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Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) are the backbone of the South African economy. With an increased focus from government in driving support for emerging SMMEs, including the design of the infrastructure project rollout to favour up-and-coming contractors, there are big opportunities for emerging businesspeople to apply their entrepreneurial ability in the construction, earthmoving and...

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One of the biggest issues facing the development of fully autonomous vehicles comes from perhaps not the most obvious source – the quality of road markings. “Clear visibility of road markings is required by autonomous vehicle sensors to work,” explained Harald Mosböck, executive committee member at the European Union Road Federation (ERF). Mr Mosböck was...

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Transgroup Logistics, a Black Economic Empowerment company with offices in Durban, Northern Natal and Gauteng, recently took delivery of four FAW 16.240FT truck tractors and one FAW 15.180FL. The company, with a mixed fleet, has also been approved for the purchase of a further eight FAW’s: five FAW 33.420FTs. All of the trucks have been...

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A new black-owned logistics company servicing the KZN and inland fuel depot route is being aided by some of the newest tech (drones) in logistics, as it goes toe to toe with big transport companies. Using drones to create their niche in the complex business of fuel distribution, Crusade Logistics plans routes and monitors driver safety...

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Leading South African truck body and trailer manufacturer Serco has upgraded and expanded its Boksburg service facility to further improve service delivery to customers. Managing Director Clinton Holcroft says the investment in infrastructure and facilities, which significantly increases the factory’s undercover area, is yet another indication of Serco’s confidence and commitment in the future of...

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From 10-14 September at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, leading players in the mining, manufacturing, electrical and power industries will be engaging with visitors and displaying their latest products, services and solutions. “There will be an exciting line-up of new products and services, live demonstrations and free-to-attend seminars at this year’s Electra Mining Africa,”...

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Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) – suppliers of niche market container products – has developed an intermodal side tipper bin, that provides efficient bulk handling rail solutions, encouraging greater utilisation of rail wagon container haulage. “SCA’s intermodal tipper bins ensure quick, safe and cost-efficient bulk handling in rail and road applications. What’s notable is this intermodal...

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Hino Motors Limited, of Japan, rewarded four dealer staff members from South Africa for their excellence in the annual Hino Skills Contest by taking them on a six-day educational tour of Japan recently. This was the fourth year that Hino Japan has honoured these skills contest winners in this manner. The four people from South...

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The City of Tshwane hosted mayoral delegations from African capital cities as they attended the African Cities Sustainability Forum at the CSIR International Convention Centre from the 5th to the 7th of June. The annual conference provided a platform for over 35 mayors The annual conference provided a platform for over 35 mayors, including mayors...

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Up to 80% of the stimuli that we use to drive comes from our vision. It is for this reason that regular eye tests are essential to ensure you are a safe and competent driver on the roads. Yet, when asked when last they had their eyes tested, most drivers say it was at their...

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