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Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation
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

New thermal test chamber for refrigerated vehicles
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).

2 days ago

Uber sets 'Uber Elevate' launch for 2020
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...

21 hours ago

Sustainable transport fostering social, economic, environmental development
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.

3 days ago

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

Image via Greyhound
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
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
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
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'
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
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 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

Tech disruption hits SA road freight industry
Tech disruption hits SA road freight industry

Following the lead of tech innovators in the taxi industry, South Africa's road freight sector is reportedly set for a similar shake-up.

4 Apr 2017

Top 25 fastest growing logistics companies in India
Top 25 fastest growing logistics companies in India

MUMBAI, India: CEO Magazine has released its top 25 list of fastest growing companies serving the logistics ecosystem in India...

3 Apr 2017

Ithala celebrates top business achievers at gala dinner
Ithala celebrates top business achievers at gala dinner

In recognition of their contribution towards developing KwaZulu-Natal as an entrepreneurial province, several enterprising business leaders were feted at an awards ceremony in Durban...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 3 Apr 2017

New demountable load bodies for Bakers Transport
New demountable load bodies for Bakers Transport

Serco will be supplying Bakers Transport with 22 demountable load bodies for its fleet that services the Clicks Distribution Centre in Johannesburg...

3 Apr 2017

How efficient is your freight management system?
How efficient is your freight management system?

In the logistics world, freight management is an essential aspect of getting your cargo from point A to point B. It's also a complex process, that has many moving parts - pun intended...

By Mike Challman 31 Mar 2017

Concept flying car gears up for the skies
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

Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners
Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners

For fleet owners, the arguments for automatic trucks are making more and more sense. For one thing, automatic transmission reduces the impact of an unskilled driver on fuel efficiency...

By Morné Stoltz 30 Mar 2017

MPs want to question transport officials over shambles at eNatis
MPs want to question transport officials over shambles at eNatis

Parliamentarians resolved to approach the Department of Transport about the shambolic state of affairs at the National Traffic Information System (eNatis)...

29 Mar 2017

Construction of a bridge over the N2 motorway is progressing well. The bridge will connect Cornubia with the Umhlanga Ridge town centre.
Roadworks underway around Cornubia development, Umhlanga

Construction on the Cornubia residential and commercial development adjacent to Umhlanga Ridge is underway...

28 Mar 2017

New professional driver service launches in Nigeria
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

R60m R300/Bottelary road interchange opens
R60m R300/Bottelary road interchange opens

The City of Cape Town has partnered with the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works and SANRAL to deliver major interchanges...

23 Mar 2017

Pauline du Paty
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances?

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Mar 2017

Jeff Jones
Uber president leaves after six months

Ridesharing giant, Uber, took another hit with the departure of its president, Jeff Jones, after just six months, US media reported Sunday...

21 Mar 2017

Prasa pay hike twist
Prasa pay hike twist

There was nothing wrong with axed Prasa boss Collins Letsoalo's 350% salary hike, awarded because he could not be paid less than those who reported to him, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says...

By Sipho Mabena and Thanduxolo Jika 17 Mar 2017

Transport Minister taking legal counsel on Tasima matter
Transport Minister taking legal counsel on Tasima matter

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters is taking legal counsel to compel Tasima to transfer eNatis services to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)...

14 Mar 2017

Western Cape benefits from waste stream management
Western Cape benefits from waste stream management

Redisa is diverting waste tyres from landfills and cleaning the country of tyre waste, thanks to the independently-owned SMME transporter companies...

14 Mar 2017

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