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Transnet Freight Rail Leadership


Russell Baatjies

Chief Executive​

Mr. Russell has been appointed as TFR's Chief Executive from 01st March 2024, after acting in the position from November 2023. He is charged with ensuring that TFR is the author of globally competitive regional freight system

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Marelize Labuschagne

Chief Financial Office
Transnet Freight Rail

Ms. Marelize Labuschagne was appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Transnet effective 1st December 2020. She brings a strong history of driving sustainable revenue/business growth by

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Sandile Magenuka

Acting General Manager
Rail Network and Capital Projects



Gregory Botha

Chief People Officer
Transnet Freight Rail

Mr. Gregory Botha is a seasoned executive who has, during his extensive and illustrious career in Transnet, fulfilled various leadership roles, including that

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Basani Duiker

Acting Chief Procurement Officer​
Transnet Freight Rail

Basani has been appointed as the acting Chief Procurement Officer of Transnet Freight Rail. She is responsible for leading the supply chain management function and

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​Mandisa Mondi

Acting Managing Executive
Northeast Corridor

Ms. Mandisa joined Transnet in 1999 as an Environmental Planning Manager and quickly moved her way up the ranks, in a series of promotions. She held the roles of Senior Manager:

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Mashudu Makatu

General Manager
Network Operations

Mr. Mashudu joined Transnet as a bursary student in 1997 and worked his way up the ranks, in an impressive career that spans over 23 years. From an entry-level role of engineering technician,

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Thozama Mokoena

Acting General Manager Planning & OCC

Thozama joined Transnet in 1999 as a logistician. In an impressive career, spanning over two decades Thozama has held various senior leadership roles across different functions in TFR culminating

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Solomon Rampheng​

Acting Managing Executive
Central Corridor


Rudzani Ligege

General Manager Recovery Projects

Rudzani joined Transnet in 2003, as a Project Manager responsible for TFR’s turnaround projects. An accomplished executive with over two decades of logistics experience gained in both private and public sectors,

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Bonginkosi Mabaso

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Bonginkosi will be responsible for developing and increasing market share, as well as leading the development of bankable business cases. He is also tasked with leading the strategic marketing of the company's capabilities

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Mpho Madolo

Acting Chief information Officer(CIO)
ICTM department

Ms Mpho Madolo has been holds the position of Acting CIO. She has been assigned with responsibilities that include positioning the ICTM department as a strategic partner and enabler to business

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Litha Mcwabeni

General Manager
Corporate Affairs & Stakeholder Management

Litha joined Transnet in 2009 as General Manager: Strategy and Planning after a long and successful tenure in the public service. A seasoned professional, Litha boasts extensive

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Ntombi Sania Ngokoane Sithole

General Manager
Legal Risk and Compliance

Ms. Ntombifikile Sithole is strategically minded and commercially astute Executive in Governance, Risk Management, Assurance, Legal and Compliance with 20 years’ experience at EXCO level.

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Phumzile Sithole

General Manager Strategy & Office of the CE

Phumzile Sithole currently holds the position of General Manager Strategy and Office of the CE. Overall, the department’s role includes overseeing the identification and development

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Shawn Johnson

General Manager
Security & Forensic



Theo Johnson

Acting Managing Executive
North Corridor

Theo joined Transnet in 2004 through the Graduate in Training Programme, having been a recipient of a Transnset bursary. In a career spanning over two decades,

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Simangele Mpekoa

Acting Managing Executive Cape Corridor


Sibuthe Mdala

Acting Managing Executive
Ore Corridor

Following his secondment from Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), Sibuthe Mdala is currently acting as Managing Executive of the Ore Corridor.

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Andiswa Dlanga

Acting General Manager Safety

Andiswa is a seasoned professional with extensive expertise in rail and port operations, planning, and scheduling and execution of trains and vessels.

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Magan Govender

General Manager Resource Management


Ntombi Mzobe

Acting Managing Executive
Container Corridor

Ms. Ntombi Mzobe has been appointed as the Acting Managing Executive of the Container Corridor, effective May 2024. Previously, she held the position of Head of Operations in the Container Corridor.

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