Our core competency is the movement of freight on rail. With a world-class heavy haul capability in our coal and iron ore export rail operations, we are a strategic player in the NEPAD stakes and key to Government's Spatial Development Initiatives - a shift towards regional co-operation and integration. We are proudly placed to dramatically alter the South African rail industry and to play a key role in the transformation of our society.
We do so against the backdrop of sound business principles, a regulatory framework and the challenges of meeting the expectations of the marketplace. Our 25 000 employees spread throughout the country ensure that our network, which resembles life giving arteries, keep the economy pumping.
Transnet has redefined the business to focus on core freight operations and infrastructure. Transnet Freight Rail plays an integral role in fulfilling the objectives of Transnet and enhancing the role of transport in South Africa's economy.