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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 2 days 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 21 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

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

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

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

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

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

Are there tax benefits to providing free employee transport?

SARS has released Binding Private Ruling 262 (BPR 262) on 30 January 2017 and Binding General Ruling (Income Tax) 42 (BGR 42) on 22 March 2017, both of which deal with the issues of whether free transport for employees is a fringe benefit.

By Louis Botha 3 Apr 2017

Concept flying car gears up for the skies

The Pop.Up, a collaboration between Airbus and Italian automotive design house Italdesign, is said to be the first modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system...

31 Mar 2017

Two very different responses to Uber - Kenya and South Africa

Entry of the ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits...

By Thando Vilakazi and Shingie Chisoro Dube 27 Mar 2017

New professional driver service launches in Nigeria

Drivers NG recently launched in Nigeria to make the job of selecting and hiring professional drivers easier for individuals and businesses in the country...

27 Mar 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.

1 day ago

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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