Air Cargo Africa 2017 aims at building tomorrow’s market today 

Air Cargo Africa 2017, the fourth edition of the biennial air cargo industry conference and exhibition, themed around ‘Airfreight in Africa – Building tomorrow’s market today’ is set to focus strongly on shippers with the introduction of an exclusive Air Shippers’ Forum.     The 2017 event, which will take place from 21 to 23 […]

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TNPA women scoop coveted awards

Transnet National Port Authority women flew the flag high at the Women in Transport Awards which took place at the Durban ICC on 18 October 2016. The Women in Transport Awards is a collaborative platform co-located with the African Ports Evolution, African Rail Evolution, and the KZN Export Week conference and exhibition, and is dedicated […]

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Global pilot shortage looms large

The aviation industry is facing a global pilot shortage. This was initially thought to only be a threat in the rapidly expanding Middle East and Asian markets, but the shortage has spread to North America, Europe and Africa, suggesting that international airlines may start plundering pilots from South Africa. Currently, according to commercial aviation consultancy […]

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Namibia to improve ease of doing business

Namibia is actively improving its business environment, including easing multiple-entry visa requirements for South African business, to encourage more cross-border trade and investment. Namibian President Hage G. Geingob told South African businesses delegates in Johannesburg that his government planned to remove visa restrictions hampering business travel to Namibia by South Africans. “We are undertaking a […]

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SAPICS 2017 to be held in Cape Town

In a break from tradition the venue for the 2017 SAPICS Conference and Exhibition for Supply Chain Professionals has been selected as Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. The change is in line with the conference theme of “Business Unusual”. From 4 to 7 June 2017 professionals from procurement, mining, manufacturing, processing, packaging, and logistics […]

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Port projects tweaked to suit market

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said it had built flexibility into the tender specifications for Operation Phakisa: new build projects, at its ports in order to meet the current economic climate. Speaking at the African Ports Evolution 2016 Conference in Durban, Ricky Bhikraj, Executive Manager for Capacity and Enablement at TNPA and Programme Director of […]

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