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When it comes to imports, timing is everything
When it comes to imports, timing is everything

Even though demand in South Africa for imported goods (think oil, vehicles, and equipment) are high regardless of price, common sense indicates that when the currency is stronger, it becomes cheaper to do so...

By Dr Greg Cline 9 hours ago

Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

Entries are officially open for the third annual Tech and E-commerce Awards hosted by price comparison website Pricecheck...

3 days ago

Will Amazon do to the grocery industry what it did to e-commerce?
Will Amazon do to the grocery industry what it did to e-commerce?

Amazon has been busy lately. After entering the grocery delivery market with Amazon Fresh< and

By Ralf W. Seifert and Richard Markoff 14 Jun 2018

How the fuel hike will put more pressure on SA agriculture
How the fuel hike will put more pressure on SA agriculture

It is estimated that a R1/litre increase in fuel costs equates to a R1bn increase in input costs per year to the agriculture sector. These costs manifest differently across the various industries from planting, harvesting, distribution and packaging...

By Paul Makube 5 Jun 2018

The Body Shop joins growing list of Pargo pickup points
The Body Shop joins growing list of Pargo pickup points

SA smart logistics company, Pargo, has entered into a partnership with The Body Shop that will enable consumers to use the cosmetics store as parcel drop-off and pickup points...

5 Jun 2018

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry
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
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

Dustin Homer
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
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
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
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

Winston Taylor
#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
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
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!
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

This month Sweden built the first road that charges electric vehicles as they drive.
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?
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
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
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

Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028
Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028

In response to today's online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer that expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, 78% of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023...

12 Apr 2018

Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door
Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door

Kenyan startup MoBar Delivery is connecting consumers with suppliers via couriers using a mobile app, streamlining and simplifying distribution of goods, starting with alcohol...

By Tom Jackson 12 Apr 2018

Speaker: Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, associate director at Deloitte South Africa.
Saaff Congress 2018 to put spotlight on innovation, technology

The SA Association of Freight Forwarders (Saaff) has announced details of its 2018 two-day congress for the freight forwarding and customs clearing industry in South Africa, scheduled for 29-30 August 2018...

23 Mar 2018

President Paul Kagame. Image credit: Village Urugwiro via
A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

By Collins Mwai 22 Mar 2018

Sygic to accept three-word addresses
Sygic to accept three-word addresses

Sygic, a leading GPS technology company, has announced a partnership with innovative addressing system what3words...

Issued by Sygic 16 Mar 2018

State of Drone Report 2018 now available
State of Drone Report 2018 now available

Rocketmine has released its State of Drone Report 2018. According to the report, in such a rapidly evolving and growing sector of the economy, adherence and implementation of firm guidelines, safety standards, and compliance will result in growth...

15 Mar 2018

Cross-border e-commerce offers boundless growth opportunity for African business
Cross-border e-commerce offers boundless growth opportunity for African business

Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering...

15 Mar 2018

Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme
Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme

A new Exporter Development Programme has been launched by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation...

13 Mar 2018

DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference set for Cape Town in March
DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference set for Cape Town in March

The fourth DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference, one of the continent's largest e-commerce events, is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14 to 15 March...

23 Feb 2018

Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?
Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?

NEWSWATCH: Imperial Holdings' plans to unbundle Motus, its automotive arm, and Imperial Logistics - which entails transport, warehousing, and distribution management - is still unconfirmed...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Feb 2018

FarEye introduces Drop&Pick parcel shop technology
FarEye introduces Drop&Pick parcel shop technology

Drop&Pick is a new parcel shop technology launched by FarEye, a digital logistics platform. Launched in January 2017 the technology facilitates paperless, high-speed, and secure dispatch/delivery of parcels through its parcel shop network...

19 Feb 2018

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