TRAIN OF HOPE IN THE MEDIA

Below are assorted press clips on Phelophepa and the roll out of the second Train of Hope. The new train has received massive press coverage and we are most grateful to all the media who have spread our wonderful success story and message.

If you represent a media outlet and would like to cover the train, please contact us for specific information.

Phelophepa Featured on CBS Evening News

(CBS News) EASTERN CAPE, South Africa – South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, turns 94 next Wednesday. Four out of five South Africans now depend on the public health care system he championed but access remains vastly unequal between blacks and whites. But now a very special train is now helping to bridge the gap…..read more

Phelophepa Featured on Biz Community

With the introduction of Phelophepa II, Transnet will more than double the number of people who benefit from the facility, taking the total to an estimated 370 000 people every year….read more

Phelophepa Featured on CSI Matters

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday officially unveiled State-owned Transnet’s R82-million second healthcare train Phelophepa II, reaffirming the group’s commitment to corporate citizenship.
The new train will operate simultaneously with Transnet Phelophepa I, which started operating in 1994. Both trains will provide onboard primary healthcare, dental, optometry and psychological care, among others…. Read more

Phelophepa Featured on The Herald Online

Young and old waited patiently at the train station in Swartkops, Port Elizabeth, yesterday but none of them were going on a trip.Their destination was one to better health aboard the “train of hope”. The Phelophepa 2 has been in Port Elizabeth since April 30 and will depart on Friday….read more

Phelophepa Featured on Nine

Transnet Phelophepa II Launch – Nine Squared Communication and Events spent the weekend in Mdantsane, Mount Ruth Station, East London setting up the logistics for the Transnet Phelophepa II launch. Minister of Public Enterprise Mr Gigaba as well as the GCE of Transnet Brian Molefe were in attendance together with a string of dignitaries from Switzerland name Roche, and from Colgate in the United Kingdom. Media crews from around the country as well around the world were in attendance. For the team from Nine Squared it was a privilege to have a window into the world of Phelophepa…. Read more

Phelophepa Featured on Play Your Part

South Africa’s second state-of-the art clinic on wheels, Phelophepa II, has hit the tracks, taking much-needed primary health care services to the country’s poorest rural communities.
The new train comes equipped with the latest technology, which means it can provide even better health care services to those who need it most…. read more

Phelophepa Featured on South Africa.info

Over 5.5-million people have been reached by the project since 1994, and over 20 000 student doctors and nurses have had the opportunity to hone their skills on Phelophepa…. read more