The new SAA – 9 aircraft, 27 routes
In the 2019-2020 year, every airline globally suffered devastating impact from Covid-19. The damage to SAA was even more severe than that suffered by others. It had already been driven into business rescue by years of misfortune, massive financial losses year on year, corruption, government interference, and lack of continuity at every level of management, when the pandemic arrived in South Africa.
New dawn for SA trade with Africa
January 1 marked the start of a new era for South Africa - trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and with the United Kingdom under the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) Mozambique–UK Economic Partnership Agreement.
BORDER BEAT: Angola accused of ‘Covid-blocking’ South African truck drivers
Angola has refuted allegations of Covid-blocking road hauliers from South Africa, but according to reports received by the Transit Assistance Bureau (Transist), it is indeed the case that South African truck drivers are not allowed to enter Angola.
Covid-related congestion cleared after Beitbridge’s deadly December
Beitbridge border this morning remained free and clear of Covid-related congestion after a horrendous December festive season that claimed the life of at least one long-distance truck driver who was stuck in slow-moving queues.
Shipping major to bring on six of world’s largest vessels
Ocean Network Express has signed a Letter of Intent with Shoei Kisen Kaisha for the 15-year long-term charter of six new Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) with capacity greater than 24 000 TEUs each, the world's largest class ever.
BORDER BEAT: Zim permit ban causes dangerous overcrowding at Beitbridge
South Africa’s embattled Beitbridge border has become synonymous with Covid-19 superspreader events after authorities in Harare announced that only Zimbabweans with South African permits would be allowed to cross the Limpopo heading south.
Dramatic petrol price hike
The price of petrol is set to increase by between 40 and 43 cents a litre this week.
DP World to build new deepwater port in Senegal
Ports concessionaire DP World has signed an agreement with the government of Senegal to develop a deepwater port some 78 kilometres south of the West African country’s existing commercial harbour.
Three caught with gold bars at OR Tambo International
Three suspects are expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after they were caught smuggling 73.5 kg of gold at OR Tambo International Airport.
BORDER BEAT: SA-Moz border still heavily congested
Congestion east of Mozambique’s Ressano Garcia Border Post with South Africa has resulted in trucks and other vehicles queueing three lanes abreast for at least 10 kilometres.