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Good news at last for battered transport and freight sector

SOUTH Africa’s transport and freight volumes increased 20.6 percent in June compared to May across all sectors. That’s a welcome finding of the latest Ctrack...

New straddle carriers for Durban Container Terminal

THE Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 took delivery of another 13 of 23 electric straddle carriers on Sunday, introducing major impact in the...

Humungous! Scale of automaker’s R365m parts warehouse expansion

WORK has begun in earnest at the Toyota Parts Distribution Warehouse in Atlas Road, East Rand, where Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is expanding...

Hefty bills for importers as containers pile up in storage

SOUTH African businesses are faced with a huge bill, estimated at R1.4-billion, for storage and other costs accumulated during the 27 days of Level...

‘Irrational’ import duties are crippling SA steel downstream

THE protection of loss-making ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is irrational and crippling the local steel industry downstream, writes Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National...

Automaker’s R4bn vote of confidence in SA

IN a welcome shot in the arm for the local economy, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has revealed that it is investing a whopping...

Coronavirus port action plan

TRANSNET has implemented additional procedures for all vessels entering South African ports in a bid to contain the Novel Coronavirus. The virus, which originated in...

Diversification driving economic growth in KZN

Despite facing pressures like land reform, climate change and cheap imports, agriculture in KZN is poised for further growth, writes Dawie Maree, Head of Information...

How this Durban mill is bucking the textiles slump

THE directors at Finlam Technical, Anthony Halliday and Grant Adams, had one main objective for 2018: to become a trusted and respected player in...

R400m tanker investment for Petrochem giant

NDUNA Maritime and Sasol have entered into a R400-million enterprise and supplier development (ESD) funding agreement through the Sasol Siyakha Trust, in South Africa’s...

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Durban refinery could be closed for months after fire

IT is likely to be several months before the Engen refinery in Durban, shut down after a fire on 4 December 2020, is operating...

Bounce back for truck builder

BUSINESS at leading South African truck and trailer building company, Serco, has recovered strongly in the last quarter of 2020 with prospects for 2021...

Harnessing water from the sea

With the global demand for clean, safe and reliable water, coupled with rising populations and urbanization, the water industry in South Africa faces unprecedented...

Economic uptick good news for M&E sector

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed the uptick in economic activity, as reflected in the positive GDP growth...