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South Africa not the gateway to Africa, warns research house 

By: Irma Venter     18th June 2019 South Africa is not, as is so often punted, the gateway to Africa, says Africa House director Duncan Bonnett – this is a mere “influence illusion”. The country is more a gateway to Southern African, and not even all of that. 

Cargo handled by Kenya's Mombasa port up 6% in eleven months to May

By: Reuters     18th June 2019 Kenya’s main port of Mombasa handled 6.3% more cargo in the last eleven months thanks to higher efficiency, a surge in imports and greater capacity after the port was expanded, the facility's management said on Monday. The rise in cargoes came despite uncertainty after 75 tax agency staff... 

Copper anomaly identified at ABM’s Kisinka project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th June 2019 Aim-listed African Battery Metals on Friday reported the identification of a copper anomaly related to the undifferentiated roan horizons passing through the length of its Kisinka copper/gold licence area in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In a statement on Friday, African Battery Metals... 

Uganda's tungsten mine sues International Tin Association for defamation

By: Reuters     28th May 2019 An owner of Uganda's only tungsten mine is suing the International Tin Association for defamation, saying the certifier wrongly accused it of trading in conflict minerals, court documents seen by Reuters show. The association's International Tin Supply Chain Initiative programme, used by... 

How fleet management can offset cross-border delivery risks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2019 Cross-border transportation is risky – the many risks logistics companies face include safety of the vehicle, protection of the load, well-being of the driver, on-time delivery, and communication with the driver. Roadblocks, congested border posts, availability of fuel, high costs, local crime... 

MTN posts strong first-quarter service revenue growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th May 2019 Telecommunications giant MTN Group has met its medium-term revenue growth guidance, posting a 10% year-on-year increase to R33.2-billion, supported by a continued rise in voice, data and financial technology revenue, during the three months to March 31, 2019. This was led by strong first-quarter... 

Africa gains traction as trade destination

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     3rd May 2019 Africa, as a trade and export destination, is looking increasingly attractive from a South African perspective, and represents an opportunity for growth for many South African companies, says research and consulting specialist Africa House MD Liz Whitehouse. Africa offers South African companies... 

TPT CE stresses need for faster turnarounds of vessels, trains 

By: Shirley le Guern     5th April 2019 It would no longer be business as usual at the Port of Durban, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CE Nozipho Sithole told the Transport Forum’s special interest group meeting, in Durban, on Thursday. Conceding that TPT was not yet where it wanted to be in terms of efficiency, consistency or... 

Mondelēz to add Cocoa Life symbol to its chocolate products

By: Chanel de Bruyn     3rd April 2019 Global snack maker Mondelēz International has announced plans to add the message   “Helping Farmers to Grow” on its chocolate products. The company indicated that this means it will not only consider commercial imperatives but also environmental, social and ethical factors when choosing where to... 

Supply Chain Excellence At Weir Minerals’ Kitwe Branch

1st April 2019 As Weir Minerals Africa’s hub for central and east Africa, the newly upgraded Kitwe facility in Zambia is offering customers world class supply chain efficiency. The  branch officially opened in early 2018 and boasts a  state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain management systems to match those... 

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