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Western Cape investing in procurement and supply chain for public sector delivery

Supply chain management professionals will be attending the third annual Smart Procurement World Western Cape Summit 2016...

Issued by Smart Procurement World

Acquisition to broaden Barloworld Transport's specialised offerings

In a strategic business move, Barloworld Transport recently acquired 51% of leading refrigerated transport company Aspen Logistic Services...

SA trade surplus widens

South Africa's trade surplus widened to R8.22bn in December from R683m in November. This was higher than the expectation of a R1.8bn surplus...

By Carin Smith

Africa turns to small business sourcing and enterprise supplier development

Enterprise and supplier development is becoming a global action to inspire economies and create jobs...

Issued by Smart Procurement World

Survey finds most promising markets in sub-Saharan Africa

Consumer spending by a growing middle class is an important growth driver for Africa...

Fastvan wants to change SA logistics with its all-in-one app

South African startup Fastvan is an all-in-one courier service app looking to change the logistics industry. It's like an Uber but with parcels...

By Graham van der Made

Padi is Nigeria's new hyper-local delivery service

Nigerian internet company Iconway has launched Padi, described as a hyper-local delivery service. It allows people to order products from neighbourhood stores and have them delivered to their doorstep within just 90 minutes...

By Jacques Coetzee

SA bulk exports up 7.3% in 2015 to record 168-million tons

SA's bulk export volumes rose 7.3% in 2015 to a record 168-million tons (Mt) after only a 2.6% gain in 2014 and a 2.8% rise in 2013, data from the TNPA showed...

By Helmo Preuss

Transporting produce in SA - yesterday, today and tomorrow

The cost of transportation has become an ever-greater burden...

By Gerhard Uys

New business-led trade alliance formed

Three leading private-sector organisations have joined forces to launch a major new partnership to support effective implementation of the World Trade Organization's...

Amazon gives glimpse at new delivery drone design

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon provided a glimpse into the future of online shopping in a video of a new delivery drone that racked up more than two million views by mid-Monday...

Optimise your service levels this festive season, DHL executive advises retailers

The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season. Retailers therefore need to pay careful attention to their supply chains during this period, as operations and delivery are the key to client satisfaction, maximising brand exposure and increasing revenue...

SA drop-off point courier service Pargo grows to 1,500 pickup points

Collection and drop-off point courier service Pargo has shown significant growth over the past year. Ventureburn had a chance to catch up with the founders Lars Veul (pictured right) and Derk Hoekert (pictured left) about the company...

By Graham van der Made

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