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Driving Africa

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

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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February 14, 2019

Cross-border trucking procedures for compliant operators

Both operators and their drivers need to be acutely aware of their responsibilities and obligations when crossing borders in southern Africa. This guide should...

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February 14, 2019

‘Ere we go … again 

As 2019 gains momentum, unworkable transport legislation still hangs thick in the air After 20 years of continual transport of high-cube containers on all...

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December 12, 2018

A (sad) day in the life of a cross-border truck driver

Attacked and threatened by the people who should be protecting them, truck drivers in southern Africa are fearing for their lives Truck drivers in...

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October 12, 2018

Firey consequences

A horrific accident in Tanzania once again reminds us of the importance of properly designed border posts when it comes to dangerous-goods vehicles On...

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September 12, 2018

Going nowhere quickly

Is South Africa the “Gateway to Africa” or the “Gateway to Nowhere”? Way back in the 1990s I attended a business seminar hosted by...

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August 15, 2018

Border Bouquets and Brickbats 

Want to know which are the best corridors and borders for travelling within Africa? Read on Travel by road in the sub-Saharan region of...

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July 9, 2018

Tribute to Barney Curtis

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Barney Curtis. It is with great sadness that we report the passing of...

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June 18, 2018

Control of Vehicle Condition: A Regional System Failure

Methods of controlling the condition of vehicles vary greatly around the world. Which is the best for our region? It has been estimated that...

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