Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse
Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse

IT has changed the face of many an industry and warehousing is no different. Wi-Fi has offered a cost-effective way in which distributors can make their warehouse processes more cost effective, however, deploying Wi-Fi in warehouses presents challenges with Wi-Fi signals often disrupted in the warehouse environment. I spoke to Riaan Graham, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa, about the role of Wi-Fi in warehousing and finding technology/solutions to address disrupted Wi-Fi connectivity.

By Cari Van Wyk 9 hours ago

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Nigeria flags off new standard gauge train service

Abuja, Nigeria: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday flagged off commercial train services on the country's first ever standard gauge rail track linking the capital Abuja with the northern city of Kaduna.

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Amazon to test delivery drones in Britain

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon announced Monday plans to test delivery drone technology in Britain, as the US online commerce giant tries to advance the idea safely.

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TPT scoops multiple awards at NOSA awards ceremony

Transnet Port Terminals received a number of awards at the NOSA Eastern Region Awards 2016. Recipients included TPT's Ngqura Container Terminal, Port Elizabeth Car Terminal and East London Car Terminal who were all awarded the Top Companies Award, achieving excellence as a leading Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) company.

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#MandelaMonth: Klipstone Transport helps to grow Eldorado Park Primary
#MandelaMonth: Klipstone Transport helps to grow Eldorado Park Primary

Klipstone Transport (Pty) Ltd, a joint venture with Unitrans and AfriSam, assigned Acorn Foundation as their Corporate Social Investment representatives in a bid to provide Eldorado Park Primary school with a sustainable food solution and education. The project was launched on Mandela Day and will be completed by the end of September. Donations included a kitchen, two vegetable tunnels, bulk rainwater storage tanks, a junior driving school and educational materials.

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

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Import duties help, says ArcelorMittal SA

The government had gazetted all of the 10 applications that ArcelorMittal SA had put forward for import duties, the company said in a trading update on Friday. It had also seen a "significant improvement" in the group's net cash position.

By Mark Allix 2 days ago

A new mobility business model for sustainable auto innovation
A new mobility business model for sustainable auto innovation

New concepts in personal transport built on digital technologies could reduce the amount of cars needed on urban roads globally by up to 20 million vehicles per year in 2025, offering huge sustainability benefits and an improved experience for travellers. These are some of the key findings of new research published recently by BT and Frost & Sullivan.

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City of Joburg BRT system a big boost for Sandton Central infrastructure
City of Joburg BRT system a big boost for Sandton Central infrastructure

The City of Joburg, in expanding its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, will bring the Rea Vaya bus service to Sandton Central within the next two years - boosting all modes of transport and easing traffic flow. The project is also adding improvements to infrastructure in Sandton Central through adding new bridges, widening main roads, upgrading pavements and signage, improving street lights and signals and the introduction of cycling and walking facilities.

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SAPICS: why SA needs to become a service economy

According to Professor Nick Binedell from the Gordon Business Institute of Business Science in his keynote address at the 38th Annual SAPICS Conference and Exhibition for supply chain professionals held in June, "South Africa needs to become a hub of service, production, and capability. The only way we're going to get there is when everybody does their part."

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KZN pushes SAA over Durban and Cape Town route

South African Airways (SAA) is facing added pressure to fly on the loss-making Durban-Cape Town route after the KwaZulu-Natal government asked the national carrier to increase capacity on the route, using its own aircraft.

By Andiswa Maqutu 22 Jul 2016

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SAA terminates services of BnP Capital as financial service provider

South African Airways (SAA) has terminated its deal with BnP Capital, a "boutique" financier appointed to help the airline restructure its R15bn debt and to raise funds in return for a R256m success fee.

By Andiswa Maqutu 22 Jul 2016

Australian regulator approves logistics giant takeover
Australian regulator approves logistics giant takeover

SYDNEY - The break-up of Australian logistics giant Asciano between local and international suitors cleared a key hurdle on Thursday after the nation's corporate regulator approved their Aus$9.05bn (US$6.78bn) bid.

22 Jul 2016

Fly Blue Crane introduces Mthatha-Joburg flight for less than R800
Fly Blue Crane introduces Mthatha-Joburg flight for less than R800

Flying from Mthatha to Johannesburg will‚ from October 1‚ cost R799 - that is‚ if you take to the skies with new airline Fly Blue Crane.

By Mkhululi Ndamase 20 Jul 2016