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Region faces transport bottlenecks in grain movement
Region faces transport bottlenecks in grain movement

Zimbabwe and its Southern African counterparts may face transport bottlenecks to move more than 10 million tonnes of grain inland with potential congestion at the ports and roads...

22 Feb 2016

Risky business: China's economic slowdown and Sub-Saharan Africa supply chains
Risky business: China's economic slowdown and Sub-Saharan Africa supply chains

According to the latest CIPS Risk Index, global supply chains suffered from growing risk in Q4 2015, led by the slowdown in China's economy...

16 Feb 2016

Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show
Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

In the future world of mobility, you might be traveling in a car, on a bike or a personal air transporter - with a range of new possibilities raised by connected technology...

12 Jan 2016

TomTom supports TFTA with navigable Trans-Africa highway network
TomTom supports TFTA with navigable Trans-Africa highway network

Provider of digital map data, navigation technology and location-based services, TomTom Africa, is moving to support the Trans-African Highway...

14 Jul 2015

Serco meets the volume challenge
Serco meets the volume challenge

Serco recently received an order for specially-designed trailers to accommodate maximum volumetric capacity...

2 Jul 2015

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers
SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014

Santova seeks to expand trade corridors
Santova seeks to expand trade corridors

Supply chain management specialist Santova‚ could look to push into busy African markets in the financial year ahead.

By Marc Hasenfuss 5 Jun 2014

'Solutions sought for high port tariffs'
'Solutions sought for high port tariffs'

Companies in the shipping industry and port authorities are seeking to resolve the challenges that South Africa's high port tariffs represent and to make it easier to do business in the country‚ says Maersk South Africa's Fred Jacobs.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 11 Feb 2014

More on offer for guests to Inhambane, Mozambique
More on offer for guests to Inhambane, Mozambique

The alliance between Massinga Beach and Castelo do Mar along with further developments by co-owner Darin D'Oliveira, will soon open up and boost Inhambane in Mozambique as a destination of choice, benefitting other lodges in the area.

22 Oct 2013

Truworths slows drive into Africa
Truworths slows drive into Africa

Truworths has adopted a cautious and incremental approach to store expansion plans outside SA in order to gain a better understanding of the operating environment and the market potential, the fashion retailer said in its annual report, released last week.

By Zeenat Moorad 30 Sep 2013

Countries are barriers to infrastructure projects
Countries are barriers to infrastructure projects

The biggest barrier to implementing regional infrastructure projects in Africa are the countries themselves, the Infrastructure Africa conference heard in Sandton on Tuesday (16 July).

18 Jul 2013

Japan offers US$10bn to Africa
Japan offers US$10bn to Africa

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.

3 Jun 2013

Africa must make better use of resources
Africa must make better use of resources

Africa's agricultural‚ mining and energy resources could be better used to boost the continent's pace of economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development‚ according to a report released on Monday (27 May).

By Mariam Isa 28 May 2013

Agriculture offers real growth potential
Agriculture offers real growth potential

Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging‚ there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products‚ Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week.

By Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013

Shipping vital for international trade
Shipping vital for international trade

Two conferences held in Cape Town last week highlighted the fact that about 90% of all trade between countries is shipped by sea.

By Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013

Billions must be spent on railways in Africa
Billions must be spent on railways in Africa

Africa will need to spend more than US$50bn in the next decade on building 4,000km of additional rail infrastructure to unlock the mineral resource potential on the continent.

22 Apr 2013

Van Zyl to head Toyota's Africa drive
Van Zyl to head Toyota's Africa drive

A global management shakeup at Toyota Motor Corporation has hit African shores, with local Toyota chief Johan van Zyl called in to head the new position of chief executive of Toyota's operations across Africa

9 Apr 2013

Africa needs economic integration
Africa needs economic integration

African countries must integrate their economies in order to support a new wave of industrial development across the continent‚ Department of Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said Tuesday (26 March).

By Mariam Isa 27 Mar 2013

SA's labour militancy hurts Botswana
SA's labour militancy hurts Botswana

President Ian Khama of Botswana says labour militancy in South Africa and port congestion at Durban are putting bilateral trade in jeopardy.

By Nicholas Kotch 16 Feb 2013

Lagarde says global uncertainty limits Africa growth

Continued global uncertainty‚ coupled with internal factors such as drought and associated food shortages‚ threaten Africa's economic growth prospects‚ warns International Monetary Fund's (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 8 Jan 2013

Mugabe now wants 100% of everything

GWERU, ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Friday (7 December) vowed to overhaul business laws to require 100% black ownership of firms, up from 51%.

10 Dec 2012

Transport protests grip Maputo

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE: Police deployed to flashpoints across the Mozambican capital of Maputo on Thursday (15 November), as a transport strike against bus fare hikes forced tens of thousands to cross the city on foot.

16 Nov 2012

Harare is the worst place to live

The British-based Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Harare as the worst of 140 cities in which to live according to an article published on News24. Harare suffers from daily power outages, has a shortage of water and scored just 38% on the "liveability" scale.

2 Sep 2011