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Transport Month

Integrated security tech can mitigate risk

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th October 2023 Transport systems encounter challenges related to capacity, reliability, transference and integration. However, integrated surveillance technology can mitigate these risks and enhance efficiency, says security system supplier Axis Communications Africa sales manager Marcel Bruyns. He explains... 

Local manufacturers poised to support sector

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th October 2023 Local manufacturers are well positioned to support the South African railway and transportation sector through products, services and maintenance support tailored to the specific needs of the industry, says railway signalling  equipment company ACTOM Signalling business development manager... 

An mage of ACTOM Signalling's equipment next to a railway line
LOCAL ASSISTANCE The local railway sector can take advantage of local manufacturers’ developing innovative equipment designed to meet specific challenges within the country

Rail protocol ratification approved

13th October 2023 The South African Cabinet formally approved the submission of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention (LRP) to Parliament for ratification, in June 2023. Formal ratification is expected later this year. The LRP aims to “foster economic growth by enhancing private sector financing... 

An image of law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr corporate and commercial practice director and mining and minerals sector head Vivien Chaplin
VIVIEN CHAPLIN The LRP aims to make it easier and cheaper for the private sector to finance railway rolling stock

Railway project midway to completion

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th October 2023 Japan-based railway signal and track maintenance equipment manufacturer Hayashi Soji is midway through the second phase of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) railway project in South Africa. The project is aligned with the JICA’s aim to help promote international cooperation and... 

TES providers simplify recruitment processes

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th October 2023 The logistics sector can significantly benefit from temporary employment service (TES) providers in bridging the skills gap and improving efficiencies. Further, through working with TES providers, logistics companies can streamline employment recruitment processes. TES providers manage the... 

Neglect, mismanagement threaten S Africa's once-promising transport infrastructure, warns Cesa

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th October 2023 South Africa boasts extensive road and railway systems, along with well-equipped ports and airports, some of which are comparable to infrastructure in developed nations. However, a lack of maintenance and poor management have resulted in degrading transport infrastructure, with far-reaching... 

Minister officially launched Transport month campaign

14th October 2022 The National Department of Transport put rail at the centre stage during this year’s October Transport Month campaign launch. During the official launch of the 2022 October Transport Month campaign, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula showcased the revitalisation, resumption and successes of the... 

National Pothole Campaign launched to fix potholes

14th October 2022 The Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula launched the national pothole campaign, known as Operation Valazonke in Nguni or Operation Kwala Kaofela in Sesotho, on 8 August this year. The campaign aims change the face of municipal and provincial roads from pothole-riddled to an acceptable state of... 

Improve driver safety and efficiency with advanced driver assistance systems

14th October 2022 With the transport industry experiencing a deficit of skilled drivers within the marketplace, it is more important than ever to focus on retaining and upskilling the existing pool of drivers. In protecting what we believe is your most valuable asset on the road – your driver – DriveRisk... 

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Poorly maintained roads, rail impact costs of goods

By: Nadine Ramdass     14th October 2022 Badly maintained roads results in the increased cost of logistics which is exacerbated by the unreliable railway system, which results in an increase of cargo transported by road. This cost is then borne by the consumer and drives inflation in addition to making local products less competitive in... 

Sustainable Transport Project with Long Distance Potential

14th October 2022 The consortium research project Hydrogen Combustion Engine Trucks (HyCET) aims to demonstrate the sustainability potential of trucks with hydrogen combustion engines for transport logistics. In September 2022, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) approved the funding... 

High pressure on the transport industry to shift to

14th October 2022 Road transport is the most prioritised area to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to leading e-commerce and manufacturing companies in Europe. A new report carried out by market research company Ipsos and vehicle manufacturer Volvo Trucks shows that companies are willing to pay more... 

Pandemic’s shadow hangs over rail sector

By: Nadine Ramdass     14th October 2022 A significant challenge the rail sector currently faces is reinstating its services following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) CEO Tshepo Kgare. During the pandemic, railway infrastructure was significantly damaged by vandalism and theft. 

AN image of Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) CEO Tshepo Kgare
TSHEPO KGARE The railway network has seen very marginal improvement over the years despite the decrease in the extent of services provided
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