CACS Policy Brief no 8

Transnet launches a Trans-Africa Locomotive in Pretoria, April 2017. GCIS.

Transnet’s internationalisation and SA foreign policy: The potential for Transport Diplomacy in Africa

Lebohang Makekeng

Transnet has the operational and technical know-how to contribute to the continent’s infrastructure and economic growth, as envisioned in the African Union’s Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative (PICI). Leveraging this potential contribution by means of Transport Diplomacy could rekindle and solidify Pretoria’s leadership role in Africa. In this Policy Brief, Lebohang Makekeng argues that Transnet, and not Beijing’s China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) or the Russian Railways, should play a leading role in developing African transport infrastructure. Download