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Qatar Airways to invest in an airline in Southern Africa
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Qatar Airways will soon announce an investment in an airline in Southern Africa, its CEO said on Wednesday, part of the Gulf carrier's drive to expand its network in Africa. "We are at the final... 


US travel numbers to South Africa greater than ever before, reports United Airlines
15th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The number of US visitors to South Africa is now higher than it was in 2019, the last year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, United Airlines director sales continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa... 


Construction of new TNPA multipurpose vessel kicks off
14th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

A keel-laying ceremony has marked the beginning of construction of a new multipurpose vessel that will increase the marine fleet availability for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in Cape... 


Traxtion refurbishes, adds 5 Transnet class 39 locomotives to fleet of 60 in eight African countries
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private rail operator and services company Traxtion has refurbished five class 39 locomotives it bought from State-owned Transnet at its workshop in Rosslyn, Gauteng. This is part of its fleet... 


ATNS, CSIR making important progress in their joint passive radar project
10th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa’s national air traffic control (ATC) agency, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have started joint measurement... 


Michelin research shows how transporters can reduce total cost of ownership
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has launched its latest research focused on total cost of ownership, which is aimed at shifting the mindsets of South African transporters to run more efficient and... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


TPT to continue to invest in Durban Pier 2 while legal spat over private partner plays out
8th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it will continue to invest in Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 while legal proceedings around its selection of International Container... 


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Leading condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, help boost machinery lifespan and reduce catastrophic component failure through the scientific...

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For over 30 years, Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD has been designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintaining specialist...

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Aviation

US travel numbers to South Africa greater than ever before, reports United Airlines
15th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The number of US visitors to South Africa is now higher than it was in 2019, the last year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, United Airlines director sales continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa... 


ATNS, CSIR making important progress in their joint passive radar project
10th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa’s national air traffic control (ATC) agency, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have started joint measurement... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Logistics

TPT to continue to invest in Durban Pier 2 while legal spat over private partner plays out
8th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it will continue to invest in Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 while legal proceedings around its selection of International Container... 


New rail-focused logistics organisation launched
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A new logistics industry body the Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA), formed by organisations in the transportation sector, has been launched to enhance logistics performance, reduce costs... 


SA’s largest boat builder eyes growing share of global ocean-cruising catamaran market
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

It’s easy to overlook the sheer magnitude of Robertson and Caine’s (R&C’s) operations in Cape Town. The company’s ten boat-building factories and assembly lines are dotted across the city – from... 


Materials Handling

Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 


Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 


Programme targets underprivileged youth
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial fuels, lubricants and oils retailer Shell Downstream South Africa has invested over R30-million in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) bursary programme to help... 


New Technology

Sales of NEVs on the rise in South Africa
25th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid a global emphasis on green energy and the subsequent global energy transition, total sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in South Africa increased by 65% year-on-year in 2023, with hybrid... 


Solar-powered e-truck sets new altitude record
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

A team of explorers – the Gebrüder Weiss Peak Evolution Team – followed through on successfully setting a new world altitude record for electric vehicles after driving an electric truck to an... 


Digital solution improves asset management
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Technology and asset management – amid the introduction of the Internet of Things – have become a necessary component of civil engineering and construction projects in South Africa. Asset... 


Ports & Shipping

Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


TPT to continue to invest in Durban Pier 2 while legal spat over private partner plays out
8th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it will continue to invest in Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 while legal proceedings around its selection of International Container... 


New rail-focused logistics organisation launched
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A new logistics industry body the Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA), formed by organisations in the transportation sector, has been launched to enhance logistics performance, reduce costs... 


Public Transport

Cape Town’s MyCiTi depot construction 65% complete
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Uber launches service for 13- to 17-year-olds in South Africa
11th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital mobility services company Uber has launched Uber Teen accounts in South Africa, which will enable youths aged 13 to 17 to hail rides, while their trips can be monitored and tracked with a... 


PRASA restores five more rail corridors partially
4th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it has restored another five Metrorail corridors across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. These rail services were interrupted by... 


Rail

New rail-focused logistics organisation launched
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A new logistics industry body the Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA), formed by organisations in the transportation sector, has been launched to enhance logistics performance, reduce costs... 


TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 


Transnet volumes, revenue up, but falls short of recovery targets
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has reported a 1.5% year-on-year improvement in the total rail volumes reaching 151.7-million tonnes at the end of March 2024, showcasing improvement in operational... 


Roads

Outa demands information on Sanral, Ceta tenders
24th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit watchdog the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has accused the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta) of... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


Glasfit, Arrive Alive form partnership to boost road safety awareness
27th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Automotive glass fitting and repair services company Glasfit and road safety initiative Arrive Alive have announced a partnership to enhance road safety. The collaboration is part of the partners'... 


 

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