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CEVA Logistics: Innovation is key



CEVA Logistics has been present in the South African market since August of 2000, but it was only toward the end of 2007, with the adoption of the name, CEVA Logistics, that the company, as it is known today emerged.

It has since managed to work its way into the top echelons of the South African transport and logistics industry, offering forwarding and clearing, contract logistics and ground transportation services to a wide range of industries in South Africa and beyond.


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PPECB: At the forefront of developing South Africa’s perishables export industry

Agricultural products, and specifically perishable products remains one of South Africa’s top export commodities. South Africa currently exports a total of 60% of all fruit produced in the country. This consists of 191 listed products, exported to 103 countries, totaling in 2018, a staggering R44 billion.

Opportunity to create jobs in South Africa


South Africa’s financial institutions and policymakers have a big opportunity to create jobs by expanding financial services in a stronger business environment for smaller businesses, according to a new study released today by IFC and the World Bank.



Retailers see triple-digit gains




Thirty-five percent of shoppers feel today’s brands do not care enough about personalising their shopping experiences.

However, when retailers do invest in personalisation it pays. This is according to a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Episerver, the company transforming digital experiences.

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SMME’s can thrive in difficult times


Small, medium and mactro enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa should see challenges such as the recent spate of loadshedding by Eskom as an opportunity to create solutions rather than as a burden to their daily operations. This is according to Dr Martin Emerich, a consultant for a German-based leadership development agency MCE.


The African Development Bank calls for strong responses to migration


70% of African migration occurs within the continent, and Africans account for 10% of global migration.


Electrified Africa, burgeoning market


With a population of more than a billion and increasing access to power, sub-Saharan Africa could present a massive market for electrical products and services, which bodes well for producers and exporters of electrical appliances, like Hong Kong.


SA packaged food consumption on upward trend

SA presents major international food tech market potential. As an important pillar of the South African economy, food and beverage production has almost doubled in the past 10 years, reaching ZAR 392 million (26 million euros) in 2017.

As production increases, trends are changing and packaged foods are taking a larger share of the market.


Durban's double-digit international passenger growth at King Shaka


King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) in Durban ended 2018 on a record high by growing international passenger numbers by 13% in December. This, together with strong domestic passenger growth of more than 6% for 2018, saw KSIA retaining its position as South Africa’s fastest growing major airport for a second year.

Air Cargo Africa wraps up sterling expo



Over 546 conference delegates, 2,000 air cargo stakeholders and 86 exhibitors gathered at Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park in February, for the fifth edition of Air Cargo Africa, the sectors’ leading industry exhibition and conference.