The Bakara Engineering Solutions

Bakara is a black woman-owned engineering company that has been in existence since 2010. Since inception, our pro-active approach to the market and our innovative engineering solutions have attracted strong interest from prestigious partners and customers. Although young, Bakara already employs staff with in-depth engineering experience in design and manufacturing in South Africa, along with access to a vast network of complementary services. Bakara is also continually employing, mentoring and training young professionals who will secure the future of the company.

We strive to provide innovative engineering solutions in manufacturing across all industries including (but not limited to) Rail, Defense, Mining and Maritime, among others. Our solutions aim at optimizing the availability and the reliability of engineering components for rolling stock, general engineering solutions and other strategic infrastructure. Our capabilities include modernization of existing products/components, re-engineering, design and development of completely new products, maintenance and/or refurbishment and assembling.

Bakara is one of the only rail engineering companies in South Africa that undertakes both maintenance and repairs of rolling stock, and the design and manufacture of rolling stock components.


Bakara had a 3-year contract to undertake ad-hoc repairs on the passenger fleet of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA). The company deployed on-site teams in the Metrorail (Division of PRASA) rolling stock depots in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban.

Electrical Repairs

Coach Body Repairs



Bakara partnered with Bombardier RCS and 5 other South African companies on the R 1,1b contract to upgrade the rail infrastructure in Durban. Bakara's scope included the provision of project facilities, telecommunications for the Central Traffic Control (CTC) building and the entire network, the supply of new signal-equipment rooms with security and access control, the layout of the CTC including the supply of the video walls, workstations and architecture, document-management system and site security.

Projects Team

Fibre Installation

Central Traffic Control

Access Control


Bakara was appointed by Transnet Engineering to supply and commission 62 Glova Rail vacuum-on-demand toilet kits for new luxury passenger coaches designed and built for Botswana Railways. The potential for the product to be used in other industries is being investigated.

Toilet Installations & Commissioning - Transnet Engineering

Toilet Installation - Prasa

Mine Toilet Project