I personally think that a lot of facilities are still using pallet trucks for the transportation of the various units of product on their premises. Until something more cost effective and efficient is found, this is probably going to remain the case.
MY "around the braai" discussions tells me that the run away food inflation and cost of living is having a major effect on the purchase of some highly priced vitamins. Inflation, shrinkflation and affordability is also affecting healthy eating habits for the majority of consumers in SA.
Sugar tax is another created tax revenue con copied from other countries. Govt should have concentrated on tobacco and alcohol where the most health damage occurs. Alcohol not only personal to health but serious and sometimes fatal anti social behavior as well.I know 2 people at a ripe old age, one 89, having lived their lives on sugar drinks, no tea, plain water and NO alcohol, don't smoke. Those that consumed excess alcohol expired before 70 yeas old. Makes me very skeptical of govt. intentions.
Eskom and other SOE's will take all govt funding so this will never happen for a long time. Besides, under Aaron's watch the health system has gone south at full throttle. No confidence in either of them. I believe the corruption and ghost suppliers in the health system is are still at play. Can't see the wood for the trees. Nothing has been done in this area either.
Where there is demand, there is bound to be supply. This calls for expansions of businesses which clearly show how rapid the progress of a certain industry is. We can see storage facilities being acquired or newly developed to support the increasing volume of inventories in order to fulfill demand orders.
It's interesting to see that facilities in the mining industry are doing well and that there is growth in this sector, especially when the marine counterpart doesn't seem to be doing as well. Seems like oil and gas in terms of offshore developments are slowing and we'll start to see more units of produce coming from the mining counterparts.