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Promising effect of new Cabinet consolidating – BLSA
Updated 2 hours 41 minutes ago By: Schalk Burger

"The positive sentiment sparked by the Government of National Unity (GNU) is consolidating," business lobby Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso states in her latest weekly... 


Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
South Africa storms in Western Cape cause damage to 35 000 homes
12th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Storms that pounded South Africa’s Western Cape province have led to flood damage affecting more than 35 000 households in the city of Cape Town, Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said. “We’ve got... 


Damen signs new NIP agreement with dtic, celebrates more than 40 vessels built at Cape Town shipyard
12th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Damen Shipyards Group (DSG) has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) as part of the National Industrial Participation (NIP)... 


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MetroKin rail project, Democratic Republic of Congo
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project aims to develop a mass transit system exceeding 300 km of railroad in Kinshasa. 


Vessels at the Ngqura port
Transnet monitoring port operations as inclement weather continues
10th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned Transnet has said it continues to monitor operations at its Cape Town, Saldanha Bay, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura ports amid adverse weather conditions along the country's coast. Strong... 


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Maersk warns of extreme weather delays along South African coast
8th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

AP Moller-Maersk has warned that extreme weather conditions and a storm surge lashing the South African coast are expected to cause shipping delays. An intense cold front bringing snow to some... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) shows that the recent recovery in South Africa’s logistics sector continued in May, albeit at a slower pace. The index improved in May to... 


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Onus on sector to optimise steel capacity – SAISI
5th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the mounting challenges of slow economic growth and increased steel imports, steel representative organisation the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) emphasises the need to address... 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


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Richards Bay solar PV project, South Africa
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet National Ports Authority plans to decarbonise its port operations under its renewable-energy purchase programme.  


Citrus being sorted for export
A rare South African export success is threatened by crumbling ports
4th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

At a packhouse at Blydevallei Boerdery, near South Africa’s eastern border with Mozambique, workers pluck unripe grapefruit off a conveyor belt. It’s the best chance of getting them to export... 


Opening speech by Li Chen, Vice President of Sub-Saharan Africa Region, Huawei
Huawei successfully holds Global Optical Summit in South Africa, driving industrial intelligence
4th July 2024

Huawei held its Global Optical Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Run under the theme, "F5G-A (F5G Advanced), the Foundation for Industrial Intelligence", the summit attracted more than 300... 


Could automation be the answer to SA’s infrastructure woes?
3rd July 2024

By: Anand Subbaraj: CEO of software company Zuper, field service management (FSM) software With South Africans last having experienced load shedding on 26 March (correct at the time of writing),... 


SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
3rd July 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By: Rhian Capostagno - African Head of Energy Transformation at Partners in Performance SA faces a tough spot as it balances diminishing demand for coal with local need to keep producing and the... 


Macadamia farm in South Africa
Agriculture sector upbeat about Steenhuisen’s appointment as Minister
1st July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Agri SA has welcomed Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen’s appointment as the new Agriculture Minister, as well as Mzwanele Nyhontso’s appointment as Land Reform and Rural... 


Aluminium cans
Nampak sees turnaround in first-half performance
28th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging producer Nampak has achieved headline earnings of R267-million for its total operations for the six months ended March 31, compared with a headline loss of R342-million for the... 


Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford
Hudaco’s interim performance hampered by suspended loadshedding
28th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified consumer and engineering products group Hudaco has faced a challenging start to the 2024 financial year, with the reduction in loadshedding negatively impacting on some of its... 


Manganese ore on conveyor
Marula starts shipping manganese from Larisoro mine to Mombasa port
28th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London- and South Africa-listed battery metals miner Marula Mining has successfully started manganese ore shipping from the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya. Marula is transporting about 1 000 t... 


The Promulgation of the Economic Regulation of Transport Act is a marked step towards rail reform and privatisation
28th June 2024

Vivien Chaplin, Director and Gaby Wesson, Associate in the Corporate & Commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr On 11 June 2024, President Ramaphosa signed the Economic Regulation of Transport... 


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Growth on horizon for pipe manufacturers
28th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite post-election economy concerns and the lack of funding plaguing the plastic pipe industry, South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Association (SAPPMA) CEO Jan Venter believes that the... 


An illustration of the Cleanergy Pilot Plant near Walvis Bay, Namibia
Government interventions key for hydrogen development
28th June 2024

Green hydrogen is hailed as critical for a low-carbon energy future, with Africa well-positioned to be a key player in this sector. However, realising the continent’s potential requires African... 


Cape Town calls for private-sector intervention as port ranks worst in the world
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

According to the newly published World Bank Container Port Performance Index, compiled from 2023 data, the Port of Cape Town is the worst performing port in the world. It is joined in the bottom 16... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) says it will move from three shifts a day at its East London plant to two shifts, in a move that could potentially cut 700 jobs. MBSA produces the C-Class for the... 


Yes, there are problems at SA ports, but World Bank report not entirely accurate – SAAFF
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest World Bank Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) report, which places a number of South African ports at the bottom of the list, covers the crisis-ridden 2023 period, and does not take... 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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Maydon Wharf precinct liquid bulk facility, South Africa
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet National Port Authority is working to improve operational efficiencies at the precinct.  


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


A tanker at sea near Mossel Bay
TNPA issues RfI for Port of Mossel Bay marine loading facilities operator
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published a request for information (RfI) calling on interested terminal operators to submit proposals for the refurbishment, financing, operation,... 


DSCT's facilities in Cape Town
Damen renews NIP agreement with dtic; celebrates more than 40 vessels built at Cape Town shipyard
27th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Damen Shipyards Group (DSG) has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) as part of the National Industrial Participation (NIP)... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
South Africa achieves first primary budget surplus in 15 years
27th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa achieved its first primary budget surplus in 15 years as it took a stern approach to funding State-owned companies that have drained government finances. Africa’s most-industrialised... 


Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Group CEO Hishaam Emeran elected as the new President of The Southern African Railways Association (SARA)
Southern African Railways Association (SARA) Announces New Leadership at Annual Board Meeting
27th June 2024

The Southern African Railways Association (SARA) Board Members convened in Cape Town from 19-20 June 2024 for the annual SARA Board meeting. The event was marked by significant discussions,... 


Professor James Larkin
Radioactive device on rhino horns rolled out to fight poaching
26th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Beckham, a 1.7 tt rhino named after the English footballer, on Tuesday had a radioactive pellet drilled into his horn as a program to discourage poaching of the endangered animals in South Africa... 


The Rhisotope Project at Wits is entering a new testing phase with the insertion of radioisotopes into 20 live rhinoceros
26th June 2024

After three years of meticulous and dedicated hard work, the Rhisotope Project at Wits University has successfully inserted low doses of radioisotopes into 20 live rhinoceros. In this final phase... 


South Africa could leverage its potent solar and wind resources to power green manufacturing
‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth
25th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The ‘second wave’ of government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative is poised to be widened to include additional structural reforms to those that have been pursued to date in electricity, freight... 


Thelo to raise $250m with eye on Africa’s giant rail corridors
25th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Thelo Group’s management plans to buy Deutsche Bahn’s 49% shareholding and is in talks with financiers to raise $250-million to help the South African company transform into a developer of rail... 


The new range of JCB 3CX Backhoe Loaders promise to build on the brand popularity with features designed to provide improved comfort, versatility, and productivity
New JCB 3CX Backhoe Loaders range packed with new features
25th June 2024

The highly anticipated range of updated JCB 3CX Backhoe Loaders arrives on South African shores in July and promises to build on the brand’s popularity with new features designed to provide... 


Africa’s Growing Infrastructure Needs and Ensuing Business Opportunities
24th June 2024

With African governments committing billions of dollars to infrastructure development, the continent is touted to be entering a 20 to 30-year infrastructure development boom. Infrastructural... 


Tractor in field
El Niño dries up South Africa’s agricultural business confidence for the second quarter
24th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz) and Industrial Development Corporation’s Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) reached a 15-year low of 38 points in the second quarter of... 


Transnet to take disciplinary action against some TNPA employees
24th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

State-owned Transnet announced at the weekend that law firm Bowmans had concluded its investigation into allegations of impropriety at Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). Transnet also... 


Logistics Crisis Committee’s work to continue, freight sector poised to transform in next two years
21st June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Mxolisi Mgojo says he is confident that work within the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will continue as political parties grapple to form a... 


Construction of new TNPA multipurpose vessel gets under way
21st June 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... 


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