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What impact have tariffs and fuel costs had on passenger demand and profitability?

Is South Africa’s land transport network capable of absorbing increased freight movement?

South Africa is home to the farthest-reaching and highest-quality transport network on the African continent. For decades the country’s extensive road, air, rail and sea links have underpinned economic and social development not only in the domestic market, but through the region as a whole. In recent years the government has made a concerted effort to shore up South...

With growing demand from a cost-sensitive population and increased congestion, South Africa’s investment in public transport has skyrocketed in the past decade. In addition to refurbishing existing rapid transit networks – such as the Metrorail, which operates across five separate metro areas – in recent years the government has also launched a handful of high-profile...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: South Africa 2014

South Africa is home to the farthest-reaching and highest-quality transport network on the African continent. For decades the country’s extensive road, air, rail and sea links have underpinned economic and social development not only in the domestic market but through the region as a whole. In recent years the government has made a concerted effort to shore up South Africa’s infrastructure and...

In April 2014 South Africans celebrated the 20th anniversary of both the end of apartheid and the creation of the modern Republic of South Africa. These two events highlight just how far South Africa has come in the past two decades, during which the nation’s numerous assets have contributed to its rise as one of Africa’s leading economic and diplomatic players.