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

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

How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focus
How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focusArticle

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...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environment
#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environmentArticle

Fresh to the local startup scene is Yakha, a new digital marketplace for the African built environment which aims to simplify...

Sindy Peters 17 Mar 2021

New private label wine range supports struggling winemakers
New private label wine range supports struggling winemakersArticle

Shoprite and Checkers have purchased more than 1.5 million litres of wine from South African farms since the start of lockdown to help ease the burden brought on by Covid-19...

11 Mar 2021

Reshaping customer expectations in the logistics, supply chain industry
Reshaping customer expectations in the logistics, supply chain industryArticle

Bidvest International Logistics shares how it has adapted itself to meet customers needs during the Covid-era...

17 Nov 2020

Credit: Inverroche via Instagram
Inverroche announces partnership with UK's Boutique Bar BrandsArticle

UK-based drinks agency and importer Boutique Bar Brands (BBB) has partnered with Inverroche to distribute the South African gin brand across the UK...

26 Oct 2020

Initiative launched to support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector
Initiative launched to support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sectorArticle

A unique project focused on providing technical business support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector in South Africa has been launched...

20 Oct 2020

Upholding quality in the cash-strapped age of Covid-19
Upholding quality in the cash-strapped age of Covid-19Article

South Africa's financial situation was given a punch in the gut by the Covid-19 pandemic. Statistics South Africa reports that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by 16% between the first and second quarters of this year...

29 Sep 2020

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u
Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardshipArticle

Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

Treasury advisors body launched
Treasury advisors body launchedArticle

A voluntary organisation, the South African Association of Treasury Advisors (SAATA), was recently launched to represent both big and small treasury advisors...

14 Sep 2020

Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3
Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3Article

Hunting, self-drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks, as well as recreational fishing are among the activities the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has included in the directions under the Covid-19 Lockdown Level 3...

3 Jun 2020

Current position on the movement of goods in South Africa
Current position on the movement of goods in South AfricaArticle

The nationwide statutory lockdown in South Africa has resulted in uncertainty in the transport industry relating to the movement of goods from ports of entry. In addition, it has added to supply chain and foreign investment challenges in South Africa, especially at the country's ports of entry...

Prenisha Govender and Virusha Subban 28 Apr 2020

How #Covid-19 will transform global supply chains
How #Covid-19 will transform global supply chainsArticle

Covid-19 has brought the global economy to a standstill. Governments around the world are working hard to slow the rate of infection, but what does this mean for businesses? We asked our supply chain and freight forwarding experts to weigh in...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 3 Apr 2020

#Covid19: Organised agriculture's role in sustaining food production
#Covid19: Organised agriculture's role in sustaining food productionArticle

"The agricultural sector has a responsibility to apply all precautionary measures necessary to prevent the further spread of this deadly virus and to make sure that all workers wear masks and gloves. The sector needs to strictly comply with social-distancing rules..."

30 Mar 2020

Food processing is exempt from the Covid-19 lockdown
Essential services and businesses allowed to operate under lockdownArticle

In a bid to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus in the country, South Africa will go on a nationwide lockdown at the stroke of midnight on Thursday for 21 days, with the exception of essential services...

24 Mar 2020

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Department calls for compliant wood-packagingArticle

As the globe observes the International Year of Plant Health 2020, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has urged those who trade in agricultural and non-agricultural products involving wood-packaging material to comply with the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures...

5 Feb 2020

Bidvest Logistics modernises storage infrastructure
Bidvest Logistics modernises storage infrastructureArticle

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

Understanding small business financing
Understanding small business financingArticle

If you are needing to raise finance for your business, it is best to start by getting to grips with the financing landscape...

Darlene Menzies 2 Dec 2019

'Boost with Facebook' and RiseUp bring digital skills to Egypt
'Boost with Facebook' and RiseUp bring digital skills to EgyptArticle

Facebook is bringing 'Boost with Facebook', its global program designed to help small businesses grow and to equip more people with the digital skills, to Egypt...

15 Nov 2019

Chantelle Goliath, founder of Milli Distributions. Image supplied.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chantelle Goliath on her humble beginnings, her road to gloryArticle

Born and raised in Klipfontein, Chantelle Goliath went from cleaning other people's homes to becoming a businesswoman and entrepreneur who owns an import and export company - Milli Distributions...

Juanita Pienaar 15 Nov 2019

Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia
Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi ArabiaArticle

South Africa has long enjoyed a relatively strong logistics and supply chain standing amongst its international peers, but in recent years, the country has been slipping, albeit slowly...

Zak Sivalingum 13 Nov 2019

Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creation
Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creationArticle

"The masterplan is an industry framework that will ensure that chicken, which has become a staple protein in millions of local homes, will retain its place as South Africa's favourite food."

7 Nov 2019

KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year Award
KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year AwardArticle

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd has won at the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards - for the second year in a row...

Issued by Sumitomo Dunlop 5 Nov 2019

Dachser SA helps learners explore careers in logistics
Dachser SA helps learners explore careers in logisticsArticle

After case study presentations, learners from Calling Education were split into teams to join staff working in the air import and export departments where they learnt how shipments are arranged from start to finish...

4 Nov 2019

Sappi Southern Africa awarded for export and investment in KZN
Sappi Southern Africa awarded for export and investment in KZNArticle

Sappi Southern Africa has been recognised for their contribution to promoting export competitiveness, having taken top honours at the 2019 KZN Exporter of the Year Awards...

Issued by Sappi 30 Oct 2019

Key insights into the global beef market
Key insights into the global beef marketArticle

Rising demand in China boosts imports up, securing new opportunities for foreign suppliers...

22 Aug 2019

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Campaign initiated following African swine fever outbreakArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will as of Wednesday, 3 July 2019 embark on roadshows and awareness campaigns to meet with farmers and affected communities after African swine fever was reported in four provinces...

2 Jul 2019

Further postponement of new Declaration Processing System
Further postponement of new Declaration Processing SystemArticle

In communication addressed to external stakeholders last year, Sars confirmed that it had identified three main focus areas in the implementation of the New Customs Acts Programme, which included the Declaration Processing System (DPS)...

Busisiwe Vilakazi 25 Jun 2019

Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda. MELANIE ATUREEBE/EPA
How Africa's porous borders make it difficult to contain EbolaArticle

More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities' efforts - such as screening millions of travellers moving between the DRC and its neighbours - the disease has spread...

Mosoka Fallah 18 Jun 2019

Continued growth in Kenya's logistics sector boosts property market
Continued growth in Kenya's logistics sector boosts property marketArticle

Broll Property Intel's latest Kenya Logistics Snapshot Report has revealed that Kenya's expanding economy has spurred the growth of its logistics property market...

11 Apr 2019

Ford exports vehicles from Port Elizabeth to Europe
Ford exports vehicles from Port Elizabeth to EuropeArticle

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its vehicle export operations...

4 Apr 2019

Prosumers could solve Africa's power problem
Prosumers could solve Africa's power problemArticle

The rise of the prosumer - someone who generates and consumes their own energy, which they can also sell into the grid - is a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times...

24 Mar 2019

Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges
Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challengesArticle

The rise of the prosumer - a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times - could well be the answer to a multitude of challenges faced in Africa...

Marleze van Loggerenberg 20 Mar 2019

Unleashing Africa's economic potential with AfCFTA
Unleashing Africa's economic potential with AfCFTAArticle

African trade amongst African countries: with the groundwork laid, innovation and infrastructure investment are needed to unleash the continent's economic potential...

James Hall 26 Feb 2019

Why citrus pectin demand dominates in 2018
Why citrus pectin demand dominates in 2018Article

A new study by Fact.MR's has found that global consumption of citrus pectin is expected to reach 10,000 tonnes in 2018, a marginal rise of 400 tonnes over 2017...

6 Dec 2018

Africa Trade Week 2019 set for Johannesburg in June
Africa Trade Week 2019 set for Johannesburg in JuneArticle

Africa Trade Week will be held from 23 to 25 June 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

28 Nov 2018

Sugar Industry Regulations gazetted
Sugar Industry Regulations gazettedArticle

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has welcomed the gazetting of the Sugar Industry Regulations...

15 Oct 2018

Agricultural safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively
Agricultural safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negativelyArticle

The latest gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts has raised concerns for the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters...

2 Oct 2018

Cape Town Air Access named destination marketing runner-up at World Routes 2018
Cape Town Air Access named destination marketing runner-up at World Routes 2018Article

Cape Town Air Access was shortlisted following their win at Routes Africa 2018, where the team was awarded best destination marketing award as well as the overall Routes Africa award...

18 Sep 2018

Hapag-Lloyd continues growing in East Africa
Hapag-Lloyd continues growing in East AfricaArticle

Hapag-Lloyd is continuing to focus on the growing market in East Africa...

17 Aug 2018

New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"
New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"Article

Afrimart, a Pan-African business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform for products made in Africa, has just been launched, offering growth prospects for the less exploited intra-Africa trade...

17 Jul 2018

Four million coffee seedlings distributed to farmers
Four million coffee seedlings distributed to farmersArticle

The distribution of seedlings forms part of Ghanaian government's Planting for Export and Rural Development programme which seeks to develop eight commodity value chains including cashew, coffee, cotton, coconut, citrus, oil palm, mangoes and shea...

26 Jun 2018

New report gives insights into global automotive parts, accessories market
New report gives insights into global automotive parts, accessories marketArticle

IndexBox shares some key findings from its newly released report called World: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles - market report. Analysis and forecast to 2025...

25 Apr 2018

Dylan Govender
Face lift for SA custom regulationsArticle

According to current statistics produced by SARS' manifest processing system (MPR), the country's road modality is at 76% when it comes to electronic submission compliance with sea and air lagging at 50% and 24% respectively...

Dylan Govender 12 Apr 2018

New website launched for investors in Africa
New website launched for investors in AfricaArticle

Ecobank has launched an African markets website to provide key facts for businesses and investors on the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa...

6 Mar 2018

Greg Cline
Balancing strategies critical for importers in 2018Article

Globally in 2017, unsustainable low rates, bigger vessels, and soft demand dominated the import sector, particularly from a shipping perspective. This has resulted in industry consolidation and a race for dominance...

Dr Greg Cline 24 Jan 2018

Will logistics' freight services see headway soon?
Will logistics' freight services see headway soon?Article

To deal with challenges in the logistics freight services, a national logistics strategy is being drafted while Ethio-Djibouti railway is considered to significantly abate hurdles in the sector...

Mengisteab Teshome 26 Dec 2017

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