New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, Nissan
New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, Nissan

Hyundai and Cisco have collaborated to focus on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands which will increase exponentially with autonomous driving and other connectivity needs; and Nissan and Nasa have joined forces to extend research into autonomous mobility services.

20 hours ago

Angolan Airlines, SAA enter new partnership
Angolan Airlines, SAA enter new partnership

An agreement between the state-owned companies Angolan Airlines (TAAG) and South African Airlines (SAA), dubbed Codeshare, signed in the ambit of a commercial contract that is intended to provide better air transportation services in the Luanda-Johannesburg route entered into force recently.

1 day ago

Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport
Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Carless commuting is cruising in the fast lane at the Consumer Electronics Show, with companies showing off electric bicycles, scooters, skateboards and more aimed at making the internal combustion engine a thing of the past.

1 day ago

NEWSWATCH: Delays continue for Metrorail commuters
NEWSWATCH: Delays continue for Metrorail commuters

Metrorail commuters travelling on the central train line along the Cape Flats will be affected by the closed line until Wednesday, 17 January 2018.

1 day ago

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us
Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us

Driverless cars - autonomous vehicles - are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it.

By Jim Sallis 12 Jan 2018

Photo by Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash
French firm Groupe ADP wins JKIA terminal deal

French company Paris Aeroport, formerly Aeroports de Paris or ADP, has won a contract with Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for the design of a new passenger terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

12 Jan 2018

Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risks
Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risks

A glitch in a supply chain can cost an organisation up to 10% of its shareholder value, and even put the company out of business. Supply chain disruptions are therefore widely regarded as one of the greatest risks facing manufacturers and have become a top concern of global insurance providers. This is according to international supply chain risk management specialist, Gregory Schlegel.

12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates
#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates

Throughput is imperative in business. The challenge is to mitigate barriers negatively impacting throughput.

By Harry van Huyssteen 11 Jan 2018

Ore dump pollution whips up new storm
Ore dump pollution whips up new storm

Port Elizabeth Harbour tenants are fighting mad about a new wave of air pollution from Transnet's two manganese ore facilities which is damaging property and business opportunities. It is also a health threat.

By Guy Rogers 11 Jan 2018

Andy Hedley, GM Southern Africa, Amadeus
#BizTrends2018: Airlines in the digital realm - putting data in the driving seat

Raise your hand if you feel that visiting an airline website today can be described as a playful experience...

By Andy Hedley 10 Jan 2018

Transport Minister orders expedited investigation after Germiston train crash
Transport Minister orders expedited investigation after Germiston train crash

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has directed the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to expedite the investigation into the cause of a collision between two Metrorail trains at Geldenhuis station, east of Johannesburg on Tuesday.

By Linda Ensor 10 Jan 2018

Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid buses ready for the road
Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid buses ready for the road

The first new Citaro hybrid buses, which are gradually going into service, will be used to carry passengers on inner-city routes in Stuttgart. Based on the hybrid technology recently unveiled by Mercedes-Benz, the vehicles claim a fuel saving of up to 8.5%. In late 2018, the Citaro hybrids are then due to switch to the new X1 express bus service introduced by SSB especially for low-emission buses with innovative powertrain technology.

10 Jan 2018

Benji Coetzee
#BizTrends2018: Industry 4.0: A disruptive revolution or simply evolution?

Historic industrial revolutions have led to the "silent generation" (the likes of Warren Buffet and the Beatles) bearing witness to both pre- and post- liberated populations.

By Benji Coetzee 10 Jan 2018