National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)'s rolling stock and locomotives unveiled by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on February 21 took over a month to be operationalised as they were held up in Bulawayo by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) over customs clearance. Mnangagwa unveiled NRZ...
Govt scraps duty for NRZ, AirZim 12 February 2018 HARARE - The government has exempted two struggling parastatals, the Air Zimbabwe and the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) from paying duty on spare parts. This comes as the government is seeking to revive the rail and air transport system, which has been failing to make a mark, owing to th...
NRZ deal raises questions about the Guptas 22 December 2017 HARARE – Negotiations into a multi-million dollar deal to recapitalise the moribund National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) are dogged by fears that South Africa's ill-famed billionaire family, the Guptas, could make inroads into the Zimbabwean market through their relationship with Transnet, a key p...
Govt failing to deliver on promises, commitments 5 September 2017 HARARE - Last week, President Robert Mugabe's government announced yet another mega deal in the making. This time around, it's billionaire Chinese investor, Zhang Li — co-founder and chairman of R&F — whom they are touting as the new survivor of collapsed iron and steel manufacturer Ziscosteel...
'NRZ revival set to boost rail traffic' 12 August 2017 HARARE - The revival of the National Railways of Zimbabwe will help boost the country's ailing economy through increased traffic, Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) has said. DIDG, together with its South African partners, Transnet, this week emerged winners of the NRZ $400 milli...
'NRZ must pursue SA mineral claims' 25 July 2017 HARARE - National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) board and management must actively pursue the mineral claims in South Africa as they could provide an important source of leverage in sourcing funding, Parliament has said. The parliamentary portfolio committee on Transport and Infrastructural Devel...
Govt pressed over delayed NRZ wages 18 July 2017 HARARE - Parliament is pressing the executive arm of government to ensure that it makes delayed salary payments to thousands of workers at struggling State-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). “Employees are owed over $90 million in outstanding salaries while debts have ballooned to a st...
NRZ revamping key for economy 4 July 2017 HARARE - After decades of decline, government has drawn up plans to invest in the country's stuttering rail company, the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). NRZ is woven into the country's national fabric. Carrying passengers across the country's interior, and exporting agricultural produce c...