Author:charleen-clarke

Let’s hear it for the ladies! Part 4

Let’s hear it for the ladies! Part 4 August 19, 2021 The transport and logistics game never used to be populated by members of the fairer sex. However, this has changed. CHARLEEN CLARKE pays tribute to some of the leading ladies in the transport and logistics industry and the trailblazers in supply chain management. Carla Rodriques Schoeman, managing director of Master Movers Rodriques Schoeman didn’t always work in transport. Earlier in her career, she was a receptionist as well as […]

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Let’s hear it for the ladies! Part 3

Let’s hear it for the ladies! Part 3 August 19, 2021 The transport and logistics game never used to be populated by members of the fairer sex. However, this has changed. CHARLEEN CLARKE pays tribute to some of the leading ladies in the transport and logistics industry and the trailblazers in supply chain management. Dr Anna Mokgokong, chairman of Community Investment Holdings Mokgokong, a medical doctor by training, is tasked with leading the board of Community Investment Holdings – a […]

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Let’s hear it for the ladies! Part 2

Let’s hear it for the ladies! Part 2 August 19, 2021 The transport and logistics game never used to be populated by members of the fairer sex. However, this has changed. CHARLEEN CLARKE pays tribute to some of the leading ladies in the transport and logistics industry and the trailblazers in supply chain management. Lorraine Jenks, speaker, sustainability facilitator and founder/CEO of Hotelstuff/Greenstuff Jenks has had a fascinating ride in the world of supply chain management (SCM) – not that […]

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Let’s hear it for the ladies! Part 1

Let’s hear it for the ladies! August 19, 2021 The transport and logistics game never used to be populated by members of the fairer sex. However, this has changed. CHARLEEN CLARKE pays tribute to some of the leading ladies in the transport and logistics industry and the trailblazers in supply chain management. Laurice Burrell – general manager at Rhenus Logistics South Africa Burrell cut her teeth in the business world in the corporate gift market, where she was involved in […]

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Farewell to an automotive legend

Farewell to an automotive legend August 19, 2021 One of the South African automotive industry’s most respected men – Toyota’s Dr Johan van Zyl – has passed away. Three or so years ago, I was travelling to Linz in Austria. I was going there to witness something truly remarkable at the time: MAN was handing over nine electric eTGM trucks to Austrian customers. It was a seriously big deal back then. Of course, now electric trucks are a dime a […]

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Guidelines for competition are here: what next?

Guidelines for competition are here: what next? July 16, 2021 The Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket were implemented on July 1. What are the implications for the transport industry? CHARLEEN CLARKE probes this controversial topic… For several years now, the Right to Repair campaign has been in the news. More recently, the Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket were released. Much has been said and written about these guidelines within the motoring fraternity. […]

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Germany and football are powered by MAN

Germany and football are powered by MAN June 18, 2021 The UEFA European Football Championship is underway and – given the fact that it was postponed last year as a result of the pandemic – there’s massive hype around the competition. After all, people are forward to celebrating, partying and cheering on their team. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the tournament, the 2021 European Football Championship is being hosted in 11 different cities, including Munich. People who visit and […]

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Farewell to André Cilliers

Farewell to André Cilliers June 16, 2021 André Cilliers, managing director of BPW Axles, is retiring with effect from June 30, 2021. I would like to pay tribute to someone who I regard as one of the trucking industry’s nicest guys. In my decades of writing about the transport industry, I’ve really been blessed. Not only have I got to drive some of the most incredible vehicles on the planet but, more importantly, I have met some truly amazing people. […]

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Truck sales get the green light!

Truck sales get the green light! May 14, 2021 Finally! Truck sales in South Africa are getting the green light! In March 2021, light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales improved by a substantial 52,4%, medium truck sales by 11,6% and heavy truck and bus sales by 35,2% compared to the corresponding month last year. As at the end of April, LCV sales were up 46,9% compared to year-to-date April 2020, medium truck sales were up 19,1% and heavy truck and bus […]

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Enough is enough

Enough is enough April 20, 2021 I’ve said it before: doing business in Africa is not for sissies. But, right now, things are becoming unbearable for transport operators and truck drivers alike. Enough is enough! I’ve decided to write this column following the death of a truck driver. His name was Robert Sakala and he hailed from Malawi. Robert was in the wrong place at the wrong time. For Robert, that “wrong place” was the perpetually long queue to the […]

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