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Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

By Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

Equites ends year strong with continued focus on logistics sector

JSE-listed Equites Property Fund recently announced its annual results for the year ended 28 February 2018, revealing...

By Sindy Peters 15 May 2018

How we can build a better supply chain in Africa

It's well known in the logistics and supply chain game that the last mile of a shipment's journey is inevitably the most expensive - possibly accounting for over 50% of total delivery costs...

By Dustin Homer 10 May 2018

How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities

Supply chain executives from several diverse industries recently gathered at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress to listen to a broad range of topics, all with a common theme...

9 May 2018

New parcel service takes on Post Office

Pep has launched a new service called Paxi (as in 'parcel taxi') which allows consumers, agents, suppliers, and institutions to send, collect, and return parcels to over 2,000 Pep store Paxi collection points...

7 May 2018

R50m upgrade for Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has completed the first phase of the revitalisation of the Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park in the Free State...

4 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking regional businesses into the paperless realm

Much of the distribution sector in sub-Saharan Africa still runs on pen and paper and an awkward mix of popular but business-inefficient communication channels...

By Winston Taylor 2 May 2018

Deteriorating fuel prices to hit consumers, farmers' profit margins

The cost of distributing produce across the country is still highly depended on road transport - for example, about 80% of grain is transported by road...

By Paul Makube 2 May 2018

Nigeria's TradeDepot secures $3m Series A round

Nigerian startup TradeDepot, an innovative SaaS platform for FMCG distribution in Africa, has secured a $3m Series A round led by Partech Ventures' recently launched Africa Fund to expand in Nigeria and launch in other countries...

By Tom Jackson 27 Apr 2018

UKZN launches the Trade, Investment Promotions and Economic Development Programme in Durban and Johannesburg!

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 26 Apr 2018

Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles - what's the environmental impact?

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive...

By Rick Greenough 26 Apr 2018

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 24 Apr 2018

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...

24 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

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