Talking Trade

Regulars

Talking Trade

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

February 6, 2024

Risky business

Risky business January 16, 2024 As the world heads into 2024, over 50 elections are due to take place in countries with a combined...

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December 14, 2023

State troubles come home to roost

State troubles come home to roost December 5, 2023 The fiscal, skills, and management challenges facing the central government – along with various departments...

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November 17, 2023

SA needs a port in a storm

SA needs a port in a storm November 13, 2023 Congestion at South African ports is crippling the country’s economy, further increasing costs. CHRIS...

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October 24, 2023

Substantive reforms are within reach

Substantive reforms are within reach October 24, 2023 The latest Macro Review from the Centre for Risk Analysis, entitled SA’s Transport Blues, contains some...

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September 28, 2023

Time to let go of Transnet

Time to let go of Transnet September 14, 2023 From a R5 billion profit in 2022 to a R5.7 billion loss to date in...

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August 26, 2023

Brighter days ahead?

Brighter days ahead? August 10, 2023 The problems that plague South Africa’s ports have been well documented over the years. But, says CHRIS HATTINGH,...

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July 28, 2023

Beware the signals we send…

Beware the signals we send… July 14, 2023 Capital investments, much like water, follow the path of least resistance. CHRIS HATTINGH warns that if...

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June 7, 2023

South Africa’s ports: a significant barrier to trade

South Africa’s ports: a significant barrier to trade June 7, 2023 The numbers are in and they do not look pretty. South Africa’s ports...

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May 31, 2023

Global headwinds mean SA must get basics right

Global headwinds mean SA must get basics right May 30, 2023 The very basics of trade infrastructure need to function correctly if South Africa...

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May 3, 2023

Growth requires adoption of speedy reforms

Growth requires adoption of speedy reforms April 11, 2023 While South Africa finds itself in a perilous position right now, all is not lost....

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March 13, 2023

Transnet plans are likely to run out of steam

Transnet plans are likely to run out of steam March 13, 2023 South Africa’s perennially underperforming railways and ports are acting as a constant...

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February 27, 2023

Global trade at risk

Global trade at risk February 16, 2023 Across most of the world, prosperity has increased, and standards of living and access to more consumer...

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