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Toyota halts production, reports ‘unprecedented flooding' at Durban plant

By: Irma Venter     10th October 2017 "Unprecedented flooding" arising from a massive storm which lashed the KwaZulu-Natal coast on Tuesday has closed Toyota Motors South Africa’s (TSAM’s) manufacturing plant in Prospecton, south of Durban.  The plant is located near the old Durban airport, an area heavily affected by Tuesday's storm. 

Acquisition to enable large-scale cannabis production

29th September 2017 International investment company LGC Capital, with its joint venture global logistics solutions company AfriAg, signed an agreement to acquire a 60% interest in South African cannabis product manufacturing company House of Hemp.  

Local air travel maintains positive growth trajectory year-on-year

By: Samantha Herbst     15th November 2016 Air passenger numbers climbed steady year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, according to Airports Company South Africa’s (ACSA’s) latest Aviation Barometer for the three months to September 30. ACSA recorded a 4.4% year-on-year increase in total arrivals and departures, compared with the... 

TPT chief defends SA’s port charges

By: Irma Venter     20th July 2012 South African ports costs were not as high as some sectors like to claim, says Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CEO Karl Socikwa. 

SA port costs 'not too high' – Transnet terminals boss

By: Irma Venter     26th June 2012 South African ports costs were not as high as some sectors like to claim, said Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CEO Karl Socikwa on Tuesday. “We don’t believe our rates are too high. Our port handling fees are comparable with the best in the world. We manage our costs as tightly as possible. We are... 

13/04/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th April 2012 Durban’s new ‘dig-out’ port will test Transnet’s new private-sector participation scheme; South Africa’s inadequate commodity railway network is in line for a R100-billion boost; and South Africa is losing engineers to other countries because of the lack of project work in this country. 


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