city in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
In vandag se episode bespreek Ernst, Louis, en Charné AfriForum se privaatvervolgingseenheid se jongste stryd teen valse rassisme klagtes, Transnet se aansienlike agterstande in Durban se hawe, asook Argentinië se nuwe president Javier Milei.
Should Transnet be placed under business rescue? Well NT55 Investments, operator of the Port of Gauteng seems to think so. This as the state-owned logistics company struggles with backlog issues with more than 70 000 containers anchored at the Port of Durban. Transnet says the congestion may be cleared by the end of February next year. For more on this Elvis Presslin spoke to Sibusiso Nduna, a Business Rescue Practitioner
KwaZulu-Natal se premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube sê klein-, medium- en mikro-ondernemings is noodsaaklik vir groei in die provinsie. Sy het die hoofrede gelewer by die World Business Angels Investment Forum by die Inkosi Albert Luthuli Internasionale Konferensiesentrum in Durban. Die geleentheid het meer as ŉ duisend afgevaardigdes uit minstens 50 lande gelok. Dube-Ncube sê entrepreneurs moet geld van slim beleggers of alternatiewe bronne teiken:
Die Suid-Afrikaanse vereniging vir vragversenders sê die land se kommersiële hawens en end-tot-end logistieke netwerk is tans in ŉ krisis. Transnet beraam dat agterstande en vertragings om vraghouers by sy belangrike hawe in Durban te deur te laat tot dusver tot verliese van 160 miljoen Suid-Afrikaanse rand gelei het. Sowat 71 000 vraghouers wag in die Durbanse hawe of aan die kus. Mike Walwyn van die vereniging sê alle ekonomiese rolspelers het ŉ gevestigde belang daarin dat kommersiële hawens ten volle funksioneel moet wees:
Noluthando Mthonti-Mlambo speaks to Earle Peters, Transnet Port Terminals Managing Executive at the Durban Terminal about their plan to address the delay of vessels at the Durban port.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) estimates that the current congestion at South Africa's ports is costing at least R124-million a day in direct and indirect costs. With 96 vessels waiting at anchorage outside the country's commercial ports, CEO Juanita Maree estimates the direct daily costs to be R98-million, comprising both sunk costs and congestion surcharges. The indirect costs associated with impeding the movement of goods valued at about R7-billion, meanwhile, are estimated by SAAFF to be at least R26-million. Transnet has confirmed that the number of vessels waiting outside Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2, the country's largest container terminal, stood at 16 on November 20 and that the backlog was currently only forecast to be fully cleared by the end of February. The State-owned company also confirmed that during the period of inclement weather in October more than 20 vessels had waited at outer anchorage at Durban for up to 18 days. Maree reports that there has been an improvement at the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth harbours, but that the Durban terminals remain severely delayed, with vessels at anchorage for about nine days. Shipping lines have responded by imposing congestion surcharges and there are also reports that they are diverting South Africa-bound cargo to Port Louis, in Mauritius, which is adding to lead times and imposing additional supply-chain costs, which will ultimately be carried by domestic consumers. Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu has warned that the problem is complex and cannot be overcome immediately, owing to serious equipment and maintenance backlogs. The group has, however, received permission from the National Treasury to accelerate procurement and Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is aiming to procure additional rubber-tyred gantries, straddle carriers and ship-to-shore cranes for delivery between April 2023 and April 2025. In addition, it would continue to pursue various private sector partnerships across the port system with a due diligence under way related to a partnership with International Container Terminal Services Incorporated, of the Philippines, which has been named as the preferred bidder for a 25-year joint venture with TPT at DCT Pier 2. Maree says a greater sense of urgency and greater collaboration is required to address the immediate crisis. "We must improve operational efficiency and increase throughput, or else the trade, transport, and logistics industries will continue to curtail desperately needed economic growth for South Africa."
Die DA sê die verdiepende Transnet-spoor- en hawekrisis dreig om Suid-Afrika se hele uitvoersektor, en dus ook die land se ekonomie, in duie te laat stort. Transnet raam, agterstande en vertragings met die verskuiwing van skeepsvraghouers deur sy sleutelhawe in Durban, het hom sedert September, tot dusver minstens 160 miljoen Suid-Afrikaanse rand aan inkomste laat verloor. Mimmy Gondwe van die DA sê hulle eis ‘n duidelike multi-agentskap-ingryping om die knelpunte by hawens te ontleed en bestuur, met tussentydse maatreëls wat verligting sal bied:
Welcome to the Harvest Church Podcast. We hope that this week's message from Lynn Swart will encourage you. Harvest Church is a family of believers, based in Durban, South Africa. For more information: Harvest Church: Website: http://harvestchurch.co.za/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/HarvestChurchZA/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/harvestchurchza/ Youtube: http://youtube.com/harvestchurchza
EP322: In this uncensored Sludge Underground interview, #AlphaVMr031 opens up about what went down behind the scenes at Maleningi Records, shares his stance on Durban artists and their lack of professionalism. He also candidly discusses his stint in prison, growing up in the LA inspired, narcotic engulfed hood of Sydenham, in Durban, the power and importance of carrying yourself as a brand, Sydenham crips & bloods, and more. With Lunathi and Nasiphi's hard-hitting questions, Alpha provides rare insights into his mindset and journey so far as one of Durban Hip-Hop's most promising talents.Support the showWebsitehttps://www.sludgeunderground.comMerchhttps://www.sludgeunderground.com/storeInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/sludgeundergroundTikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@sludgeundergroundYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxyLW9b_W81ETvby7J4wmwATwitterhttps://twitter.com/Sludge031Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/SludgeUnderground
South African ports have been grappling with high levels of congestion and long queues of trucks waiting to enter the ports, which has now reached crisis proportions. To deal with the congestion in Richards Bay, Transnet has suspended processing trucks carrying coal. In Durban harbour, more than 70,000 containers are anchored off the coast of Durban with a three-week waiting period for offloading. This backlog, Transnet says, would likely only be cleared by February or March 2024. The state-owned enterprise said in a statement released earlier this week that it was implementing “a number of urgent interventions to address the backlogs at the Port of Durban and to ease the congestion at Richards Bay to minimise the impact on the South African economy” However, trust in South African ports has already suffered a blow been with Maersk, the global shipping giant, deciding that it will ditch Cape Town as a port of call in favour of Mauritius. In an interview with Biznews, Gavin Kelly, CEO of the Road Freight Association in South Africa said the issues at harbours have been coming for several years. Warnings have come from various industries, including mining for the past five to six years, signalling the impending collapse of core export corridors. He criticised Transnet for not foreseeing the disaster and stressed that South Africa, currently home to the largest port in Africa in Durban, risks losing this status. Kelly said a couple of years ago, exporters used to laugh at Dar-es-Salaam where it took 21 days to clear a container out of the port, it is now down to seven days. South Africa is going in the opposite direction. “We can no longer let state-owned entities that have proven to be absolutely useless to run these sort of crucial logistical nodal points and infrastructure points,” he said. These key points should be given to the private sector to run.
Gary Booysen of Rand Swiss on Astral's record loss and Growthpoint being dropped from MSCI's Emerging Markets Index. Cement maker PPC's CEO Roland van Wijnen on higher revenue. Investec's Denys Hobson on the Durban port crisis and its economic impact ahead of the festive season.
I greet you in Jesus' precious Name! It is Monday morning, the 20th of November, 2023, and this is your friend Angus Buchan with a thought for today. We start in Isaiah 6:8Also, I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:"Whom shall I send,And who will go for Us?"Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."Then we go straight to Mark 16:15And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. John Wesley said the world is my parish; the world is my congregation. We need to go out and preach the gospel. Where, you might say. Well, go to the schools, go to the farms, the prisons, the hospitals. You know, when I go to the hospital, I'll go into a ward and pray for a Christian man or woman who's not well. As I leave, there are Hindus and Muslims there, and before I leave the room, they say, please pray for us as well. I have to come back, lay hands on them and pray for them. People are desperate for hope and truth, but most of all, love.University, what a place to preach the gospel. Radio, if you can get on there, TV. I can hear somebody say, but we have no training! Well, I want to ask you a question - Did the disciples have any training? Of course not. What is preaching the gospel actually all about? It's one hungry beggar showing another hungry beggar where to find bread. My old friend Wynand, from Radio Pulpit, says it's showing people the way to the bakery. D.L. Moody, a farm boy, went to Chicago as a shoe salesman. He got saved and wanted to teach Sunday school. They told him there was a waiting list of 17 people, and you will be number 18. He said: "I can't wait that long". They said why don't you go down to the ghettos to speak to those little street urchins causing so much trouble. Off he went, he hired a big old warehouse. He would put a pocket of oranges on the back of his horse, like the Pied Piper, and say: "Do you want an orange? Follow me". He would hang up a cage with a canary and tell the kids the first one that doesn't break one Sunday will get the canary at Christmas time. Folks, he was desperate. You know that that man had no less than 500 children in his Sunday school in no time at all. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a sportsman's breakfast to preach to people, and many of them don't darken the door of a church. Do you know that 800 people arrived there on a Thursday morning? In the middle of the week, for breakfast at the race track in Durban. I was there with Warren Brosnihan, one of the sportsmen. What an incredible meeting we had! I want to tell you today: don't waste a moment; tell people what Jesus means to you. Have a wonderful day. May God bless you. Goodbye.
Connacht ground out the most unlikely of wins as the snook past the Sharks in Durban to record their 5th win on South African soil and keep them in the upper echelons of the URC table.William Davies and Rob Murphy join host Alan Deegan to pick through the bones of that excellent win and what it means for Connacht.We hear the post match thoughts of Pete Wilkins and Sharks coach John Plumtree also. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
During the festive season, shopping malls frequently become vulnerable to criminal activities. On Sunday night, a police officer lost their life in a tragic incident at the Pavilion Mall in Durban, where they were shot and killed during a robbery. Joining us on this story is Garrith Jamieson, Paramedic Spokesperson.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gavin Kelly is The Chief Executive Officer at Road Freight Association and he joins John to bring a status update on the backlog created at the Durban port due to equipment breakdowns.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Get ready for a linguistic adventure on Chilling With The Chaplins with our latest Sunday Funday episode, American Pronounces South Africa Name Changes. Watch as an American attempts to master the new names of South African cities and landmarks, diving into the culture and stories behind the transitions. From Ethekwini to Qonce, join us for a fun-filled exploration of South Africa's rich heritage through its name changes. American Pronounces South Africa Name Changes | Sunday Funday is not just entertaining – it's an enlightening glimpse into the nation's evolving identity.What Will You Learn:Ethekwini: What used to be Durban takes on a new Zulu-inspired identity.Tswane: The city formerly known as Pretoria embraces its historical roots.Gqeberha: Discover the significance behind Port Elizabeth's new name.Kariega: Uitenhage gets a name upgrade that resonates with local heritage.Qonce: The city once known as King Williamstown honors its original namesake.King Phalo Airport: East London Airport's new title pays tribute to regional history.Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport: Port Elizabeth Airport honors a historical leader.Gxarha: The scenic Morgan's Bay adopts a name as beautiful as its view.Nxuba: Unveiling the deeper meaning behind Cradock's new moniker.Khwenxurha: Mooiplaas's name change signifies more than just a new signpost.Qumrha River: Komga River flows under a new name rich in cultural significance.Tune in to American Pronounces South Africa Name Changes | Sunday Funday on Chilling With The Chaplins for laughs, learning, and a pronunciation challenge like no other. Don't forget to subscribe for more engaging content and drop a comment on how you'd fare with these name changes!Join our 6-Month Mentorship Boot Camp: Turn Your Idea Into Sustainable/Scalable Business From Scratch if you are an inspiring entrepreneur struggling to learn new ideas or stuck at a moment in your business and need to grow and scale your business. We got you! Join now HERE:
Connacht came away from Durban with a hard-fought win on Saturday afternoon in the United Rugby Championship. A try from Sean O'Brien and the boot of JJ Hanrahan were the factors in a 13-12 win that in all honesty, Connacht should have lost but for crucial misses from their opponents. Here is the commentary from Rob Murphy and William Davies as broadcast on galwaybayfm.ie Presented by John Mulligan.
Welcome to the Harvest Church Podcast. We hope that this week's message from George Gourlay will encourage you. Harvest Church is a family of believers, based in Durban, South Africa. For more information: Harvest Church: Website: http://harvestchurch.co.za/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/HarvestChurchZA/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/harvestchurchza/ Youtube: http://youtube.com/harvestchurchza
This is episode 144 and a momentous event is about to take place. One that will shape Boer Zulu relations for centuries to come. The Battle of Blood River - or Ncome River - is etched in the consciousness of South Africans. While the gory details are not contested, its historical significance has been seized on by different political factions since the 16th December 1838. The day itself is a public holiday which we now call the Day of Reconciliation. Before that it was known as Dingane's Day or the Day of the Covenant, or the Day of the Vow. Anything thought of as a covenant or a vow comes with baggage. Gert Maritz had died at the age of 41 on 23 September - suffering from dropsy, heart disease and half of the Voortrekkers had setup a second laager across the Little Thukela River, fearful of leaving their fort in case another Zulu army bushwhacked them. They had sent a deputation to elicit support from other trekkers in the transOrangia region, and in the highveld along the Vaal River. Only Karel Landman remained as a senior leader in Natal, but help was on its way in the form of a man who was half dragoon, part brigand, mostly hero. And that was Andries Pretorius. He was born in Graaff-Reinet and his family had prospered, owning several farms around the frontier town. He was fifth generation southern African, his ancestors dated back all the way to the early Dutch settlement in Table Bay. His ancestor, Johannes Pretorius was the son of Reverend Wessel Schulte of the Netherlands. Schulte had been a theology student at the University of Leiden when he changed his name to the Latin form of Schulte and therefore became Wesselius Praetorius, with an ae, then later Pretorius. His deep connection with Africa leant weight to his other important characteristics, an imposing man, tall and imbued with a captivating personality to boot. He was a skilled commander of men, adept at the irregular nature of frontier warfare.There was a lot of movement at the end of 1838, because not only had the British soldiers arrived in Port Natal and Pretorius' kommando had headed off to Dingane, but Prince Mpande was on the run from his half-brother Dingane as well. He wasn't alone - Mpande was joined by an estimated 17 000 of his followers after Dingane had made moves to assassinate his half-brother he regarded as an increasing threat to his rule. Dingane's actions followed the defeat of his army by the trekkers at Veglaer, weakening his power in the eyes of his subjects. On 6 December 1838, 10 days before the Battle of Blood River, Pretorius and his commando including Alexander Biggar as translator had a meeting with friendly Zulu chiefs at Danskraal, so named for the Zulu dancing that took place in the Zulu kraal that the Trekker commando visited. It was during this relatively friendly occasion that important information was passed along, and now Pretorius became aware of Prince Mpande's new refugee status, an important character in the coming power play. It was immediately apparent to Pretorius that the Zulu king was in a more precarious position than he had been a few months earlier.
Fue una especie de tradición que siempre le agradeceré al futbolista y en la que tuvo un papel decisivo Miguel Ángel Díaz Boyarizo, para todos Miguelito, hoy reportero en la Cope, ayer y con su libreta secreta en Radio Marca. El día 1 de cada concentración de la selección española en una fase final de un gran torneo, o sea, Mundial o Eurocopa, el primer invitado que pasaba por la sala de entrevistas de esta emisora era siempre Carles Puyol. Le bautizamos como CP5 en honor a una línea de relojes de diseño deportivo que llevaban su firma y que sirvieron para inspirar el relato de su gol más importante, el cabezazo en Durban a Alemania y que nos metió en la final de Sudáfrica. Hecho el preámbulo floral, una espina. Puyol dijo ayer junto al irrepetible Fernando Belasteguín querer hablar con Vinicius para decirle algo que no quiso desvelar aunque todos podemos imaginar. No me parece mala idea siendo como es Puyol aunque quizá lo más apropiado sería que fuese un veterano madridista y no culé, un Fernando Hierro, un Marcelo Vieira, un Raúl González Blanco, el que tomase la palabra. Todo esto dando por hecho que ninguno de los integrantes del plantel actual del Real Madrid haya hecho un aparte con Vinicius y le haya reconvenido en algunos aspectos de su comportamiento sobre el terreno de juego. Por tanto estaría genial que Puyol se diese una vuelta por Valdebebas siempre y cuando nos asegurase más éxito que el obtenido en la terapia recetada a Neymar o Piqué que destacaron durante años, al igual que Vinicius, por ser jugadores de primerísimo nivel, pero con un comportamiento que levantaba ampollas en la mitad de campos que pisaban cada domingo. Me parece muy loable el afán que tiene todo el fútbol español por arreglar, si me permiten la expresión, el sistema nervioso de un jugador al que antes de aterrizar en España ya le habían hecho un traje a medida preparando un mordisco en la cabeza. La duda que me asalta y que nadie resuelve es: ¿Y con los que marcan, buscan, provocan y pegan a Vinicius quién habla? Ahí también tienes tarea CP5.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the Harvest Church Podcast. We hope that this week's message from Richard Olivier will encourage you. Harvest Church is a family of believers, based in Durban, South Africa. For more information: Harvest Church: Website: http://harvestchurch.co.za/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/HarvestChurchZA/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/harvestchurchza/ Youtube: http://youtube.com/harvestchurchza