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RFA Road Freight Association

RFA 2009: Survival of the future

Bad era – but exciting times - There’s just no getting around the recession and its impact on various industries around the world – commercial transport included. However, all can’t be doom and gloom, so this year’s Road Freight Association’s (RFA) conference focused on survival into the future, rather than lamenting where we were a mere year and a half ago.

 
SA transport

The trials and tribulations of SA transport

This year’s Institute for Road Transport Engineers’ (IRTE) AGM revealed two key truths about South Africa’s transport industry: the winds of change are upon us, and the local transport fraternity does not necessarily welcome them. NADINE VON MOLTKE reports

 
In the lap of luxury

In the lap of luxury

As the fastest-growing industry in South Africa, tourism is playing a major role in many industries, including transportation. Will the upcoming 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup create a market for luxury coaches that will be unsustainable after this global event, or will local tourism absorb the influx of these coaches without batting an eye?

 
Kers Technology

The Future of Kers Technology

As racing fans will no doubt know, kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) have received a lot of attention over the last few months. Unfortunately, however, discussions regarding this technology have not been as constructive as they could have been. GG VAN ROOYEN reports

   
Farmiing Fanfare

Farming Fanfare

The NAMPO Harvest Day took place from 12 to 15 May 2009 just outside Bothaville in the Free State. The show was massive and the wares of a vast number of companies were on display. RICHARD MACASKILL took a trip to the show to see what it was all about.

 
Holy Trail

Holy Trail

On 1 March, a convoy of Renaults left North Cape in Norway. Their mission? To cross 17 countries and three continents, and travel all the way down to Cape Town. Some 14 000 km into the trip, CHARLEEN CLARKE caught up with them in Jordan, a country known to many as the Holy Land...

 
Proactive Road Safety

Proactive Road Safety Saves Lives

Truck driver health is an oft-discussed problem in the commercial transport industry that nevertheless remains a significant cause of accidents. FOCUS attended N3TC’s truck driver health awareness day held at Mooi Toll Plaza in May, and witnessed roadside safety in action.

   
Edutrans Golf Day

Edutrans Golf Day

Edutrans is a FOCUS project designed to alleviate one of the transport industry’s greatest challenges, the skills shortage. In a bid to raise funds for this extremely important project, FOCUS is hosting a golf day on 4 March 2010. All proceeds will go towards the Edutrans project. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Tina Monteiro on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Emma Bowden on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact 011 782 1070 to get involved in this valuable project.

   
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