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Driving Africa

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

February 6, 2020

Fighting transport crime

In an effort to reduce transport crime, Fesarta has partnered with a forensic investigator who specialises in truck hijacking, cargo theft and diesel scams...

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December 3, 2019

Mayhem at the border

Southern Africa’s cross-border transport companies face a tough task – overcoming the violence, corruption and long delays at customs’ posts that have forced some...

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November 8, 2019

Border-post procedures in need of an overhaul

Border crossings in southern Africa are fraught with disaster – and South Africa is not immune to the probability of falling victim to high-risk...

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October 3, 2019

Truck chaos continues

In the run up to Transport Month, attacks on truck drivers and vehicles in South Africa remained widespread, coinciding with a spate of in...

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September 4, 2019

AfCFTA: will it succeed or fail?

When it comes to implementing agreements in Africa, numerous challenges need to be overcome The recently launched Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is...

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August 7, 2019

Reducing cross-border transit risks

While cross-border freight-transit risks need to be effectively managed, costs associated with lengthy delays at customs points need to be reduced. Fesarta has identified...

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August 7, 2019

Potential boon for logistics companies

Cryptocurrencies and the freedom of trade embraced by the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) offer enormous potential for growth in the logistics...

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July 2, 2019

Government fiddles while trucks burn

FESARTA endorses a suggestion by the Road Freight Association (RFA) that perhaps South Africa needs a few “NO TRUCK DAYS” to bring home to...

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June 4, 2019

Barriers to transport and trade 

The road-freight industry faces a continual barrage of new charges and regulations, while there is minimal assistance in removing the many obstacles to efficiency...

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May 9, 2019

Crashed interstate trade

The reports from Fesarta members of the current situation on the main road corridors of the region make a mockery of the fanfare and...

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April 2, 2019

The yuan road to Africa

Ongoing Chinese investment in Africa raises concerns that governments are not fully aware of the risks, nor are they using the money correctly. In...

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March 14, 2019

The lost years and how to recover them 

There is clear need for a bold “New Dawn” in the field of transport, but achieving it will not be easy. The recent disclosures...

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