North West Star (Soc) Ltd (NWS) is a subsidiary of Northwest Transport Investments (Soc) Ltd (NTI) which is a parastatal company of the North West Provincial Government.
The North West Provincial Government is the sole shareholder of NTI. (NWS) was the primary source of transport in the North West Province since its inception.
They are providing transport service also in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng Provinces to thousands of commuters (monthly) with a fleet of 640 buses. Northwest Star (Soc) Ltd is widely regarded as one of the premier transport operators on the African continent.
The operations of the North West Star started in 1973 under the then BIC and CED and the company was established in 1986 and has had several name changes.
With the promulgation of new Provinces after the 1994 elections, the company’s name changed to Northwest Star (Soc) Ltd.
North West Star Operating Centres
These centres are ideally located to serve their passengers to their best interest and for easy access to communicate transport needs and requirements on an ongoing basis.
For the purpose of continued communication Transport Forums, selected by their passengers, were established that meets monthly and assist the company to keep abreast of our passenger’s changing transport requirements and new transport demands.
North West Star Services & Routes
The company provides a network of public transport services to commuters, linking the North West Province and Mpumalanga to the City of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Midrand.
Mainly these services are operated in terms of a contract with the department of transport in which a substantial portion of their passenger’s fare is being subsidized by government.
Apart from providing transport services to their working passengers and school children, off peak services are also provided to shoppers, and transport destinations that include services to hospitals, clinics, pensioner pay points etc.
North West Star operating centres maintenance the fleet through:
Provide Bus Washing Facilities
Providing Re-Fueling Stations
Bus Service centres
Central Command Point
Private Hire (Touring and Social) transport services are also provided to organised groups in our community to any required destination. Such services in the past include destinations such as Polokwane, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and many others. To make use of these services you are welcome to contact any of North West Star Operating centres for a quotation.
The passenger transport services operated by Northwest Star (Soc) Ltd are currently performed in accordance with interim transport contracts with the Gauteng Department of Transport.
The passenger transport services operated by Atteridgeville Bus Service (Soc) Ltd are currently performed in accordance with a tendered contract service with Gautrans.
North West Star Offices & Contacts For Enquiry
c/o Alwyn & Simon Vermooten Avenue,
Tel: +27 12 803 7870
Contact: Mr Nick de Beer – Senior Manager Operations
c/o Alwyn & Simon Vermooten Avenue, Samcorpark, Waltloo
Tel: +27 012 803 7870
Fax: +27 012 803 2561
Contact: Mr Adolph Komane – Operating Centre Manager
Stand no. 105 1st street
Tel: +27 012 719 8360
Fax: +27 012 719 891
North West Star Mabopane Centre
Contact: Mr Ben Ditshego – Acting Operating Centre Manager
414 Block N
Tel: +27 012 702 3311
Fax: +27 012 702 6847
Contact: Mr Thomas Kola – Acting Operating Centre Manager
137 Industrial Road
Tel: +27 012 386 0019
Fax +27 012 386 0614