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Uber sets 'Uber Elevate' launch for 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Uber wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020...

2 days ago

New thermal test chamber for refrigerated vehicles

A test chamber for refrigerated vehicles has been built in Johannesburg and will be managed by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).

25 Apr 2017

Sustainable transport fostering social, economic, environmental development

Sustainable Development Goals of Sustainable Transport and Peace conference held at United Nations, Geneva discussed sustainable transport in fostering social, economic and environmental development.

25 Apr 2017

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

How to unleash the potential of Africa 4.0 and the potential of emerging technologies to benefit the continent, through innovation and co-creation...

By Saidah Nash Carter 24 Apr 2017

Multi-billion rand taxi industry about to get a make-over

Taxis play a dominant role in public transport in South Africa. Not only are they a key feature on South African roads, but they are the main source of transport for millions of passengers daily...

By Sherryn de Vos 19 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

Court orders that Prasa board be reinstated

The High Court in Pretoria ordered the immediate reinstatement of the former board at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa)...

By KARL GERNETZKY 11 Apr 2017

Barloworld Transport addressing shortage of truck drivers

One of the biggest roadblocks to ensuring the safe and efficient transport of goods on South Africa's roads is without a doubt the severe shortage of skilled and experienced truck drivers. Barloworld Transport is addressing this problem...

10 Apr 2017

Renault-Nissan Alliance, Int. Transport Forum join forces

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has joined the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum to work with the organisation on projects and issues regarding transport policy...

7 Apr 2017

Preventative maintenance can prevent ‘that sinking feeling'

Potholes are the bane of many motorists who take to roads across South Africa. The persistent rains in recent months across large parts of the northern provinces have again led to frustration...

By Louw Kannemeyer 6 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 numbers are up

With just three weeks until the opening of an even bigger and better WTM Africa, there's been a significant increase in both buyers set to attend the show, as well as pre-registered visitors...

Issued by WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA 5 Apr 2017

London to impose new charges to cut 'lethal' pollution

LONDON, UK: Drivers of the most polluting cars will be charged to travel into the centre of London from 2019, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Tuesday, describing his city's air as "lethal"...

5 Apr 2017

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International

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

ROME, Italy: Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company's management and unions to save the ailing carrier, Italian media reported Monday.

25 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

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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