About Us


Ramutsa Rail specialises in manual hand labour maintenance and construction of railway tracks. Our expertise lays in permanent way construction and relevant works such as upgrading, welding and maintenance. The company also performs medium sized civil rail contracts such as drainage and concrete works.

Ramutsa Rail started operating in September 1998, with combined experience of 50+ years in the railway industry, as a closed corporation which is classed as a SMME.

The managing member is Mr PJA van der Walt with a 70% shareholding while Mr EP Makhalamele, who heads up Finance and Human resources, holds 30%.  This enables Ramutsa Rail to be BBEE compliant.

The contract manager is Mr FJC du Plessis and the contract supervisor is Mr F Shabangu.

Junior Management consists of Mr E. Thupayatlhase, Site Manager and Mr TM Seshigoana, Contract Foreman, Messer A Mokoena, and J Moloi are both general foremen.

The labour intensive workforce consists almost entirely of previously disadvantaged individuals who constitute approximately 90% of the total staff employed permanently.  When temporary workers are employed the percentage escalates to almost 95% depending on the number of workers employed for each contract.