Steering column

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Steering Column

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

March 29, 2023

Please Madame Minister…

Please Madame Minister… March 29, 2023 Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula is gone. Well, gone from the Department of Transport – which can only...

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February 27, 2023

Budget speech or cartoon?

Budget speech or cartoon? February 24, 2023 Jonathan Shapiro – aka Zapiro – must be one of our country’s greatest assets. Watching the Budget...

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February 10, 2023

Anger meets optimism

Anger meets optimism February 10, 2023 As a new year dawns, I find myself facing the year ahead with a rather odd concoction of...

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November 25, 2022

We’re on the International Pick-up Award jury!

We’re on the International Pick-up Award jury! November 25, 2022 We’re ending 2022 on a very high note indeed. We are thrilled to announce...

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November 16, 2022

More haste, less environmental gain?

More haste, less environmental gain? November 16, 2022 Should the internal combustion engine really be ditched? Or are we seeing a case of politicians...

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October 14, 2022

Under fire!

Under fire! September 15, 2022 Our industry, its trucks, and its drivers are under fire. This has massive consequences… Crime in South Africa is...

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September 12, 2022

Are SA truck operators ready for e-trucks?

Are SA truck operators ready for e-trucks? September 7, 2022 Electric trucks are the name of the game all over the world, but what...

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August 1, 2022

Extra duties on Chinese tyres: fair or foul play?

Extra duties on Chinese tyres: fair play or foul? August 1, 2022 Well, it seems as though the gloves have come off in the...

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July 18, 2022

The bus sector is bleeding

The bus sector is bleeding July 6, 2022 One of the highlights of the recent SABOA Conference was a presentation by Bazil Govender, the...

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June 20, 2022

Hail transport operators!

Hail transport operators! June 20, 2022 I’ve just experienced life as a transport operator… and I have newfound respect for the men and women...

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May 17, 2022

Expired driver’s licences: know your rights!

Expired driver’s licences: know your rights! May 10, 2022 Are you driving without a valid licence? I would imagine that this situation probably applies...

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April 19, 2022

SABOA and FOCUS join forces

SABOA and FOCUS join forces April 7, 2022 I am delighted to tell you that, with effect from this issue, FOCUS is the official...

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