FastJet looks to fund Africa expansion

Lonrho subsidiary FastJet‚ which aims to be the first pan African low-cost carrier and which has attracted speculation as a suitor for failed local low-cost carrier 1time‚ aims to raise US$2.4m by issuing 42.9-million new Fastjet shares‚ to fund expansion into southern Africa.

By Edward West 14 Nov 2012

SA pilots in the lurch amid disarray

South Africa's troubled civil aviation sector is facing a new storm with the disclosure on Monday (12 November) that none of the country's estimated 10,000 commercial and general pilots and about 14,000 aircraft are properly licensed.

13 Nov 2012

44 Freightliner Columbia truck tractors delivered to PPC Dwaalboom

John Williams Motors Bloemfontein recently delivered a fleet of 44 Freightliner Columbia truck tractors to 27 owner-drivers and 17 drivers of Barloworld Logistics, at the Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) factory near Dwaalboom in Limpopo.

12 Nov 2012

Competition Commission won't probe SAA
Competition Commission won't probe SAA

The Competition Commission says it does not have any evidence that the Treasury's R5bn guarantee for South African Airways (SAA) amounts to anti-competitive conduct, and has decided not to investigate its distorting effect on the aviation industry

By Amanda Visser 12 Nov 2012

Local vehicle exporters welcome tariff move
Local vehicle exporters welcome tariff move

Vehicle exporters have welcomed Transnet National Ports Authority's (TNPA's) recent tariff application. The application allows for tariff increases of inflation plus 3% for three years from 2014.

By Alexander Parker 12 Nov 2012

Ben Martins
Prasa revamps rail services

Before the end of the year, one of seven international bidders will be awarded the most lucrative rail contract currently available in the world.

11 Nov 2012

Ben Martins
No room to let jobs in

The booming oil exploration activity off the west and east coasts of Africa means a growing number of oil rigs will be visiting South African ports for maintenance and repairs in future. But not Durban, Africa's busiest port.

11 Nov 2012

1Time's negotiations with FastJet collapsed

Airline 1Time was negotiating with British low-cost airline FastJet before it applied for liquidation‚ trade union Solidarity said on Monday.

9 Nov 2012

From wool to riches at risk
From wool to riches at risk

Disease, predators and stock theft are the main factors threatening the recovery of South Africa's wool production, which has seen prices rise to pre-recession levels at the most recent auction.

9 Nov 2012

Cigarette smuggling costs SA R12bn a year
Cigarette smuggling costs SA R12bn a year

South Africans will smoke eight-billion smuggled cigarettes this year‚ an increase of 500-million from last year‚ costing the government R12bn in lost taxes‚ says Francois van der Merwe chief executive of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA).

9 Nov 2012

Strikes hurt mining, factory output

Mining and manufacturing production both fell during September, reflecting the effects of widespread labour unrest and weaker global demand for domestic exports.

9 Nov 2012

Strikes affect ATM withdrawals

Strikes in the mining and transport sectors resulted in less cash being withdrawn from ATMs, according to figures released on Thursday.

9 Nov 2012

North West toll disputes continue

A meeting between the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the transport department and the South African National Roads Agency Ltd about North West tolls was unfruitful, the union federation said.

9 Nov 2012

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