About Us

The company’s initial focus was to provide the railways with spare parts for its existing doors and door-operating mechanisms (‘door gear’) and windows, but within less than a year itself became a significant manufacturer of doors and door gear. The company from then quickly evolved to become a leading developer of innovative, customised and patented windows, doors and door gear– including the revolutionary ‘hopper’ windows and outside sliding doors and door gear designed to protect innocent passengers from being thrown out of moving trains during the pre-election train violence of 1992 – 1994, and those to combat widespread vandalism and theft.

These all became widely used on passenger trains throughout South Africa. In 2003 a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) consortium had acquired Nustart Holdings (Pty) Ltd. The name of the company then became Siyahamba Engineering (Pty) Ltd. The client base of the Company had since grown beyond the general overhaul contractors to PRASA (the South African public commuter operator). Siyahamba supplies to local and international original equipment manufacturers, such as Transnet Engineering, Bombadier Transport, General Electric Transport, Alstom (through Gibela Rail) and China South Rail.

Our Approach

Vision

To become the most preferred provider of innovative products and services to the transport industry.

Mission

To contribute towards making the transportation industry highly efficient by providing quality products and services.

The Company’s Core Values

Supportive relationships built on trust, honesty and integrity.

Customer centred quality product and service.

Self‐ discipline and commitment.

Self‐respect and respect for others.

Our Team

ZANDILE-JAKAVULA

ZANDILE JAKAVULA

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

JULIUS-MOTSHOPI-2

JULIUS MOTSHOPI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

FREEDOM-NDLOVU

FREEDOM NDLOVU

SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER

What We Do

Research-and-Development2

Research and Development

Maintenance-and-Production

Maintenance and Production

Products And Services

Siyahamba Products

Shoshaloza-Meyel---Intermediate-door

Shoshaloza-Meyel – Intermediate-door

Outside-Sliding-Doorgear-System---2-doors

Outside-Sliding-Doorgear-System – 2-doors

5M2A-Pocket-Sliding-Door-Gear

5M2A-Pocket-Sliding-Door-Gear

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Shosholoza-Meyl-Mark-4-Half-drop-window-and-internal-blind

Shosholoza Meyl Mark 4 Half-drop window and internal blind

The-vandal-resistant-3-CR12-door-system

Vandal resistant 3 CR12 door system

9E-Locomotive-End-Door

9E Locomotive End Door

Shosholoza-Half-drop-Toilet-Hopper-Window

Shosholoza Half-drop Toilet Hopper Window

Siyahambas-new-plastic-window-assembly-concept

Siyahamba’s new plastic window assembly concept

Siyahamba Service Machinery

Amad---CNC-Bending-Machine

Amad – CNC-Bending-Machine

Amada---CNC-Punching-Machine

Amada – CNC-Punching-Machine

Amada---Shearing-Machine

Amada – Shearing-Machine

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Puma---CNC-Lathe

Puma – CNC-Lathe

Our Clients

sabs-accreditation

Company Accreditation

In 2003, the company was awarded the  ISO 9001:2000, and thus

became the first black owned company in the rolling stock industry to receive such accreditation.