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African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China

China and the African Union agreed Tuesday, 27 January, an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent...

28 Jan 2015 12:39

Africa wants its own air transport market by 2017

African Ministers of Transport have declared their full support for the African Union Commission's proposal for the establishment of a single African air transport market by 2017...

22 Jan 2015 11:33

Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa

Business decision-makers should be asking themselves how they can respond quickly to fast-changing customer demand, how they can contain or reduce escalating costs and how they can enter emerging markets without substantially increasing their risk...

16 Jan 2015 12:44

Foot-and-mouth eats up farming

Agriculture in this country faces economic obliteration by a "bio-security threat" if steps are not taken to eradicate a fast-spreading animal disease that has already cost the country R15 billion over the past three years...

14 Jan 2015 07:45

Allocate all Eskom and SAA shares to citizens

South Africans in general and taxpayers in particular have become accustomed/hardened/seasoned to the perennial, colossal financial blunders otherwise known as South African Airways (SAA) and Eskom...

By Temba Nolutshungu 10 Jan 2015 12:19

BCI dropped in December

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) says the business confidence index (BCI) shed 2.5 index points in December 2014, coming in at 88.3...

9 Jan 2015 07:47

New focus for Lufthansa in 2015

For the airline, the focus in 2015 will be on the 'New Lufthansa Premium Quality'...

18 Dec 2014 11:55

Tis the season to be... delivering

High levels of service delivery are required, especially in retail, as the world counts down to the festive season, with an upsurge in customers...

17 Dec 2014 09:29

The digital universe that is to come

The Internet of things has opened for us humans a digital world abundant of opportunities, that will further transform the way we learn, interact with each other, with devices, machines and other physical things around us...

By Nivin Xavier 16 Dec 2014 07:55

Some simple tips for online shopping this festive season

Oliver Facey, VP Operations for DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa, says that while there are many motivators of why to shop online, consumers must be aware of the do's and don'ts of online shopping to avoid possible drawbacks...

8 Dec 2014 10:37

Why Africa should be on international SMEs' radars

According to an in-depth study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, approximately 40% of global SMEs do not perceive Africa as a growth opportunity, despite positive economic growth stories...

27 Nov 2014 09:43

Rise of a new age in retail has begun

Delivery times are an integral part of online shopping. Even in South Africa, retailers offer 24 hour (or even same day) delivery on many goods...

27 Nov 2014 09:09

Story of woe contained in import stats

South Africa's consumer woes are showing up in the container import numbers...

24 Nov 2014 08:05

Supplying locally with global quality

In the UK, the debate raging is about the end of seasonality, with many young people not knowing when the season ends for a particular produce...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2014 15:48

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