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MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD

Not long after appointing Ross Volk to the position of managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, the company has also announced that it will be introducing the MSC Meraviglia...

By Angie White 38 minutes ago

Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria...

By Jaco Maritz 3 days ago

Emirates cuts flights to US as demand weakens

Emirates has announced that it will reduce flights to the United States after tightened visa and security measures under president Donald Trump hit demand...

3 days ago

Etihad, Diehl to develop 3D-printed inflight entertainment cover plate

Etihad Airways Engineering and Diehl Aerosystems have collaborated to develop and manufacture an inflight entertainment (IFE) cover plate. It will be installed in economy seats on several aircraft...

3 days ago

Canada's Westjet to launch ultra low-cost airline

MONTREAL, Canada: Canada's second-biggest airline Westjet announced plans Thursday to launch a new ultra-low cost, no-frills service for domestic travellers...

3 days ago

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway....

19 Apr 2017

Annual ports and terminal operations conference kicks off

Intermodal Africa, described as the continent's biggest annual container ports and terminal operations exhibition and conference, kicks off today, 18 April 2017 in Cape Town...

18 Apr 2017

Numsa accepts wage offer, ends bus strike

NEWSWATCH: On Saturday, 15 April 2017, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) called off the nationwide three-day bus strike after accepting the 9% wage offer...

17 Apr 2017

Roll-out of Qantas inflight Wi-Fi underway

Following months of performance testing, Wi-Fi will now operate in beta mode on a single Boeing 737 aircraft so customers can test it out for themselves on selected flights while Qantas continues to fine-tune the system.

14 Apr 2017

uberASSIST aids riders with special access needs

In an aim to make getting from A to B less challenging for those individuals with special needs, Uber has launched a new pilot in Cape Town called uberASSIST...

13 Apr 2017

Bus travellers have no ticket to ride

Thousands of anxious commuters hoping to visit their loved ones over Easter are scrambling to make alternative travel plans as the bus drivers' strike bites...

By Jordaan, Bongani Mthethwa and Kgaugelo Masweneng 13 Apr 2017

Drone industry closing the skills gap through training

A plethora of job opportunities exists for drone pilots, an untapped sector ready and waiting to train students, address the lack of skills in the industry, and boost the country's employment rate.

12 Apr 2017

Call to register for global supply chain challenge

The game is on for South African supply chain experts to test their skills against the world's best in the annual Fresh Connection Global Challenge...

12 Apr 2017

First 'Silk Road' train from Britain leaves for China

STANFORD-LE-HOPE, England: The first-ever freight train from Britain to China started its mammoth journey on Monday along a modern-day "Silk Road" trade route...

12 Apr 2017

Nationwide bus strike underway

NEWSWATCH: Chaos is underway as a nationwide bus strike kicks off today across South Africa. About 25,000 bus drivers are on an indefinite strike from today, Wednesday, 12 April 2017, following the collapse of wage negotiations...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2017

Prepare for an awesome display of military power from the SANDF at the Rand Show

This year, the SANDF is going big, spanning in a veritable squadron of awe-inspiring jets and helicopters for its much-anticipated arena capability displays at the Rand Show...

Issued by Rand Show 12 Apr 2017

How IoT can drive smooth, smart, free-flow traffic

The total cost of road traffic accidents on South Africa's roads was estimated at R142.95 billion in 2016, equating 3.4% of GDP in that year...

11 Apr 2017

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium...

11 Apr 2017

George Airport upgrades to accommodate larger aircraft

George Airport has gotten the go-ahead from the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) to upgrade from a CAT 7 aerodrome to a CAT 8 aerodrome...

11 Apr 2017

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International

Ethiopian Cargo connects Africa, Europe with new routes

Ethiopian Cargo has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain.

6 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies, a first for the internet giant outside China.

23 Mar 2017

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