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SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Logistics marketplace wins Seedstars Tunisia
Logistics marketplace wins Seedstars Tunisia

Tunisian startup Optimalogistic, a real-time marketplace for logistics services, has been named the winner of the local leg of global seed-stage startups competition Seedstars World...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry
Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

By Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?
Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?

NEWSWATCH: Imperial Holdings' plans to unbundle Motus, its automotive arm, and Imperial Logistics - which entails transport, warehousing, and distribution management - is still unconfirmed...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector
The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector

Transport and logistics is fast gaining prominence as a sector to watch globally. Increased intercontinental trade has meant increased connection across different size economies...

By Mandisa Maketa 7 Feb 2018

KENYA

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya
Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa has launched in Kenya, allowing users to hire cars, trucks and delivery vans and source for repairs, service and maintenance from trusted dealers and mechanics...

By Tom Jackson 19 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#InnovationMonth: Matchbox app matches containers with transporters
#InnovationMonth: Matchbox app matches containers with transporters

It seems there is no area in South Africa where innovation and creativity isn't disrupting the industry. Especially in the logistics space, there's been forward-thinking individuals and companies all aiming to make the industry more efficient...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Image: Bruce Sutherland
How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Simisa via  - Port Louis, Mauritius
#APE2016: Fostering trade and development through port business hubs

We spoke to Aruna Bunwaree-Ramsaha, deputy director general, Mauritius Ports Authority, about the development of business hubs close to ports and what these hubs mean for trade and...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport
Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport

South Africa is battling some unique challenges in the field of public transport: the legacies of historical urban planning programmes, complex inter-relationships of formal and informal travel systems...

By Harry van Huyssteen 21 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#InnovationMonth: SA landscapes through the eyes of truck drivers
#InnovationMonth: SA landscapes through the eyes of truck drivers

Truck drivers spend hours on the road, travelling the country from corner to corner. Barloworld Transport partnered with Hello Square and some of South Africa's top Instagrammers for an innovative Instagram campaign...

By Cari Coetzee 7 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Faith Modipa
#WomensMonth: Making Elegant Fuel with Faith Modipa

Faith Modipa is a woman on the go. She climbed the ladder from administrator to partner and co-director at Elegant Fuel and helped the company grow as she went about her business...

By Cari Coetzee 5 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

A complex marketplace demands a 'Smart Strategy'
A complex marketplace demands a 'Smart Strategy'

In today's business environment, one of the major obstacles to long-term success is the belief that a business can generalise - and be all things to all people....

By Kate Stubbs 4 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Integrated technology mindset needed for logistics success
Integrated technology mindset needed for logistics success

Solution buzzwords in the logistics industry are often abused as blanket statements for empty promises. The intentions held by those overused words are however still the stepping stones...

By Grant Marshbank 2 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#MandelaMonth: Klipstone Transport helps to grow Eldorado Park Primary
#MandelaMonth: Klipstone Transport helps to grow Eldorado Park Primary

On Mandela Day, Klipstone Transport, in a bid to provide Eldorado Park Primary school with a sustainable food solution and education, launched a CSI project...

By Cari Coetzee 26 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Why is outsourcing still a dirty word?
Why is outsourcing still a dirty word?

Amongst South African business leaders, outsourcing is still something of a dirty word. For many, it denotes weakness and an inability to properly grow and manage...

By Kate Stubbs 23 Jun 2016

AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: Integrated transport systems key to successfully operating in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Integrated transport systems key to successfully operating in Africa

With a growing logistics network between SADC countries, it's important to keep mind of...

By Cari Coetzee 26 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Forget cost management, think value management
Forget cost management, think value management

As a business, it has always been wise to regularly look back and reflect on progress (or the lack thereof), and to then take stock of the current trajectory...

By Kate Stubbs 24 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Thiloshini Ramdass
#BrandManagerMonth: A brand is a promise

I can confidently say that every brand has many stories to tell - these stories engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience... and I am the conduit between the brand and the media.

By Cari Coetzee 17 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignMonth: Creating a transport marketplace with eShip
#DesignMonth: Creating a transport marketplace with eShip

Finding the right transport provider is no easy task - even more so when you start crossing borders. Emile McLennan, founder of eShip, aimed to solve just his problem...

By Cari Coetzee 23 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Leaders need to plan for industry disruption
Leaders need to plan for industry disruption

The working world of today is characterised by constant change. Across indsutries and sector, the business landscape is dominated by change and market disruption...

By Kate Stubbs 18 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Five megatrends set to impact your business
Five megatrends set to impact your business

There are what research group Frost & Sullivan define as 'megatrends' that demand a different and more strategic approach from business leaders...

By Kate Stubbs 18 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Predictive maintenance: reducing costs, increasing uptime in the transportation sector
Predictive maintenance: reducing costs, increasing uptime in the transportation sector

The use of intelligent predictive maintenance platforms for organisations in the transportation sector can unleash powerful business advantages...

By Martin Vergunst 3 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key
When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key

At its heart, supply chain management requires a balancing of operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and quality...

By David Telford 28 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

SA growing with AGOA, Q&A with Matthew Conroy
SA growing with AGOA, Q&A with Matthew Conroy

The African Growth and Opportunity Act, legislation that focusses on assisting economies of sub-Saharan Africa as well as improving economic relations between...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Charles Brewer: 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry in Africa
Charles Brewer: 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry in Africa

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 conference, held to mark 25 years of economic change in Africa, concluded last week...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage
Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage

Skills shortages continue to bedevil the logistics and supply chain industry, with practitioners reporting shortages of up to 64% in positions that require a bachelor's degree.

By Mario Landman 23 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Mario Landman
Tertiary qualifications provide relief to a skills strapped industry

The across-the-board, rapid professionalisation of the supply chain and logistics industry has resulted in already highly-skilled professionals being forced to further upskill at an accelerated pace.

By Mario Landman 14 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Ireland is open for business
Ireland is open for business

The 5th Irish Trade Mission for South Africa and the Sub-Sahara region in conjunction with the Africacom trade fair, was addressed by a recent visit from the Irish Minister of International Trade, Joe Costello.

By Coerene Vosloo 22 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Kate Stubbs
Logistics needs to match digitally empowered customers

The rise in e-commerce and its associated challenges and opportunities is spurring the need for innovation in the way businesses and their supply chains need to operate, with the emergence of digitally empowered consumers.

By Kate Stubbs 10 Oct 2013

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