Steering column

Regulars

Steering Column

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

June 16, 2021

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...

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May 14, 2021

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...

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April 20, 2021

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...

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March 19, 2021

New direction for DAF?

New direction for DAF? March 19, 2021 Could the launch of the new (to South Africans) DAF CF and XF signal a new direction...

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February 19, 2021

Meet the coolest bakkie on the planet!

Meet the coolest bakkie on the planet! February 19, 2021 I have found my new bakkie! You can watch it in action on the...

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February 4, 2021

Changing catalysts

Changing catalysts February 4, 2021 Border post protocols have always been a problem; Covid-19 has really just highlighted those with tragic consequences. This scenario...

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December 16, 2020

What a LOUSY year

What a LOUSY year December 16, 2020 Anyone who knows me will tell you this: I always try to remain positive. I’m a glass-half-full...

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November 18, 2020

Truckers vs SANCATDRA: it’s a war!

Truckers vs SANCATDRA: it’s a war! November 17, 2020 An organisation called the South African National Cargo Transport Drivers Association (SANCATDRA) appears to be...

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October 20, 2020

Border posts in southern Africa: costly chaos

Border posts in southern Africa: costly chaos October 20, 2020 Border posts in this region have never been renowned for efficiency, to be honest....

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September 21, 2020

A legend steps down

A legend steps down September 21, 2020 After 17 years with FOCUS, Vic Oliver has decided to hang up his writing hat. It is...

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August 15, 2020

Drivers are trucking Covid to Botswana – really?

Drivers are trucking Covid to Botswana – really? August 15, 2020 Truck drivers are the arch-enemy of the people of Botswana right now. Because,...

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July 9, 2020

A bloodbath is looming!

A bloodbath is looming! July 9, 2020 If certain individuals have their way, lots of truck drivers will be murdered this month Recently, we...

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