Zambia truck association declares war on SA trucking industry
A road freight organisation based in Zambia, which also has a presence in Zimbabwe, has threatened violent reprisal for firebombing attacks in South Africa, presumably perpetrated by protesters resisting the employment of foreign nationals by local transporters.
Driver dies after being shot and burned in his truck
The spate of arson attacks on trucks by vigilantes in xenophobic opposition to foreign nationals working in South Africa’s road freight industry has claimed its first fatality.
Accusations of sinister agenda at play as truck industry burns
Thirty four trucks have so far fallen prey to arson attacks on busy roads carrying high volumes of cargo - mainly to the east of South Africa - since the latest spate of firebombing took the country by surprise last Thursday evening, November 19.
More trucks burned as vigilante violence rages on
The N12 highway north of the Kingsway bridge towards Springs and Daveyton was brought to a standstill early this morning when two trucks were petrol bombed in the ongoing spate of attacks by vigilantes on South Africa’s freight industry.
At least 10 trucks firebombed in night of xenophobic vigilantism
In one of the most violent nights for South Africa’s road transport sector since arson attacks became the method for xenophobic labour activism a few years ago, 10 trucks were set alight on the R103 and N3 close to the R23 interchange north of Heidelberg.
Road hauliers reel from attacks on SA’s transport industry
Violent disruption of South Africa’s road freight sector, which has involved up to 30 trucks being firebombed since last Thursday night, continued this morning (23 November) with civil unrest, incitement and acts of intimidation reported from several areas.
President finally speaks out against truck burning – five days after attacks started
President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally broken his silence with a statement issued yesterday, 24 November, about the truck torching and xenophobic violence that has struck fear into the hearts and minds of terrorised transport drivers, their employees, and the South African public.
Warnings of private vehicles interfering with traffic on N3
Transporters and motorists on the N3 have been warned that several vehicles, especially bakkies or pickup-trucks, are attempting to disrupt traffic between Villiers and Warden – and road hauliers are the main targets.
Economist weighs in on spate of truck burning
At a logistics presentation in Morningside hosted by Crossroads Distribution, Freight News took the opportunity to talk to economist and freight industry expert Mike Schussler about the local transport sector.
Strong appeal made for Ramaphosa to act against truck torching
A strong stance against the firebombing of trucks in South Africa’s road freight sector, and an unequivocal appeal for government to act decisively against the threat that the attacks pose to the local economy, has been made by the Exporters’ Club Western Cape (ECWC).