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ICT services key to unlocking South Africa's logistics potential

For many sub-Saharan countries, South Africa is often considered the gateway to the African continent, and is currently in a strong position with regard to international shipping and trade - both into and from Africa...

By Tony Willis 18 Feb 2015 08:39

Fuel-saving app from TouchFoundry

TouchFoundry has launched 'FillApp', a smart, free app that will save South African consumers money, as it calculates whether they should fill their car before or after fuel price changes...

30 Jan 2015 14:02

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

Road is still king of freight

Freight movers in SA still prefer road transport to rail to transport goods locally, hindering Transnet's efforts to get rail-friendly cargo off the roads...

By Andiswa Maqutu 27 Jan 2015 16:28

New vehicle sales in December up 10.7%

Naamsa on Wednesday, 7 January, reported new vehicle sales in December rose 10.7%‚ or 4‚979 vehicles year on year...

8 Jan 2015 10:26

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

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

Citizens benefit from sub-Saharan globalisation

DHL has released its Global Connectedness Index (GCI) 2014, which is a detailed analysis of the state of globalisation around the world...

18 Nov 2014 10:37

Retail sales growth points to improved consumer situation

September's vehicle and related retail sales figures, recently released by StatsSA, are showing signs of strengthening...

17 Nov 2014 14:23

Plan logistics to avoid bottleneck deliveries

Small and medium businesses would do well to plan their logistics requirements in good time to avoid getting caught up in the bottleneck of last minute deliveries as the festive season gets into full swing.

By Shane de Beer 31 Oct 2014 06:35

Upgrading of transport infrastructure a major challenge

After decades of underinvestment in maintenance and development of South Africa's road and rail networks, the country is in a process of revitalising its transport networks that will see the country set itself up as a transport hub for Southern Africa.

27 Oct 2014 08:51

Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage

Skills shortages continue to bedevil the logistics and supply chain industry, with practitioners reporting shortages of up to 64% in positions that require a bachelor's degree.

By Mario Landman 23 Oct 2014 16:46

Goods transported by land increase 3.4% in August

The volume of goods transported by land (payload) increased by 3.4% in August 2014 compared with August 2013.

20 Oct 2014 15:17

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