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Africa: stuck in the dark ages?

Africa: stuck in the dark ages?

There is an age-old belief that Africa is stuck in the dark ages. When it comes to transport, is that a fair assumption? GERHARD HORN ponders...

 
American pie

American pie

Known colloquially as the “new world” since Columbus accidently discovered it in the late 15th century, the Americas have captured our collective imagination for hundreds of years. From cold Canadian forests to bustling city centres, Air Force One to fabled cannibals, the history of the world would not be the same without the countries that make up this huge continent...

 
Continent in crisis

Continent in crisis

This month we focus on the transport industry in Western Europe. Europe was hit hard by the global economic downturn. What are the latest trends in this market and are there signs of recovery? DAVID SHEPHERD investigates.

 
Vive la France; vive la Peugeot!

Vive la France; vive la Peugeot!

Okay, we all know the French cannot play soccer. But they certainly do an outstanding job of building vehicles. CHARLEEN CLARKE pays tribute to Europe’s foremost producer of light commercial vehicles, Peugeot.

   
Rising in the east

Rising in the east

There’s a new truck company rising in the east. It’s called UD Trucks and it obviously has designs on the Asian commercial vehicle market. However, it’s also eyeing the South African truck market. In fact (gasp), it’s even muttering about being number one in this country. Is this a completely ridiculous notion? CHARLEEN CLARKE has a heart-to-heart chat with Claes Svedberg, senior vice president – overseas division – at UD Trucks Corporation, and Johan Richards, chief executive of Nissan Diesel South Africa...

 
Asian persuasion

Asian persuasion

Besides being culturally diverse and rich in Eastern traditions, as the world’s largest and most populated region Asia incorporates many countries that have boasted the most advanced economies on earth for much of recorded history. STUART MOIR explores how the manufacturing powerhouses of Asia are set to become the largest economies in the world.

 
UK freight transport hits rocky road

UK freight transport hits rocky road

Like the rest of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) is facing a long, difficult road to economic recovery. GG VAN ROOYEN examines the uncertain future of the UK’s road freight transport industry.

   
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