South Africa Transport Articles & Analysis

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Although South Africa’s macroeconomic indicators remain soft, recent data shows that foreign investors are continuing to flow into the country as a public sector-backed infrastructure spending campaign is rolled out. 

Investments in South Africa’s rail services are set to pick up pace thanks to new orders in rolling stock and locomotives, with local service and materials suppliers expected to benefit from a swathe of new projects.
Rising demand for both private and commercial vehicles should put South Africa’s automotive industry on course to post full-year growth, with a recent rally helping to compensate for flat sales at the beginning of 2014.

In the past decade, South Africa’s roads have come to dominate the land transport sector. However, if the government’s plans come to fruition, the country is set for a rail revival in the next two decades. Government entities concerned with rail travel, including the freight logistics company Transnet Freight Rail and the Passenger Rail Agency...

To what extent is the passenger rail network able to meet the demands of the market?

Home to the most developed transport network and logistics industry on the continent, South Africa ranks highest in Africa and among the best in its income group globally on a number of indices. Nevertheless, in the coming years, the government will have to deal with a host of major issues, including trade barriers, congestion and the resulting...