• Southern African
    Railways Association

    Delivering a cost effective, regionally integrated
    seamless and predictable railway transport service
    advocating for a sustainable fair surface transport
    policy in the SADC region.

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The Southern African Railways Association

SARA is a ‘Non-profit Organisation’ domiciled in Zimbabwe formed in April 1996 in terms of its Constitution in response to increasing road competition. At its formation, SARA was to originally provide the SADC railways with a strong lobbying association to pursue advocacy for fair surface transport competition to be achieved through– “levelling of the playing field” between road and rail in terms of policy and regulations. Modal equity was to be achieved by enforcing the User Pays Principle where the road pays the full cost of road infrastructure or infrastructure support to railways by Governments. Members of SARA are predominantly railways in the SADC region, some major railway customers and suppliers, and other organisations with special interest in railways.

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TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF 06 MOTOR ASSEMBLIES TRACTION FOR GE LOCOMOTIVES & 06 MOTOR ASSEMBLIES TRACTION FOR GM LOCOMOTIVES

Tender Closing Date: 21 July 2017

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TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF 3500 COMPOSITE BRAKE BLOCK FOR WAGONS AND 2000 COMPOSITE BRAKE BLOCK FOR LOCOMOTIVES

Tender Closing Date: 03 August 2017

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TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF PRINTED STATIONERY, TONER CARTRIDGES AND OFFICE STATIONERY ON A ONE YEAR RATES CONTRACT BASIS

Tender Closing Date: 03 August 2017

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TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF VARIOUS GM & GE LOCOMOTIVES SPARE PARTS

Tender Closing Date: 11 August 2017

Zambia Railways Limited has made a provision in its 2017 Budget towards the procurement of various Goods and Services.  Zambia Railways Limited now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the following tenders listed below:  TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF VARIOUS GM & GE LOCOMOTIVES...

TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF 06 MOTOR ASSEMBLIES TRACTION FOR GE LOCOMOTIVES & 06 MOTOR ASSEMBLIES TRACTION FOR GM LOCOMOTIVES

Tender Closing Date: 11 August 2017

Zambia Railways Limited has made a provision in its 2017 Budget towards the procurement of various Goods and Services.  Zambia Railways Limited now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the following tenders listed below:  TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF 06 MOTOR ASSEMBLIES TRACTION FO...

RFP - Recapitalisation of National Railways of Zimbabwe

Tender Closing Date: 21 July 2017

Request for Proposal of Funding for the Recapitalisation of National Railways of Zimbabwe. ...

Advertisement of the Programme Coordinator Position

The Programmes Coordinator shall be required to promote, develop and extend the objectives and business interests of SARA through: Ensuring that appropriate initiatives in the areas of operations, marketing, safety, equipment, infrastructure and inter-modal competition are put in placeProviding adv...

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The current SARA strategy addresses five strategic focus areas of advocacy and lobbying, infrastructure development, railway operations, resource mobilisation, marketing and publicity and safety.