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Ctrack Freight Transport Index shows positive growth for multiple sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index shows positive growth for multiple sectorsArticle

Compared to March last year, road freight, air freight and pipelines have shown improvement...

3 May 2021

Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be doneArticle

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...

Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

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

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

Government looks to rail sector to grow economy
Government looks to rail sector to grow economyArticle

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...

31 Mar 2021

The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shipping
The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shippingArticle

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

Dave Jose 12 Mar 2021

Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destination
Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destinationArticle

By re-injecting gas revenues into the economy and facilitating infrastructural development nation-wide, Mozambique can realise its goal of becoming a regional tourism leader...

Charné Hundermark 8 Feb 2021

Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyond
Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyondArticle

With 2021 in full swing and the economy slowly adjusting to new realities, many businesses need to relook their offerings to suit the changing needs of their consumers and communities.

Frans Hiemstra 2 Feb 2021

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SA's transport sector - a roadmap to economic recovery in the age of CovidArticle

The South African transport sector entered the age of Covid already faced with several major challenges. The challenges must be viewed as opportunities with the problem areas providing a guide as to the solutions that can be delivered with maximum impact, where they're most needed...

26 Jan 2021

10 biggest startup layoffs in 2020 hit 25,500
10 biggest startup layoffs in 2020 hit 25,500Article

The global economy continues to relish from the coronavirus pandemic, with startups emerging as one of the most affected businesses. As a means of remaining afloat, save money, and readjust their business models, most startups have resolved to roll out massive layoffs...

Justinas Baltrusaitis 13 Jan 2021

Crime statistics reveal 32% spike in truck hijackings
Crime statistics reveal 32% spike in truck hijackingsArticle

An alarming increase in truck hijackings has raised a red flag for fleet owners to be extra vigilant over the festive season...

9 Dec 2020

Fusing people-centric design, technology intergral to transforming public transport
Fusing people-centric design, technology intergral to transforming public transportArticle

From tracking and GPS to smartphone payment and rating systems, a lot of efficiency can be introduced into the public transport sector, said Dr Gustav Rohde, CEO of Zutari at the recent ITSSA Smart Mobility Conference...

21 Oct 2020

5 steps to reducing transport risk
5 steps to reducing transport riskArticle

Risk management is the foundation for a healthy transport sector...

Jason Mellow 20 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

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Registration open for TETA's annual Women Empowerment SummitArticle

The Transport Education Training Authority will host its annual TETA Women Empowerment Summit via three virtual events to be held on 21, 23 and 26 October respectively...

13 Oct 2020

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Revitalising South Africa's public transport sectorArticle

If South Africa does not address its declining economy and revive its public transport sector it will not be able to cope with its rising population, or with climate change, says Gautrain Management Authority CEO, William Dachs...

13 Oct 2020

Why operational subsidies are key to reforming South Africa's minibus taxi sector
Why operational subsidies are key to reforming South Africa's minibus taxi sectorArticle

The role of government should be to improve and reorganise this sector to address the needs of users. The proposed national operational subsidy is an opportunity to do precisely that...

Benjamin H. Bradlow 12 Oct 2020

Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a difference
Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a differenceArticle

Here are the top 10 things you can do to mitigate climate change...

Fiona Wakelin, Issued by Topco Media 8 Oct 2020

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Four more airports to operate under level 2Article

In addition to the 14 airports already permitted to operate, four more airports have been given the green light to resume operations, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Challenges in the travel sector spark critical conversations
#WomensMonth: Challenges in the travel sector spark critical conversationsArticle

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the sector contributed $168bn to African economies last year and given that globally, it is estimated that 50-million travel and tourism jobs are at risk due to Covid-19...

13 Aug 2020

Alvaro Pereira, OECD Economics Department Country Studies director
Covid-19 pandemic raises the urgency of structural reformsArticle

South Africa responded swiftly to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency of structural reforms, according to a new report...

31 Jul 2020

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Location intelligence - improving efficiencies for the logistics sector as lockdown eases upArticle

As lockdown restrictions ease slightly in South Africa and some economic activities resume, the logistics and transport sector is likely to become a centre point of the "new normal: as consumers increasingly shift to remote shopping...

Gary Allemann 15 Jul 2020

Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution
Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solutionArticle

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations...

MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Mark Apperley 10 Jul 2020

Covid-19 awareness in school transport
Covid-19 awareness in school transportArticle

As Grade 7 and Grade 12 pupils return to school this week. Along with the employees who also returned to work under Level 3 Lockdown on 1 June 2020, it is expected that roads will be busier...

8 Jun 2020

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Mbalula confident airports are Covid-19 readyArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed confidence that the aviation industry and the country's airports will adhere to Covid-19 regulations and directives, as the sector reopens...

3 Jun 2020

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Call for SA government to help safeguard aviation sectorArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (Barsa) are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector...

27 May 2020

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Passenger confidence boost needed for air travel demand's slow recoveryArticle

"The passenger business came to a halt with unilateral government actions to stop the spread of the virus. The industry re-start, however, must be built with trust and collaboration. And it must be guided by the best science we have available."

22 Apr 2020

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AU study: Covid-19 could cost Africa $500bn, damage tourism and aviation sectorsArticle

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of Covid-19, according to a new study by the African Union...

Kingsley Ighobor 17 Apr 2020

For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus
For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirusArticle

Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

Digital marketing during a pandemic
Digital marketing during a pandemicArticle

The past week has seen widespread panic and mass stockpiling, with doomsday predictions running rampant. South African businesses are nervous...

Neil Clarence, Issued by Vicinity Media 26 Mar 2020

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4IR advancement beneficial to SA transport, logisticsArticle

Technological advancements are taking place at an unprecedented speed and is disrupting almost every industry across the globe...

19 Mar 2020

Mbalula details transport interventions amid Covid-19
Mbalula details transport interventions amid Covid-19Article

The various transport sectors are expected to embark on campaigns targeted at limiting Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in South Africa, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula...

17 Mar 2020

Clarifying misunderstood aspects of Yes initiative
Clarifying misunderstood aspects of Yes initiativeArticle

Several interpretation uncertainties have been addressed in a statement issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)...

28 Feb 2020

Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment
Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for commentArticle

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government's socio-economic objectives...

18 Feb 2020

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Minister welcomes plans to survey SA travel patternsArticle

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

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anywayArticle

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

AASA calls on unions to ease aviation strikes
AASA calls on unions to ease aviation strikesArticle

"While the Airlines Association of Southern Africa and its members will always defend the Constitutionally-enshrined right to strike, any secondary, or sympathy, action will cause severe harm to our economy and, by implication, to all South Africans."

19 Nov 2019

How will EVs affect insurance premiums?
How will EVs affect insurance premiums?Article

Current estimates put the number of electric or hybrid-electric cars on South Africa's roads at anywhere between 1,000 or 1,500...

29 Oct 2019

Smarter Mobility Summit Africa sheds light on funding shortage
Smarter Mobility Summit Africa sheds light on funding shortageArticle

The Smarter Mobility Summit Africa showcased inspiring levels of commitment and innovation, but it also shed some light on the obstacles holding back a truly smarter, sustainable mobility ecosystem in SA...

17 Oct 2019

Minister talks on Africa's transport sector's full integration
Minister talks on Africa's transport sector's full integrationArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has emphasised the importance of establishing a regional regulatory authority to enforce agreed harmonised standards...

16 Oct 2019

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2019 Women in Transport Awards finalists revealedArticle

The Women in Transport Awards ceremony is co-located with African Ports Evolution and African Rail Evolution. The winners will be announced today, 15 October 2019, at the Durban International Convention Centre...

14 Oct 2019

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African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum tackles Transport 4.0Article

The eighth annual African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum is currently underway at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, exploring issues affecting the transport sector, and the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

14 Oct 2019

EVRT Africa sees industry work together
EVRT Africa sees industry work togetherArticle

As technology continues to shape and reshape our everyday lives, new trends cause shifting customer expectations to place new demands on the automotive sector as well as on government...

7 Oct 2019

African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration
African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth accelerationArticle

All aboard for the eighth annual African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum - a two-day trade exhibition and conference taking place on from 15-16 October 2019 at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...

26 Sep 2019

African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth
African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growthArticle

Delegates are set to discover Africa's trade potential and the wealth of new investment and partnership opportunities arising from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, as well as other open border initiatives...

10 Sep 2019

Establishing a green economy for the taxi industry makes good business sense
Establishing a green economy for the taxi industry makes good business senseArticle

The Green Transport Strategy released late last year is a promising document that, if implemented correctly, can transform the South African transport system into a functioning, sustainable and reliable network that South Africans can be proud of...

Vincent Raseroka 29 Aug 2019

Merger of transport and technology needed to maximise logistics tech solutions
Merger of transport and technology needed to maximise logistics tech solutionsArticle

National South African furniture removals and storage company SAFR (SA Furniture Removals) advises that the logistics industry still has much to do to enhance efficiencies within the logistics tech solutions space...

Issued by SAFR 20 Aug 2019

A myriad of opportunities for local startups in the transport sector
A myriad of opportunities for local startups in the transport sectorArticle

Generation.e has launched a startup pitch competition to take place at Smarter Mobility Africa 2019...

13 Aug 2019

All set for annual SABOA Conference
All set for annual SABOA ConferenceArticle

The Southern African Bus Operators Association (SABOA) is hosting its annual conference from 31 July to 1 August 2019...

19 Jul 2019

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