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MyCiti mobile app gains ground amongst Cape Town commuters
MyCiti mobile app gains ground amongst Cape Town commuters

The City of Cape Town's MyCiti mobile application, which was launched four months ago, has accumulated over 21,000 commuter downloads...

2 days ago

Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?
Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?

Over US$33bn was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?

By Neil G Sipe 3 days ago

How the AARTO Act will impact employers
How the AARTO Act will impact employers

South Africa experiences an alarmingly high amount of road accidents (and consequential fatalities and injuries) annually which has the effect of costing the country billions in rands every year...

By Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Kalene Watson, Shane Johnson 18 Feb 2020

The legal importance of telematics
The legal importance of telematics

There has been much furore around the soon to be implemented Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) bill with much resistance to this implementation...

17 Feb 2020

Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa
Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa

Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

By Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

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Sanral increases toll tariffs on all national roads

Toll tariffs on national roads will be adjusted on 1 March 2020...

12 Feb 2020

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MSC Cruises takes precautionary health measures against coronavirus

While there are no cases of coronavirus on board any of MSC Cruises' ships, these measures are additional steps to secure the health and well-being of all guests and crew...

5 Feb 2020

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Petrol price to come down in February

The petrol price will come down by 13 cents a litre this week...

4 Feb 2020

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Minister welcomes plans to survey SA travel patterns

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula looks forward to the National Household Travel Survey that will be undertaken by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on behalf of the Department of Transport...

31 Jan 2020

Contractors beware of new clauses in road tender deals
Contractors beware of new clauses in road tender deals

Sanral's recent tenders for the upgrades to the N2/N3 are worth millions, which is is great news for contractors in a sector that is in slump. But, law specialists warn that amendments to Sanral's standard contract make it much more difficult for contractors to deal with disruptions...

30 Jan 2020

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Lufthansa selects Google Cloud as strategic partner

"By combining Google Cloud's technology with Lufthansa Group's operational expertise, we are driving the digitisation of our operation even further."

24 Jan 2020

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Making Africa's transport ecosystem benefit travelling communities

Africa's largest cities Cairo, Lagos and Johannesburg are some of the most congested on the continent with the Kenyan capital Nairobi, reputed to be the second most congested city in the world. Needless to say, such congestion has socio-economic costs with the rate of accidents ranking among some of the highest...

24 Jan 2020

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Carbon emissions in road freight can decrease by 46%

One way to reduce carbon emissions is to put in place a road freight decarbonisation framework that's specifically developed for our local context, says business analyst, Dr Lee-Anne Terblanche...

23 Jan 2020

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?
Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

Bolt, European Investment Bank sign €50m quasi-equity facility
Bolt, European Investment Bank sign €50m quasi-equity facility

The funds will be used to boost R&D and develop new products...

20 Jan 2020

Ericsson and Microsoft partner to accelerate connected vehicles
Ericsson and Microsoft partner to accelerate connected vehicles

Ericsson and Microsoft are bringing their connected vehicle expertise together...

16 Jan 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

Bidvest Logistics modernises storage infrastructure
Bidvest Logistics modernises storage infrastructure

First Technology National has provided Bidvest International Logistics with modern solutions to upgrade and support legacy technology that has been posing a potential risk to import and export legislation and data documentation

13 Jan 2020

Self-driving cars will not fix our transportation woes
Self-driving cars will not fix our transportation woes

The sweeping introduction of driverless cars could see more vehicles on the road, driving longer distances. But smart planning could solve some of transit-associated environmental and social problems...

6 Jan 2020

Gauteng adds seven impoundment depots
Gauteng adds seven impoundment depots

The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has designated seven more places as depots for the purpose of impoundment of unroadworthy vehicles...

27 Dec 2019

AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya
AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2bn when subsequent phases of the project are concluded...

27 Dec 2019

SA records reduction in festive season fatalities
SA records reduction in festive season fatalities

South Africa has seen a 30% reduction in road fatalities since the start of the festive season, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula...

24 Dec 2019

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Air transport growth expected to rise in 2020

The International Air Transport Association has forecasted that the global airline industry will produce a net profit of $29.3bn in 2020, improved over a net profit of $25.9bn expected in 2019...

24 Dec 2019

Afri Ride launches in South Africa
Afri Ride launches in South Africa

"The most wasted resources, from a vehicle capacity standpoint, are the empty seats in moving cars. The idea behind Afri Ride is to make use of existing resources by offering the unoccupied seats in your car, or offering your car for rental."

23 Dec 2019

ACSA appoints Nompumelelo Mpofu as new CEO
ACSA appoints Nompumelelo Mpofu as new CEO

Airports Company South Africa has appointed Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Mpofu as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 February 2020...

19 Dec 2019

Road safety efforts lauded
Road safety efforts lauded

With the festive season in full swing, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has commended law enforcement officials for their road safety efforts thus far...

18 Dec 2019

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Aviation industry highlights dangers of rogue lithium battery shipments

The International Air Transport Association, in partnership with the Global Shippers Forum, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the International Air Cargo Association, are amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries...

12 Dec 2019

Prasa placed under administration
Prasa placed under administration

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has dissolved the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) interim board and placed the entity under administration with immediate effect...

10 Dec 2019

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Imperial launches festive road safety campaign to encourage drivers

Road users are welcome to join Chillax, Imperial's road safety savvy Penguin mascot until 14 January 2020, to take a break while travelling, refuel and recharge and engage in fun activities between trips...

9 Dec 2019

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