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V&A Waterfront unveils ‘theatre to food making’ incubator

30th July 2020 The V&A Waterfront is pushing ahead with a ground-breaking plan to develop a visionary and local food community incubator starring South African flavours and culture, which will create jobs and act as a powerful incubator for the food industry.  Makers Landing, as it will be known, is the next... 

Port of Cape Town clearing backlogs

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd July 2020 The Port of Cape Town is ramping up operations and reducing shipping backlogs caused by the impact of Covid-19 on the port’s human resources. By July 2, the number of vessels waiting at anchorage had been reduced from eight to one vessel for the Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) and from 11 to four... 

Mossel Bay ship repair generating jobs

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd July 2020 A steady flow of work at the Port of Mossel Bay’s ship repair facility is helping to create much-needed jobs in the region as the country battles widening job losses due to Covid-19 and the national lockdown, says the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA). This follows the May reopening of ship... 

Transnet undertakes upgrades at various terminals

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd July 2020 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has prepared for a 13% increase in citrus volumes this year, with new equipment being set up to boost operations at the Port Elizabeth, Durban and Ngqura container terminals. This follows the Citrus Growers Association’s forecast that new orchards coming into... 

TFR implementing new online truck scheduling system at City Deep Terminal

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd July 2020 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will implement the Navis Truck Appointment System at its City Deep Terminal in Johannesburg from July 6. The online truck scheduling system will not only regulate the flow of trucks to the terminal, but will also enable physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Weekly Coal Index heralds vital new era of African pricing transparency  

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2020 Coal remains the dominant primary energy source for the production of electricity in South Africa. Even with high allocations for renewable energy in the latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019, as well as the prospect of coal-plant decommissioning over the coming ten years, coal is still... 

Solidarity Fund delivers food relief to 300 000 families, to pilot more interventions

By: Thabi Madiba     15th May 2020 Government’s pro bono organisation the Solidarity Fund on Friday announced that it had exceeded its target of providing food relief to 250 000 families across the country and had reached 300 000 families. Owing to the success of the relief efforts, it will be piloting a number of more sustainable... 

Transnet converts healthcare trains to bolster Covid-19 testing in underserviced areas

By: Donna Slater     14th May 2020 State-owned Transnet’s corporate social investment unit Transnet Foundation has converted two of its healthcare trains, Phelophepa I and II, into mobile Covid-19 testing stations, The trains will be used to increase testing for Covid-19 in some underserviced areas in the Eastern Cape and... 

Healthcare trains converted into mobile Covid-19 testing units as the Solidarity Fund partners Transnet to save lives

14th May 2020 The Covid-19 testing capacity in some underserviced areas in the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal will receive a boost from two Transnet healthcare trains, which have been converted into mobile Covid-19 testing stations.  The Solidarity Fund, together with the Transnet Foundation and the National... 

Veecraft Marine to manufacture workboats for Cape Town port

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd April 2020 Veecraft Marine, a subsidiary of Paramount Maritime, has been awarded a Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) tender to design, manufacture and assemble two twin-screw, diesel-powered workboats to spearhead harbour activities. These activities include conventional escort, lighthouse services... 

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