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TruckX to look at critical issues surrounding trucking industry

Global vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company, Ctrack and Standard Bank will be hosting the third annual TruckX exhibition and conference on 2 August 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre with a focus on providing insights to fleet owners and operators in addressing issues faced today.

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Portion of seabed bordering SA earmarked for mining, experts alarmed

As much as 10% of the seabed bordering South Africa has been earmarked for mining, alarming fishing and environmental experts. The proposed mining activity has drawn opposition from the World Wide Fund for Nature, one of several organisations represented at a seabed mining seminar last week in Cape Town.

By Bobby Jordan 6 hours ago

China's futuristic bus allows cars to pass underneath its carriages
China's futuristic bus allows cars to pass underneath its carriages

China is ranked as one of the countries with the worst traffic congestion in the world. In 2010, its national highway spanning 50 lanes was completely gridlocked for twelve days.

By Kate Walker 10 hours ago

Africa needs to be more business-friendly to foster growth
Africa needs to be more business-friendly to foster growth

According to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all roleplayers, is needed to capitalise on the continent's growth potential as growth in developed markets such as Europe, China, and North Africa continue to stagnate.

1 day ago

Uber to favour ownership qualifiers
Uber to favour ownership qualifiers

Application-based taxi service Uber, which has a three-month waiting list for partner-drivers wanting to join the platform, says it will give preference to its existing drivers who have since qualified to own or lease a car.

By Andiswa Maqutu 1 day ago

Gautrain's 48 new coaches to ease rush-hour squeeze
Gautrain's 48 new coaches to ease rush-hour squeeze

The winner of the bid to provide 48 new coaches for the Gautrain would be named in November, Gauteng MEC for roads and transport Ismail Vadi said on Thursday. The new rolling stock, part of an estimated R3.5bn procurement deal, is expected to boost the Gautrain's capacity to meet growing ridership demand over the next 10 years, particularly during the rush hour.

By Andiswa Maqutu 27 May 2016

SA drivers dominate 2015 FleetBoard Drivers' League
SA drivers dominate 2015 FleetBoard Drivers' League

South African truck driver from Imperial Logistics Group company, Fast 'n Fresh, beat a total of 9,438 drivers from 359 companies in 18 countries and took top honours in the 2015 FleetBoard Drivers' League.

27 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing
#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing

We know that efficient public transport remains a bugbear in many Africa countries; but we also know that challenges tend to be the greatest drivers of innovation. Nigerian ridesharing platform GoMyWay is evidence of this.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 May 2016

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State of the road transport sector in SA unpacked

South Africa economic growth outlook for 2016 is the lowest forecast on record thus far, standing at 0.7%. With next year's growth rate revised from 2.1% to 1.8% by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it does not bode well for the transport sector. Economic challenges coupled with transport challenges, including volatile fuel prices, toll costs, and stricter carbon requirements, will continue to hinder business growth. This according to Brendan Horan, MD for MiX Telematics Africa.

27 May 2016

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Nautic Africa and Mariflex partnership brings international expertise to Africa

With the aim to develop a footprint in Africa, Mariflex's previous collaboration with Nautica Africa, a Paramount Group company, and its employees has resulted in the establishment of a partnership that will see the creation of Mariflec Africa powered by Nautica Africa. The new partnership will bring international expertise in liquid cargo handling to the African market through the transfer of skills and exposure to the global market.

27 May 2016

The Minister for Rural Development and Land reform, Gugile Nkwinti recently visited Dynamic Commodities to learn about the operations of the plant and the impact it has on job creation in the province.
R22 million Dynamic Commodities expansion at Coega IDZ

A R22 million expansion by agro-processing company Dynamic Commodities in Zone 3 of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) has been announced by the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), bringing the total number of investors who have expanded their operations in the Coega IDZ over the past two financial years to four.

27 May 2016

39 facts about Uber
39 facts about Uber

Have you ever come across a business so brilliant yet so simple it made you scratch your head and wonder - why didn't I think of that? With outrageous valuation and millions of users, Uber is definitely one of those companies. Founded in 2009, Uber is a classic tech success story, and the company's exponential growth/colossal funding over the past six years have launched it to the forefront of the startup world.

26 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Integrated transport systems key to successfully operating in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Integrated transport systems key to successfully operating in Africa

With a growing logistics network between SADC countries, it's important to keep mind of the requirements to operate successfully in a diverse and often challenging African environment. We recently published an article in which Hennie van Wyk, general manager at Crossroads Distribution, a logistics company that provides a range of supply chain solutions, highlighted three areas Logistics partners have to get right. We asked Van Wyk to tell us more about operating in Africa.

By Cari Van Wyk 26 May 2016