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  • How Cape Town made Bruce Lee's dream come true with Warrior
    Cape Town doubles for a lawless 1870s San Francisco in the kick-ass martial arts action series Warrior, which now has two seasons available to binge on Showmax. Issued by Showmax
  • Online retail in SA soars to R30bn, comprising 2.8% of total retail
    A new report reveals that total growth for online retail in South Africa rose to 66% in 2020, exceeding the 25% growth predicted three years ago, and bringing the total of online retail in South Africa to R30,2bn.
  • The evolution of Gagasi FM and Heart FM
    And you thought 2020 was one heck of a year! 2021 brings winds of change as Gagasi FM and Heart FM will be launching their own media solutions company under holding company MRC Media effective from 1 July 2021. The stations will utilise Mediamark as its sales house until 30 June 2021. Issued by Mediamark
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Container stow collapses - a South African perspective

According to a World Shipping Council (WSC) survey undertaken in 2020, an estimated average of 1,382 containers were lost at sea annually during the period 2008 to 2019, from approximately 6,000 container vessels...

By Michael Asherson and Michael Tatham 7 May 2021

Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economy

As much as finding new ways to do business will play a key role in South Africa's economic turnaround strategy, for the country to emerge from the years-long slump exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic it will need to further invest in its cornerstone industries...

4 May 2021

SA's trade surplus grows to R52.77bn in March

South Africa recorded its largest trade surplus on record in March, data showed on Friday, with sales of commodities and minerals rising sharply as global demand driven by the economic recovery from the coronavirus continued...

By Mfuneko Toyana 3 May 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be done

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

By Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

SA's maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditors

According to Lana Stockton, partner in the shipping, aviation and logistics practice of law firm, Bowmans, the country's progressive maritime enforcement legislation presents a final opportunity to seek real enforcement of international arbitration awards...

21 Apr 2021

Durban Port aims to reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says through both operational improvements and structural reforms, the Durban Port will reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa...

20 Apr 2021

Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectors

The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year-on-year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January...

12 Apr 2021

Government looks to rail sector to grow economy

The South African government's proposed policy interventions, to allow third-party access to South Africa's rail infrastructure, will provide an opportunity not only for the growth of the freight transportation sector but also for the growth, transformation and industrialisation of the economy...

6 Apr 2021

How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focus

Before you're able to take the plunge into international markets, you'll need to work with the government to ensure your product is ready and your paperwork is compliant...

By Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage

Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors...

By Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

How the incident on the Suez highlights insurance risks of mega ships

Insurers have warned for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk. These fears have been realised by the large container ship currently blocking the critical Suez Canal sea route...

26 Mar 2021

The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shipping

Davey Jose, thematic analyst, disruptive technologies for HSBC Global Research Insights, explores how batteries, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia and digitalisation can all help decarbonisation...

By Dave Jose 12 Mar 2021




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