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Budget 2015: Read the fine print
Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news...

26 Feb 2015 11:16

Government to revise toll tariffs
Government to revise toll tariffs

Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday...

26 Feb 2015 11:05

Louis Berger appointed as consultant for road rehabilitation
Louis Berger appointed as consultant for road rehabilitation

Louis Berger has been appointed by the sub-Saharan Regional Pipeline Corporation (SSRPC) to provide consultancy services worth $7.6m for the rehabilitation of the N303 national road in Mozambique...

24 Feb 2015 09:04

Premier announces interventions to unlock Gauteng's economy; media 'exclusion' from speech slammed
Premier announces interventions to unlock Gauteng's economy; media 'exclusion' from speech slammed

The Gauteng government has announced three interventions to change the space and structure of the economy of the province in order to address unemployment, poverty and inequality.

24 Feb 2015 07:19

Agbiz workshop focuses on new transport legislation
Agbiz workshop focuses on new transport legislation

The new regulations pertaining to the National Road Traffic Act, which came into effect on 31 October 2014 and on 31 January 2015 (Regulations 330A to 330D), are not good news for both consignors and consignees...

20 Feb 2015 06:58

158 Rea Vaya bus drivers dismissed
158 Rea Vaya bus drivers dismissed

The Rea Vaya bus operating company, Piotrans, has announced that it has dismissed striking bus drivers...

16 Feb 2015 11:33

Road closures ahead of SONA
Road closures ahead of SONA

There will be road closures and parking restrictions in areas surrounding Parliament for today's State of the Nation Address (SONA), Lt Gen Solomon Makgale, said yesterday...

12 Feb 2015 06:52

Uber ready to roll everywhere
Uber ready to roll everywhere

Uber, the mobile application platform that connects taxi drivers with commuters, is exploring opportunities to expand its services in SA...

9 Feb 2015 11:45

KZN road accidents a tragic loss of learners' lives
KZN road accidents a tragic loss of learners' lives

Basic Education Deputy Minister Enver Surty says the tragic loss of learners, who died on Wednesday, when a bakkie crashed into a house in Pietermaritzburg, is devastating and unnecessary...

30 Jan 2015 10:05

African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China
African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China

China and the African Union agreed Tuesday, 27 January, an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent...

28 Jan 2015 12:39

Uber taxis highlight new compliance challenge
Uber taxis highlight new compliance challenge

The recent controversy over the impounding of Uber taxis in Cape Town highlights a new compliance challenge likely to surface around mobile apps that connect consumers with service providers...

28 Jan 2015 06:50

Road is still king of freight
Road is still king of freight

Freight movers in SA still prefer road transport to rail to transport goods locally, hindering Transnet's efforts to get rail-friendly cargo off the roads...

By Andiswa Maqutu 27 Jan 2015 16:28

Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing
Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing

Developers have recognised the growing demand for affordable housing that's located within close proximity to newly developed roads or transport systems, such as the Gautrain and the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System in Gauteng and the MyCiTi bus service in the Western Cape...

22 Jan 2015 09:00

E-tolls fee reduction may not lead to buy-in: JPSA
E-tolls fee reduction may not lead to buy-in: JPSA

There "remains little real chance of public acceptance of e-tolling" by Gauteng motorists, despite hints that the Gauteng advisory review panel has proposed a reduction in e-tolls fees, Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) says...

19 Jan 2015 09:14

Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa
Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa

Business decision-makers should be asking themselves how they can respond quickly to fast-changing customer demand, how they can contain or reduce escalating costs and how they can enter emerging markets without substantially increasing their risk...

16 Jan 2015 12:44

Pupil transport again hit by tender dispute
Pupil transport again hit by tender dispute

Eastern Cape taxi and bus associations have distanced themselves from a legal battle between the Uncedo Taxi Association and the provincial Transport Department over the multi million-rand pupil transport tender...

By Mphumzi Zuzile and Bongani Fuzile 12 Jan 2015 09:37

Transnet dashes hopes for future of historic station
Transnet dashes hopes for future of historic station

Transnet has dashed hopes of any quick-fix solution to Grahamstown's vandalised train station...

9 Jan 2015 13:15

Brace for takeoff of low-cost flights
Brace for takeoff of low-cost flights

The oil price dropped to its lowest level in five years yesterday, lubricating the South African market for more low-cost airlines...

7 Jan 2015 10:30

Decrease in petrol price a "big relief", says minister
Decrease in petrol price a "big relief", says minister

Energy Minister Tina Joematt-Petterssen has welcomed the huge decrease in the fuel prices, saying they will be a big relief to motorists and users of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and paraffin, especially in low-income households...

6 Jan 2015 08:45

Slight decrease in December road deaths
Slight decrease in December road deaths

The number of road accidents and fatalities between 1 December and 28 December have decreased slightly compared to last year...

2 Jan 2015 10:20

SA's Uber 'safer than others'
SA's Uber 'safer than others'

The operator of the low-cost Uber taxi service in Johannesburg and Durban says the company's vetting procedure for drivers is more rigorous than those of US and European cities, where there are calls to ban the service...

By Jan Borman 22 Dec 2014 11:48

New woes may put brakes on Uber, ride-share growth
New woes may put brakes on Uber, ride-share growth

WASHINGTON: Uber, the ride-sharing service and Silicon Valley superstar startup, has hit problems around the world, which threaten to put the brakes on its spectacular growth...

11 Dec 2014 06:30

DA: Remove Tshabalala from Transnet Board
DA: Remove Tshabalala from Transnet Board

The DA wants Ellen Tshabalala immediately from the Transnet Board...

9 Dec 2014 09:39

Citizens benefit from sub-Saharan globalisation
Citizens benefit from sub-Saharan globalisation

DHL has released its Global Connectedness Index (GCI) 2014, which is a detailed analysis of the state of globalisation around the world...

18 Nov 2014 10:37

Demerit system for drivers edges closer
Demerit system for drivers edges closer

The long-awaited rollout of the points demerit system to manage traffic infringements is edging closer with only a few hurdles still to be overcome...

14 Nov 2014 06:32

Tolled you so - Peters
Tolled you so - Peters

Is the ANC in Gauteng, and more especially chairman Paul Mashatile, genuine in calling for electronic tolling on the province's freeways to be scrapped?

By Olebogeng Molatlhwa 5 Nov 2014 09:51

Survey shows huge growth potential for e-retailers in Africa
Survey shows huge growth potential for e-retailers in Africa

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. The Shop the World! report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential...

By Sumesh Rahavendra 31 Oct 2014 11:57

Crash survivors get R22.2bn from RAF
Crash survivors get R22.2bn from RAF

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) paid a record R22.2bn to people who survived vehicle accidents in the 2013/14 financial year.

30 Oct 2014 10:20

Tips for a safe holiday trip
Tips for a safe holiday trip

South Africa's roads are the sixth most deadly in the world, according to a 2010 United Nations poll, and local statistics seem to back this up.

29 Oct 2014 11:28

Sales to "rich and hungry" boost Famous Brands
Sales to "rich and hungry" boost Famous Brands

Hungry higher-income South Africans have given Famous Brands' upmarket chains such as Tashas and Turn 'n Tender a boost‚ helping them outperform its outlets such as Wimpy and Fishaways‚ as lower-middle-income consumers grapple with rising living costs and buy fewer takeaways.

29 Oct 2014 10:40

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