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The Port of Durban
Promising effect of new Cabinet consolidating – BLSA
15th July 2024 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... 


Mining output on track for second-quarter decline – Minerals Council
12th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported that seasonally adjusted total mining production declined by 0.6% month-on-month in May. This follows a 0.8% month-on-month rise in April. In level... 


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)... 


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... 


An image of Transport Minister Barbara Creecy
Transport conference outlines challenges, opportunities in necessary reskilling/upskilling
8th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s transport industry is a significant contributor to the country’s gross domestic product; however, it is being impacted on by several factors, which necessitates the reskilling and... 


A ship loaded with containers at sea
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... 


GNU Cabinet
Bloated Cabinet needs to agree on priorities, agenda for deepened economic reform – CDE
5th July 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Centre for Development and Enterprise said on Friday the centre of government needs to be streamlined with more effective processes feeding into Cabinet to ensure better decision-making.... 


Image of battery and solar panels
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.  


Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Ramaphosa to issue Gazette notice to clarify Presidency’s role in coordination of SOEs
4th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has reaffirmed that the coordination of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) previously falling under the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), which is... 


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... 


Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
2nd July 2024

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured a powerful line-up of panellists and speakers for its upcoming Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)... 


ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
AMSA to continue operating longs business, but instability at flats unit hits earnings
2nd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Despite a negative trading update, steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has announced that it will continue to operate its longs business, the closure of which was deferred earlier this... 


Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa speaking during an Eskom power station visit while still Electricity Minister
Separation of energy portfolio and Ramokgopa’s appointment praised amid rising energy-transition complexity
1st July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to establish a separate energy portfolio with the African National Congress’s Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister and the Democratic Alliance’s Samantha Graham as Deputy Minister has... 


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... 


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... 


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... 


Image of Maydon Wharf
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.  


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... 


Employees working underground at an Implats mine
Mining sector employment holds up well despite first-quarter decline
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Following five uninterrupted quarters of job gains, employment in the mining sector declined during the first quarter of this year, the Minerals Council South Africa reports. Citing Statistics... 


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... 


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... 


Port of Richards Bay
Grindrod selected as preferred bidder for Port of Richards Bay container facility
20th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Grindrod South Africa as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a container handling facility at the Port of Richards Bay,... 


Lekau ‘Solly’ Letsoalo
Transnet appoints Letsoalo as new group COO
20th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has announced the appointment of Lekau ‘Solly’ Letsoalo as group COO, with effect from July 1. Letsoalo returns to the group where he worked previously... 


Transnet to appeal order to pay billions in damages following long-running Natref dispute
Transnet to appeal order to pay billions in damages following long-running Natref dispute
20th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The High Court has found in favour of Sasol Oil and TotalEnergies in relation to a long-running dispute with Transnet over pipeline tariffs from Durban to the Natref refinery and has awarded... 


Vanya Jansen, winner of the Best Speaker Award
Top supply chain conference unpacks South Africa's ports and logistics crises, life-threatening drug shortages, earth-saving sustainability initiatives
18th June 2024

The 46th annual SAPICS Conference saw more than 750 supply chain managers from 30 countries across Africa and around the world meet in Cape Town to explore this increasingly important profession’s... 


TNPA's head office at the Port of Ngqura
TNPA moves to integrate desalination, renewables at Port Elizabeth and Ngqura ports
18th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued requests for proposal (RFPs) for the construction of two solar-powered seawater desalination plants and a hybrid... 


Thungela Resources active in Mpumalanga.
Thungela poised to spend R3.9bn capital in South Africa
18th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Thungela Resources is poised to spend R3.9-billion worth of capital in South Africa going forward. An estimated R1.3-billion of this capital expenditure (capex)... 


Image of Southern African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) CEO Dr Juanita Maree
Yes, there are problems at SA ports, but World Bank report not entirely accurate – SAAFF
18th 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... 


Transnet to boost rail for VW, other automakers
Transnet to boost rail for VW, other automakers
14th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Transnet said it’s in talks to run additional trains between a port in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape province and the country’s commercial hub of Gauteng to better link the two automotive... 


The Maputo port in Mozambique
DP world plans $3bn investment in African ports by 2029
14th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

DP World plans to spend $3-billion over the next three to five years on new port infrastructure in Africa to meet long-term growth that includes surging demand for critical mineral exports. “The... 


An image of train lines at Belle Ombre
Companies to improve railway operationality
14th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Construction Group Enza Construction and electrical engineering and infrastructure development company Tractionel Enterprise are assisting in the process of reviving South Africa’s rail and freight... 


A portrait image of Marcel Bruyns
Camera surveillance benefits sector
14th June 2024

Despite the pivotal role played by South Africa’s public transport systems, recent minibus taxi strikes show the public transport system’s vulnerabilities, in the form of the effects such action... 


Schematic of the strategic environmental assessment
Boegoebaai deep-water port project and special economic zone, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is leading the strategic environmental assessment that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s planned green hydrogen production facilities in... 


VW vehicles on the assembly line in South Africa
Volkswagen says carmakers seek to revive key South African rail line
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Volkswagen and other automakers operating in South Africa are in talks with the state logistics company to revive a dilapidated rail line between the country’s commercial hub and a car export... 


new tugboats
TNPA gets four new tugboats for Durban, East London ports
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken delivery of the first four tugboats to boost marine fleet availability and shipping efficiencies at the ports of Durban and East... 


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