Video / 8/11/2016 2:00:36 PM
As the petrochemical industry strike enters its second week, we ask if the end is in sight and how much damage this strike could deliver to our economy. The negotiations between CEPPWAWU & employers are still deadlocked over a one year deal. Employers are offering 7 per cent while CEPPWAWU wants 9 per cent. South African Petroleum Industry Association Executive Director Avhapfani Tshifularo, joins CNBC Africa to discuss the sector and whether it should be declared an essential service.
Video / 7/28/2016 11:19:43 AM
According to the International Monetary Fund, the South African economy will grow a mere 0.1 per cent in 2016; it is the lowest forecast on record so far. Coupled with significant industry challenges hindering business growth, the transport sector is in for some trying times. CNBC Africa's David Williams is joined by Brendan Horan, Managing Director for MiX Telematics as they discuss innovative ways to grow the transport sector.
Video / 7/14/2016 11:11:32 AM
On Driving Forward we look at a company that's going long on South Africa Inc. MAN Truck & Bus is investing for the long haul in South Africa, despite the challenging business environment and a slump in truck sales. CNBC Africa's David Williams speaks to Markus Geyer, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus (SA).
Video / 6/22/2016 12:20:40 PM
On this episode of Driving Forward, we zone in on the vehicle tracking and telematics market in South Africa. Cartrack's Global Chief Financial Officer & Deputy CEO, John Edmeston tells CNBC Africa about the challenge of growth on the home market, expansion into Africa and their entry into the US market.
Video / 6/3/2016 2:05:55 PM
On Driving Forward we zone in how technology can be used to train, recruits & minimise costs to companies and the economy. CNBC Africa speaks to Paul Olckers, CEO of 5DT about its new truck driving simulator designed to foster good driving behaviour.
Video / 5/19/2016 12:40:59 PM
According to trucking publication FleetWatch, for every 10 heavy trucks on our roads, between six and seven of them are unroadworthy. On this episode of driving forward, we discuss rigorous road tests truck and heavy duty vehicles have to undertake and why it's important to raise awareness for heavy-truck operators around the subject of brakes, tyres, lights, overloading and general maintenance of safety critical components. Joining CNBC Africa's Tumisho Grater for this discussion are Gavin Kelly, Road Freight Association's Technical and Operations Manager and Fleetwatch editor Patrick O'Leary.
Video / 5/5/2016 10:51:44 AM
Does investing in your employees and developing high level skills set pay off for businesses? We delve into the issue of skill development in the logistics and fleet management space & how Cartrack is enabling and training its stuff in telematics and how MAN Trucks is teaching drivers about technic and skill. Joining CNBC Africa's David Williams for this discussion are Juan Marais, Sales Director at Cartrack and Dean Temlett, Projects Manager, MAN Trucks.
Video / 4/21/2016 11:48:42 AM
Transportation expands access to jobs, education and healthcare; it connects goods and services to markets and is a key driver of growth in African countries where 90 per cent of people and goods are moved by road. With only 2 per cent of the world's vehicles, Africa is home to 16 per cent of road fatalities, the continent has been hit particularly hard by the global road safety crisis. Join David Williams and his guests, Basil Jonsson, Operations Director at South African Road Federation and Tristan Wiggill, Transport World Africa Editor as they discuss the costs of road safety in Africa.
Video / 4/7/2016 9:52:01 AM
According to the Frost & Sullivan's analysis of infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa shows $174 billion dollars is being invested in transport and logistics infrastructure, while $28 billion dollars is being invested in the development of major Trans-African road, rail corridors and deep-sea ports in order to rapidly improve trade volumes in sub-Saharan Africa. Driving Forward discuss the connection between road, rail and ports with Bongani Mankewu, Chief Executive of the Rail Road Association of South Africa.
Video / 4/5/2016 9:27:08 AM
Even at the best of times there are many challenges that those involved in the road freight and logistics industry in Africa. These challenges create incredible delays, non-deliveries, damage of commodities, loss of fleet and higher operational expenses. On this episode of Driving Forward we aim to address some of the perils of transporting goods across Sub-Saharan Africa with Tristan Wiggill, Transport World Africa Editor.