SBHEKUZA RAIL is an operating division of SBHEKUZA WOMEN INVESTMENTS (Pty) Ltd, a 100% black women owned and managed company that has been granted a 20-year concession by Transnet SOC Limited to provide freight and passenger rail services along the Mthatha-Amabele branchline.
The Mthatha-Amabele branchline was opened in 1916 to provide mainly rural farmers in the former Transkei with both passenger and freight services. The branchline starts at Amabele which is 76 km inland from East London, continuing along the scenic Kei cuttings and cross the Great Kei River on a 392m nine-span steel bridge and then climbs out of the deep valley at a ruling gradient of 2.5% before dropping steeply again into the glorious Mbashe River Valley, across the rolling hills of Mvezo, Qunu andZamukulungisa, and ends at the Mthatha Station.
This branchline is a 281 km single diesel line that traverses along 5 municipal jurisdictions; Amahlathi Local Municipality, Great Kei Local Municipality, Mnquma Local Municipality, Mbhashe Local Municipality; and King Sabatha Dalindyebo Local Municipality.
We strive to provide world-class cost effective and efficient logistics solutions by leveraging the strengths of different modes of transport, allowing us to capitalise on the respective benefits of road and rail as integral elements of a supply chain. Our inter-modal and multi-modal logistics business approach means we can combine the most efficient transport modes based on each client’s logistics needs.
We take advantage of the significant potential rail offers to enable access to economic and social opportunities.