Full steam ahead

Finweek English Edition - - The main stories this week -

WHAT HAP­PENED| THE CON­TRO­VER­SIAL R21bn Gau­train project tra­versed two ma­jor mile­stones with­out in­ci­dent: the sign­ing of the fi­nan­cial clo­sure and the im­plo­sion of four in­ner-city build­ings to make way for a 700-car parkade at Park Sta­tion in Jo­han­nes­burg. The tun­nel-bor­ing ma­chine un­der con­struc­tion in Ger­many is ex­pected to ar­rive in Septem­ber.

WHAT THE OTH­ERS SAID THE STAR edi­to­rial said: “It has been a long, and tor­tu­ous route, with con­tro­versy, le­gal chal­lenges, po­lit­i­cal scan­dals, de­lays and a lot of crit­i­cism, but there is no doubt that it (Gau­train) is here to stay and that it will change Joburg­ers’ lives for years to come...”

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