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With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 1 day ago

VAT hike should encourage importers to rethink traditional ways of doing business

Given the challenging economic environment, many have dreaded the recent one percentage point increase of VAT in South Africa...

1 day ago

IATA: global standards, operational data answer to future safety

According to Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), over the next 20 years, there will be a near doubling of passengers...

1 day ago

Tough week ahead for commuters as bus strike continues

NEWSWATCH: The nationwide bus strike which commenced on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, has entered its sixth day...

2 days ago

Paperless customs reporting system launches

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will introduce a new electronic cargo reporting system which will be able to track the movement of cargo coming into and leaving the country this weekend...

20 Apr 2018

Three key areas African ports authorities need to focus on

With sea trade being one of Africa's largest sources of income, a wave of new port infrastructure and upgrades along African coasts are set to make ports even more attractive to an influx of trade...

By Hein van den Ende 20 Apr 2018

Jungheinrich WMS: New interface for increased user-friendliness

Jungheinrich is presenting its warehouse management system, the Jungheinrich WMS, with a completely new user interface at the LogiMAT in Stuttgart...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 20 Apr 2018

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018

Volocopter shares its vision of skyport networks for flying taxis

Showing off a fully functioning flying taxi is one thing, having a plan in place for how you'll move hundreds of them around big cities is another...

By Nick Lavars 19 Apr 2018

N3 Toll Route sees drastic reduction in road fatalities

Data recorded by N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) shows a 40,63% reduction in fatalities between January to March 2018 on the N3 Toll Route...

19 Apr 2018

New Durban cruise terminal confirmed

A newly signed agreement between Transnet and KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) is paving the way for a new cruise terminal facility in the Port of Durban...

18 Apr 2018

Prasa Rail acting CEO removed

Mthuthuzeli Swartz was removed as acting CEO of Prasa Rail on Tuesday after the interim board deemed his continued leadership "too much of a risk"...

By Aidan Jones 18 Apr 2018

The value of open, collaborative business ecosystems

In the era of innovation and connectivity the idea of an economy built from autonomous industries attending to their own clients with their own suppliers is fast becoming outdated...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 18 Apr 2018

The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained

The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency that regulates global shipping, is writing new rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions from ships by 2050...

By James J. Winebrake and James J. Corbett 17 Apr 2018

Pieces fall into place for new Hyperloop test track in France

Startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has been quite busy signing deals to explore the potential of high-speed transport routes all around the world, but has little in the way of functioning prototypes and test tracks to show for it...

By Nick Lavars 17 Apr 2018

Notice of Golden Arrow bus strike action issued

Golden Arrow has alerted its passengers to nationwide strike action which will affect the entire South African bus industry...

16 Apr 2018

Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

NEWSWATCH: Airports Company SA has announced that Cape Town International Airport will be renamed but, despite Julius Malema's suggestion, not after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Apr 2018

Increase in Edelweiss Air flights show European appetite for Cape Town

Edelweiss Air is adding an additional weekly flight between Zurich and Cape Town from October 2018, increasing the number of direct seasonal flights between the cities from three to four a week...

16 Apr 2018

WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town

WTM Africa 2018 is set to deliver another impactful and important exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and even further afield...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 13 Apr 2018

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