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Peak-hour Gautrain pressure on transport systems

Gautrain and bus patronage levels have shown consistent growth since their inception. The average weekday train usage stands at about 55,000 passengers a day...

By Errol Braithwaite 22 Jul 2014 11:30

More time to pay but e-toll resistance remains high

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced a further extension of the e-toll payment period for Gauteng motorists.

By Linda Ensor 17 Jul 2014 10:50

Integrated real-time information - an enabler of enhanced public transport service delivery

One of the government's biggest challenges with regards to ensuring public transport service delivery is a lack of integrated, real-time information. This comes as a result of an environment with many different service providers, both publicly and privately owned.

By Santosh Komal 17 Jul 2014 07:06

Minibus taxi industry should be professionally managed

Since the taxi industry in South Africa carry at least 60% of daily public transport passengers, the Department of Transport has announced two pillars necessary in the public transport strategy.

11 Jul 2014 13:51

New Vehicle Pricing Index reveals unexpected decline in used car inflation

The latest TransUnion Vehicle Pricing Index has revealed the ongoing stagnation of used vehicle prices as new car price inflation roars ahead. This is indicative of the current tenuous state of the South African automotive industry.

9 Jul 2014 09:49

Reduced transport costs for NCP after outsourcing

NCP Alcohol has outsourced its supply chain management and road transport requirements to Imperial Logistics. Reduced transport costs and a boost to the business' bottom line are among the benefits being reaped by the fermentation alcohol producer as a result of this partnership, said Imperial Logistics' chief business development officer, Cobus Rossouw.

8 Jul 2014 09:02

Commuters catching Uber cabs

The arrival of Uber cabs in SA's major cities is one of many new services aimed at improving public transport and the growth of some of these services reflects the demand for reliable and affordable transport systems.

By Nick Hedley 4 Jul 2014 10:45

Cosatu anger over MiCiTi bus services

The disagreement between the City of Cape Town and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape over the roll-out of public bus services is escalating.

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 Jul 2014 08:16

Petrol price set to increase from Wednesday

The price of petrol will increase from Wednesday, the Department of Energy has announced.

30 Jun 2014 10:12

'Future Ports - Sustainable Development' discussion at ports and harbours show

At the Africa Ports and Harbours Show, Mike Pinkney, global maritime skills leader of Arup London, will present a round table discussion on 'Future Ports - Sustainable Development' at 2pm on 2 July 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

26 Jun 2014 14:15

Gov reaffirms support for localisation of transport industry

The South African government has reaffirmed its commitment to local procurement and manufacturing.

25 Jun 2014 11:30

Freight levels increase 6.5% in April

The volume of goods transported by land (payload) increased by 6.5% in April compared with the same period last year according to figures released by Statistics SA.

24 Jun 2014 09:24

Taxes put pressure on road freight industry

Consistent pressure from numerous forms of taxes render the road freight industry verging on uneconomical.

23 Jun 2014 10:09

DHL releases 'Global E-Tailing 2025' report - logistics vital for success

DHL has released its 'Global E-Tailing 2025' report, which analyses the role that e-commerce will play in consumers' lives in the year 2025, and how it will influence consumerism, retailing and logistics.

MyCiTi gets approval from taxi association

Cape Town will expand its rapid bus system to two townships after winning support from a taxi association that was opposed to the service.

20 Jun 2014 08:40

SA, Lesotho to resolve taxi issues

PRETORIA: Transport Minister Dipuo Peters met her Lesotho counterpart, in Maseru, to resolve existing problems regarding taxi operations between South Africa and Lesotho.

20 Jun 2014 06:33

Motorists warned of road closures around Parliament

Temporary road closures will come into effect around the Parliamentary precinct in Cape Town on today to accommodate President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

17 Jun 2014 06:34

Uber to take Capetonians for a cheaper ride

An average ride in a metered taxi in Cape Town could be as much as 40% cheaper with the launch of UberX.

13 Jun 2014 12:03

Tshwane's deal with DBSA for R1.6bn loan

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the City of Tshwane have signed a R1.6 billion long-term loan facility to support the City's capital expenditure programme.

13 Jun 2014 08:57

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014 10:21

Transnet temporarily lifts Ngqura lockout

Transnet says it will suspend the lockout on all striking employees at its Ngqura Container Terminal after striking staff made a plea to come back to work.

11 Jun 2014 08:06

Sanral urged to reveal its secret costs

The City of Cape Town is embroiled in a bitter court battle in an attempt to make the SA National Roads Agency make public the "secret" costs of the proposed introduction of e-tolling on the N1 and N2 highways in Western Cape.

By Philani Nombembe 6 Jun 2014 09:53

Santova seeks to expand trade corridors

Supply chain management specialist Santova‚ could look to push into busy African markets in the financial year ahead.

By Marc Hasenfuss 5 Jun 2014 10:18

Sanral responds to "misleading" ads ruling

Sanral says it has noted the rulings by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) regarding two of its ad campaigns, which have been described as misleading.

4 Jun 2014 12:01

Cape Town's SA's most congested capital

The N1 highway into Cape Town is the most gridlocked route in the most congested city in South Africa .

4 Jun 2014 08:51

Jo'burg's roads set for major upgrades

Gone are the days of repeatedly patching up potholes, says Joburg mayor Parks Tau who says the city has allocated R1.2bn to its roads agency to build new roads instead of constantly patching them up.

By Beauregard Tromp and Isaac Mahlangu 2 Jun 2014 08:23

Jo'burg council chambers to get R103m facelift

The City of Johannesburg plans to spend at least R103m on upgrading its council chambers in Braamfontein.

By Penwell Dlamini and Lehlohonolo Tau 30 May 2014 06:00

Decade of logistics cost information now available

Ten years of information on the country's logistics costs and efficiency is now available with the launch of the 10th State of Logistics survey for South Africa.

27 May 2014 14:06

KwaZulu-Natal welcomes move to halt Sanral plans

The Department of Transport's move to derail plans by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for e-tolls in KwaZulu-Natal has been welcomed by stakeholders in the province.

27 May 2014 10:51

Grievances will not delay Go Durban project

The eThekwini Municipality says it will go ahead with the construction of the first phase of the multibillion-rand integrated rapid public transport network system despite complaints from some businesses and landowners.

26 May 2014 12:33

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