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Sep 30, 2014
A recent study by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has shown that the service quality of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) e-toll system was mostly poor regardless of the level of interaction or the user’s...
Sep 30, 2014
DigiCore Holdings announced a turnaround in fortunes on Tuesday, with the telematics specialist reporting profit after tax for the year ended June 30 of R7.8-million, compared with a loss of R59.4-million in the previous financial year. Revenue for the year reached...
Sep 30, 2014
Brian Molefe and Jon Evans
South African rail utility Transnet signed its first long-term take-or-pay agreement with a domestic coal exporter on Tuesday, when it inked a ten-year, R24-billion deal with BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Becsa) at a ceremony held at Esselenpark, east of...
Sep 30, 2014
Low-cost African airline fastjet, during the six months ended June 30, experienced a steady increase of 41.5% in the number of passengers travelling on core Tanzanian routes, with Tanzania first-half revenue growing by 96% to $19-million compared with the same period...
Sep 30, 2014
The number of passengers travelling long-distance by train has dropped to below one-million, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Monday. The number of MLPS [mainline passenger services] passengers has decreased from three-million per annum in 2009/10 to below...
Sep 29, 2014
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has officially opened the new Bedfordview-based offices of the Gauteng Transport Commission (GTC) – an intergovernmental body that aims to improve transport service delivery and provide a reliable, affordable, safe,...
Sep 26, 2014
The Nuon team, from the Netherlands
The biennial, eight-day Sasol Solar Challenge kicks off in the country’s capital, Pretoria, on Saturday, and is set to end in Cape Town, on October 4. Fourteen teams will take part, of which eight are local, says race project manager Annalie van Vuuren.
Sep 26, 2014
PROMISING GROWTH Africa will be a significant contributor to Alstom's revenue
Africa is quickly becoming one of French transport company Alstom Tranport’s key focus areas, with the company registering a 2.2% growth in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region over the past two years. There has also been an average yearly order value of...
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Sep 26, 2014
IAN LOURENS The group’s investments and acquisitions during the year were focused on improving its long-term sustainability and growth
The good performance of JSE-listed logistics firm OneLogix’s new acquisitions and startup companies highlight the group’s significant managerial capabilities and the entrepreneurial flair that the group aims to retain in each, says OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens. Revenue...
Sep 26, 2014
Japanese carmaker Toyota has revealed the exterior design and Japanese market-guide pricing of its hydrogen-powered fuel-cell sedan, following the car’s appearance in concept form at last year's Tokyo Motor Show. The four-door saloon will be introduced in Japan...
Sep 25, 2014
Global airline passenger traffic is likely to grow at a rate of 4.7% a year over the next 20 years, driving the need for around 31 400 new passenger and freighter aircraft – worth an estimated $4.6-trillion – by 2033, airline manufacturer Airbus’s Global Market...
Sep 25, 2014
Christian Coolsaet
Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of a new MD for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks Southern Africa.  Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks...
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Mozambican, Swazi, South African officials at inauguration
The Mozambican port and rail authorities plan to invest around $3-billion in the coming few years to raise yearly throughput at the Maputo port to between 40-million and 50-million tons by 2020 and to migrate additional cargo from road to rail. Speaking at the...
Sep 19, 2014
The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) welcomed the Ports Regulator of South Africa’s decision to switch to a multiyear tariff methodology, TNPA CFO Mohammed Abdul said on Friday, stating that a lack of certainty in prior years had negatively affected TNPA’s...
Sep 19, 2014
The Coega FAW plant
FAW South Africa (FAW SA), a subsidiary of China’s FAW Group, has established a joint venture with the Pamodzi Group, focusing on truck sales in South Africa and other countries in sub-Equatorial Africa. The new company, Pamodzi-FAW, is 51% held by Pamodzi and 49%...
Sep 19, 2014
The new Mazda3
Japanese car maker Mazda is investing R150-million in the domestic market as the brand separates from Ford in South Africa. As from October 1, Mazda will no longer be distributed through Ford, but through Mazda Southern Africa (MSA).
Sep 19, 2014
Defence industrial cooperation between South Africa and Brazil was highlighted at the recent III Brazil Defence Industrial Base Show (III Mostra BID-Brasil, as it is known in Portuguese), held in Brazil’s capital city, Brasília. The Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MD)...
 
 
 
 
Sep 19, 2014
With October being acknowledged as national transport month, Government Communication and Information System acting CEO Phumla Williams points out that road accidents are estimated to cost the South African economy R306-billion a year, which could be avoided if...
Sep 19, 2014
The recently rebranded Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA, previously Eurocopter Southern Africa Limited or ESAL) is, in parallel with the rebranding, undergoing a transformation to improve its service to its customers. The rebranding process follows the...
Sep 19, 2014
South African private-sector defence group Paramount recently announced a series of major initiatives to strengthen its position in the local aerospace, defence and maritime sectors. Group Executive Chairman Ivor Ichikowitz told a media briefing that the enterprise...
Sep 18, 2014
Uganda is hoping to secure an $8-billion loan from China to build a railway network to revamp the country's transport infrastructure as it prepares to start oil production. As in other areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, China has become a major investor in Uganda. It has...
Sep 18, 2014
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South African aerospace companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Denel Aviation, both part of the State-owned Denel Group, have unveiled a major new project at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 show on Thursday – the South African Regional Aircraft (SARA). This...
Sep 18, 2014
South African company Denel Aviation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with one of the world's top simulation and training companies, Canada's CAE, and its local partner, Elisa, on Thursday, at the African Aerospace and Defence exhibition at Air Force Base...
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
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Premier David Makhura
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) requested a meeting with Gauteng premier David Makhura on e-tolling before he set up a review panel, it said on Wednesday. "Perceptions that we were not prepared to enter into dialogue are therefore...
Sep 17, 2014
Leading South African aerospace company Aerosud Holdings announced on Wednesday that it had formed a strategic alliance with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). As a consequence, the IDC has taken a 26% shareholding in Aerosud Holdings. Aerosud Holdings has...
Sep 16, 2014
Construction on the bus rapid transport stations for Phase 1A of the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) project was likely to start before the end of the year, with the construction tenders currently being adjudicated, RRT said on Tuesday. Phase 1A of this four-phase...
 
 
 
 
Sep 16, 2014
As from April 2017, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to only support the completely knockdown production (CKD) of trucks in South Africa, and no longer semi-knockdown (SKD) assembly, says DTI automotive chief director Mkhululi Mlota. “It is not yet...
Sep 16, 2014
A view of the DAe plant in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg
South African aerospace companies Aerosud and Denel Aerostructures (DAe) signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with European major airliner company Airbus at the DAe plant at OR Tambo International Airport, in Kempton Park, on Tuesday. The MoU creates...
Sep 16, 2014
Mali has signed a string of agreements with China totalling about $11-billion, most of it intended to finance two major railway projects linking the land-locked country to the coast, Mali's presidency said. Mali gave few details on the terms of the 34 agreements but...
Sep 16, 2014
HASA's new Benoni plant
Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is evaluating the viability of introducing the heavy-duty Hyundai Xcient truck range into South Africa, says HASA commercial vehicles director Wade Griffin. The market study should be completed towards the end of the year, he...
Sep 16, 2014
Government’s proposed Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) is unlikely to have any real impact on Isuzu Trucks South Africa’s automotive assembly business, as the monetary benefits of the incentive would be too insignificant to...
Sep 15, 2014
Dave Rennie
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod reported on Monday that director Dave Rennie had passed away. “It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of our dear colleague and friend Captain Dave Rennie on September 12,” the company said in a statement.
Sep 15, 2014
China has extended 26-billion CFA francs ($51-million) in funding to Mali, the West African country said on Friday, as it negotiates a programme with the International Monetary Fund. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita reached the agreement, which includes a gift of...
Sep 15, 2014
Tanzania signed a $565-million deal on Friday with the World Bank and other development partners to expand its main port of Dar es Salaam, part of plans to boost the east African nation's role as a regional trade hub. Tanzania wants to lift capacity to 28-million...
Sep 15, 2014
Egypt said on Sunday it expected to receive around $425-million in funding from the Islamic Development Bank to develop an oil refinery in Assiut and an airport in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The first agreement is for $198-million earmarked for the...
Sep 12, 2014
The board of UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) has announced the resignation of MD Jacques Carelse.   Long-time UD employee, corporate planning and marketing GM, Rory Schulz, has been appointed as acting MD while the process started to appoint a new MD. The Japanese...
 
 
 
 
Sep 12, 2014
The South African new truck market is too small to justify increasing local content on vehicles assembled locally, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl. Van Zyl is also president of the National Association of Automobile...
Sep 12, 2014
EDUCATION DRIVER Transnet Engineering is passionate about the learning and development of youth and is continuously investing in its technical skills pipeline
State-owned freight and logistics group Transnet Engineering (TE) says its membership and association with nonprofit technical organisation the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), has ensured that all TE’s welding inspectors have been correctly trained and...
Sep 12, 2014
Any user-pays project where less than half the users pay, is a failure, says Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage. Outa is opposed to electronic tolling on Gauteng’s highways, as implemented last year.
Sep 12, 2014
The JSE-listed Imperial group breached the R100-billion revenue mark for the first time in the past financial year, ended June 30. Revenue was up 12% on the previous financial year, to R103.6-billion, with operating profit up 2%, to R6.2-billion.
Sep 11, 2014
Richard Anamoo and Tau Morwe
South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has signed another agreement with an African harbour authority as part of its strategy to support regional-integration efforts. Its latest memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Ghana Ports...
 
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