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Firm Advice

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

September 4, 2019

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Legal risk management is critical

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings with it some operational risks in the supply chain. What about the legal risks that result? We all know...

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July 2, 2019

Corridors of prosperity

Andrew Robinson and Malcolm Hartwell, of Norton-Rose Fulbright, discuss whether, for trans-border transport corridors to work effectively, there needs to be uninterrupted movement of...

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June 5, 2019

Free trade and flourishing economies?

A continent-wide free trade area for Africa can only be a good thing – if the governments of the continent can focus on the...

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May 9, 2019

Risk management in supply chain

The landscape for managing risk has changed. Following the 2008 financial crisis, people no longer have the same amount of trust in companies Being...

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April 11, 2019

Free trade and dispute resolution

If the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement enters into force later this year, it will give member states a mechanism to resolve...

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March 14, 2019

Cloned data and the courts

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in the transport sector (and in society in general), South African courts need to prioritise the issue of data...

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February 14, 2019

Is SA and its logistics industry missing the “Gateway to Africa” boat?

Global trends show a strong correlation between regional economic growth and developing regional hub ports as gateways to trade. South Africa and Durban are...

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December 12, 2018

From Road to Rail, the finale

We finalise our discussion on creating dedicated hubs for moving freight from road to rail. Road to rail (R2R) Hubs could be the solution...

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November 14, 2018

Moving Freight from Road to Rail continued 

We continue our discussion on creating dedicated hubs for moving freight from road to rail. Under the right circumstances, rail transport has the potential...

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October 12, 2018

Moving Freight from Road to Rail

In this three-part series, we discuss considerations pertinent to the movement of freight in a road-to-rail system Like several African countries, Zambia is serviced...

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September 12, 2018

The standard contract

Part of risk management for a logistics company is to understand its contractual obligations and the allocation of risks and liabilities between it and...

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August 15, 2018

Transport pricing: private sector safe for now 

Road hauliers have apparently ignored the government’s invitation to comment on the Economic Regulation of Transport Bill 2018, probably because it does not seem...

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