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Call for Applications for Suppliers to Participate in Transnet Freight Rail Supplier Development Programme

Window Opening: 12 August 2022

Closing: 31 August 2022

All Transnet Freight Rail Qualifying Suppliers in terms of the criteria stipulated below are hereby invited to apply to be part of our 12 Months Supplier Development Programme.


Transnet is implementing a multi-dimensional ESD programme ensuring that all elements involved in ESD are part of the approach, these include but not limited to:


·         Business builder – Skills Development by bridging the skills gap and moving from being self-employed to business owner

·     Value Builder – Business fundamentals by building measurable asset value, accurate current and future status assessment, risk profile improvement and profitability and overall sustainability improvement

·     Growth Accelerator – Enterprise maturity through capability maturity improvement, quality and delivery and resource maturity development and integration and failure and complexity minimisation


With the ever-changing South African landscape and the increased need for SMMEs to provide the answers to its future economic growth, Transnet ESD will not only address the critical aspect of helping SMMEs succeed, but go further by ensuring success of businesses through focused Enterprise and Supplier Development Solutions that drive high-growth targets of up to 70% improvement to business value and earnings.


Qualifying Criteria:


1.    100% Black owned SMMEs that are currently on TFR Supplier Database;  

2.    Exempted Micro Enterprises with a turnover of Between R200K and R50M,

3.    Must have been in operation for at least 2 years; and

4.    The businesses must be from the following sectors that are core to TRANSNET’s business:


    • ICT   
    • Manufacturing
    • Engineering
    • Rail and Industrial Infrastructure​


5.    First 100 applicants will be considered for the programme.


Duration of the Project:

The project will run for 12 months


Applications must be made on the prescribed application form accompanied by the necessary supporting documents as stated in the application form together with the following supporting documents:


·         Valid BBBEE Certificate or Affidavit

·         CSD confirmation

·         Company registration documents


All application forms must be submitted no later than 12h30 on the 31 August 2022.

Applications must be emailed to:;