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May 06, 2016
The BMW i3
Updated 3 hours ago BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) has partnered with Uber to bring the UberGREEN service to market. The UberGREEN service is a pilot project taking place from May 9 to June 3, in Johannesburg.
May 06, 2016
Updated 3 hours ago Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) on Friday launched two tugboats – Qunu and Cormorant – as part of its R1.4-billion contract to procure nine tugboats from Durban shipbuilder Southern African Shipyards. The contract was the largest single contract TNPA had...
May 06, 2016
Trade and Inustry Mininster Dr Rob Davies
Updated 5 hours ago Localisation, transforming the South African economy into an inclusive one and skills development remained long-term goals for government, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said this week. Speaking at Volkswagen South Africa’s (VWSA’s) inaugural black-owned...
May 06, 2016
Smart Forfour
Updated 7 hours ago The relaunch of the Smart brand in South Africa sees luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) venture into some new territory – that of the entry-level buyer. “The new-look Smart will be a game-changer for us,” says MBSA co-CEO and MBSA Cars...
May 06, 2016
Updated 7 hours ago The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Friday said the extension of the e-toll 60% discount offer was “predictable and expected”. On Thursday the Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters granted an additional 10 working days extension for road users to take advantage...
May 06, 2016
South African car and bakkie exports into Africa declined for the third year in a row in 2015, falling from 79 228 units in 2012, to 77 589 units in 2013, 60 189 units in 2014, and 41 446 units last year – this according to the Automotive Industry Export Council’s...
May 06, 2016
  Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) hopes to see 2016 sales reach around the same level as 2015, defying a South African new-vehicle market most analysts agree will drop around 10% this year.
May 06, 2016
RC SHIPPING A series of sensor tests will be conducted on board the 65-m-long Stella
Integrated power and propulsion systems company Rolls Royce last month unveiled its vision to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality as part of its Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project.
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May 05, 2016
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Global air freight volumes saw a 2% year-on-year drop in March, reflecting subdued growth in world trade, according to demand growth data released by the International Air Transport Association (Iata). This decline was exaggerated by the quarter’s comparison with a...
May 05, 2016
From Coega to Tanzania
FAW Vehicle Manufacturers South Africa (FAW SA) has seen a steady increase in sales and exports, following the opening of its Eastern Cape truck assembly plant in 2014. To date, FAW SA has recorded exports of 90 trucks. To be more specific, exports in the first four...
May 05, 2016
May 05, 2016
David Hughes
In a bruised domestic market scrambling for volume, Mazda Southern Africa is having a Zen moment. Mazda sales in South Africa reached 9 066 units in 2015, almost double the 4 939 units sold in 2014 – this in a new-vehicle market that dipped 4.2% last year compared...
May 05, 2016
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South African National Roads Agency Limited CEO Nazir Alli on Wednesday said the backlog of maintenance and road networks was sitting at R197-billion, up from R149-billion in 2010. Alli was addressing the business sector at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga. He...
May 04, 2016
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Sanral CEO Nazir Alli
KwaZulu-Natal is not set to get e-tolling in the near future, but this may change if the volumes of vehicles increases. South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) chief executive Nazir Alli, speaking on Wednesday at a business presentation, said that the...
May 04, 2016
Striking South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) members returned to the allocated picketing points on Wednesday following a interim interdict being obtained by their employers Teti Traffic, this after workers had blocked traffic on the N1 highway...
May 04, 2016
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National Treasury was close to naming a new board for the struggling national carrier South African Airways, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said on Wednesday. “We are finalising the process of appointing a full-strength board,” Jonas said in the debate on the...
May 04, 2016
South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday he favoured a minority equity partner buying into struggling national airline South African Airways (SAA) at "some stage". SAA, which has been placed under National Treasury oversight, has already had...
 
 
 
 
May 04, 2016
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The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has said it doubts claims by road authorities that 300 000 people had taken up the etoll discount dispensation of 60%. Chairman of Outa, Wayne Duvenage, said: “Anything short of R2.5-billion collected or committed for...
May 04, 2016
Gibela chairperson Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi
Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi has joined the Gibela board as nonexecutive chairperson from May 1.   He currently serves on a number of boards, including as chairperson of the Central Energy Fund and nonexecutive director of South32.  He has extensive executive leadership,...
May 03, 2016
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South Africa’s air traffic management agency, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), announced on Tuesday that it had signed an agreement with US-domiciled global space-based company air traffic surveillance system company Aireon. Under the agreement, ATNS and...
May 03, 2016
South Africa's new vehicle sales fell by 9.2% year-on-year to 40 390 units in April, data from the trade and industry department showed on Tuesday. Exports rose 31.5% to 31 028 units compared with the same month last year, the department said.
May 03, 2016
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The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) believes that the swift resolution of the issues that led to the temporary grounding of South African State-owned regional airline SA Express show that the industry and the aviation regulator can work swiftly and...
May 03, 2016
Figures from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa show that 617 749 new vehicles were sold in South Africa in 2015, marking a decline of 4% on the sales recorded in 2014 and representing the second consecutive year of decline for this...
May 02, 2016
Transnet announced on Monday the implementation of a series of governance, control and monitoring measures to ensure the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) meet the company’s stringent localisation obligations and supplier development commitments. Transnet...
May 02, 2016
South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on Sunday said it had lifted the suspension of SA Express’ Air Operator Certificate (AOC). “This means that the airline may, with immediate effect, resume operating their fleet of 26 aircraft,” said SACAA in a statement.
Apr 29, 2016
CAT EQUIPMENT Barloworld is the official dealer of CAT machinery in Southern Africa
Machinery and global brands distributor Barloworld Equipment group has invested $14-million in its equipment operations in the city of Kitwe, in Zambia.
Apr 29, 2016
Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) saw a marked slip in new-vehicle sales in 2015 compared with 2014, with sales dropping from 5 897 units to 5 300 units. The decline came as the South African new truck and bus market declined from 31 558 units in 2014...
 
 
 
 
Apr 29, 2016
Automotive exports from South Africa increased by R35.8 billion – or 30.9% – to R151.5-billion, in 2015, up from the R115.7-billion recorded in 2014. The 2015 numbers mean that auto exports accounted for 14.6% of South Africa’s total export earnings, says National...
Apr 29, 2016
Vehicle manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it is separating its business within Volvo Maroc SA to a long-standing West and Central Africa distribution partner SMT group.
Apr 29, 2016
Following a 13 140 km journey from Spain by ship, Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA’s) new try-out press has arrived at the manufacturer’s Uitenhage plant. VWSA has invested R120-million in a new 21 000 kN try-out press to improve manufacturing capabilities at...
Apr 29, 2016
Some of the investment announcements made in the South African automotive industry in recent months reach beyond 2020, which is why work on a successor programme to the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) will start this year, confirms Trade and...
Apr 28, 2016
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Transnet’s Phelophepa I and II healthcare trains are on track to reach their 12-millionth patient by the end of September, Transnet chairperson Linda Mabaso reports. To date, the ‘clinics-on-wheels’ have reached a combined 11.7-million patients since inception in...
Apr 28, 2016
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Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet is taking aim at new sectors, such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and manufacturing, as it seeks to sustain volumes amid the prevailing commodity “meltdown”. Speaking publically for the first since his appointment as...
Apr 28, 2016
Steady appreciation in international petroleum prices during April has brushed aside gains in the rand/dollar exchange rate, setting the stage for more fuel price hikes in May, the Automobile Association (AA) cautioned on Thursday. This view is based on unaudited...
Apr 28, 2016
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The railways sector and government have agreed to the creation of a framework to improve the monitoring and implementation of localisation commitments associated with multibillion-rand investments being undertaken by both Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of...
Apr 28, 2016
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Pinky Zungu
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Port of Durban’s first black female deputy harbour master – nautical, effective May 1. Pinky Zungu, who was one of the first three women in Africa to obtain a marine pilot open licence in 2011, would now be...
Apr 28, 2016
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Outa will be going to court to defend members who received summonses for e-toll bills, including one for R8-million, it said. Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage told News24 that it had notified the SA Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) of its...
 
 
 
 
Apr 28, 2016
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Apr 27, 2016
Armscor has published a tender to lease of an intercontinental VIP aircraft.
The Democratic Alliance on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over a tender issued for the lease of a VIP aircraft by Armscor. "We believe that such a procurement is wasteful and an insult to poor South Africans," said DA MP Kobus Marais in a statement.
Apr 26, 2016
The African Union (AU) is scheduled to hold an Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Development for Africa on October 15 and 16 2016 in Lomé, Togo. The announcement was made during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York on Monday...
Apr 26, 2016
Grounded low-cost airline Skywise announced on Monday that it is considering selling off a sizable stake in the airline. According to a statement issued by the airline, six companies have already expressed interest in such an acquisition. Of the six potential...
Apr 25, 2016
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), along with the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium, on Monday began open line testing on the first test train (TT1) imported from Brazil. Testing took place between Wolmerton and De-Wildt in Pretoria and would be...
 
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