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Transnet praised for rapidly restoring stricken Saldanha iron-ore line

JOHANNESBURG ( – State rail transport enterprise Transnet has earned praise by pulling out all the stops to rapidly restore a railway bridge on South Africa’s crucial Sishen–Saldanha iron-ore line. The line came to a halt on November 28 after a truck carrying heavy equipment at excessive height on a… Read more »

South Africa’s Parliament approves agreement to establish AfCFTA

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has welcomed Parliament’s ratification of the agreement that establishes the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The AfCFTA was launched during an extraordinary summit of African Union (AU) Heads of State and government, in Kigali, Rwanda, on March 21. South Africa signed the… Read more »

Africa trade facilitation challenges need to be addressed, says Unctad

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) warns that market access gains made by Africa in the past two decades can be eroded unless the challenges of trade facilitation are addressed. Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to… Read more »