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Fleet-renewal cycle keeps Comair flying

The secret to successfully operating an airline business in SA is what Comair CEO Erik Venter calls a fleet-renewal cycle in which newer, bigger but more fuel-efficient aircraft are phased into the fleet, as older aircraft are phased out...

By Neels Blom 3 hours ago

How to effectively report railway crimes

More and more commuters are affected by crime on railways and many are reaching a point where they feel helpless, leading them to take matters into their own hands. They often do this by posting a comment or video recording on social media.

3 days ago

Three scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

To improve cities, governments are increasingly promoting the use of technology and data-driven decision-making...

By Anthony Burke and Prasuna Reddy 47 minutes ago

Court rescinds order that Acsa explain why it did not act against CEO

The High Court in Pretoria has rescinded an order issued last week against the Airports Company SA to provide reasons for its failure to act against its CEO, Bongani Maseko, over corruption allegations and breaches of the Public Finance Management Act...

2 days ago

Sygic to accept three-word addresses

Sygic, a leading GPS technology company has announced a partnership with innovative addressing system what3words...

Issued by Sygic 2 days ago

Kitty Hawk autonomous flying taxi officially unveiled

Kitty Hawk, the same group of California dreamers who introduced the leisure-focused Flyer last year, has revealed an all-electric, self-piloted air taxi in New Zealand...

By Paul Ridden 3 days ago

Cross-border e-commerce offers boundless growth opportunity for African business

Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering...

3 days ago

'Gauteng on the Move' app takes hassle out of commuting

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has launched a mobile app that will provide commuters with real-time public transit information, timetables and fares for Gauteng-based public transport operators...

3 days ago

Kwane Capital enters partnership with CVS Ferrari

Kwane Capital has signed a distribution and localisation agreement with Italy's CVS Ferrari, a leading supplier of port container handling equipment...

3 days ago

State of Drone Report 2018 now available

Rocketmine has released its State of Drone Report 2018. According to the report, in such a rapidly evolving and growing sector of the economy, adherence and implementation of firm guidelines, safety standards, and compliance will result in growth...

3 days ago

CEO dealing with SAA challenges, but needs more funding

Not much improvement in the profits of South African Airways (SAA) is expected for the 2017-18 financial year but recently appointed CEO Vuyani Jarana, who took up his post in November, has brought a new drive and energy to the implementation of the national airline's turnaround strategy...

14 Mar 2018

Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme

A new Exporter Development Programme has been launched by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation...

13 Mar 2018

SA's bulk exports rose 4.3% year on year in February

TNPA said there was an error in the formula calculation for iron ore in January 2018, which had been corrected in February 2018...

By Dominic Preuss 13 Mar 2018

Faulty business models, policies shrink air travel market, survival of airlines

Beyond the prevailing harsh operating environment, the faulty business models airlines' operators often adopt may be responsible for the perennial low market penetration and short lifespan of local carriers...

By Wole Oyebade 13 Mar 2018

Buses could be history sooner than you think - here's why

Buses have been a reliable feature of urban and rural landscapes for more than 200 years, but the end of the bus has already been signalled...

By Marcus Mayers, David Bamford 12 Mar 2018

CILTSA offers 2018/19 training programme for women in transport, logistics sector

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) for the training of 20 employed women...

12 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

MTN's ride-hailing app popular in Iran

MTN's ride-hailing app in Iran facilitated about 850,000 trips a day in December, which would rank it among Uber's biggest markets globally, management said recently...

12 Mar 2018

Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them...

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 Mar 2018

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