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Cyber-Attack on Port Operator Transnet Cripples Operations at South African Ports

On July 22, South Africa’s largest port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) suffered a cyber-attack that severely affected already-weakened supply chains relying on South African ports to import, transship, or export goods following a recent outbreak of violence and civil unrest earlier in the month. As IT systems used to...

Civil Unrest Causes Widespread Disruptions to the Movement of Goods and Business Operations in South Africa

Executive Summary Protests broke out in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, South Africa’s economic power houses, shortly after the country’s former President Jacob Zuma was taken into custody on July 7.The unrest quickly escalated into the worst violence since the end of Apartheid in the early 1990s, and severely...

National Lockdown Severely Disrupts Logistics Operations in South Africa

South Africa implemented a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 permitting only goods and services related to sustenance and public health are considered essential, halting virtually all other production. South Africa’s position as a critical supplier of raw materials, manufactured goods, and agricultural products is likely to...

South Africa’s Road Freight in Jeopardy Amid Xenophobic Attacks on Foreign Drivers

Cargo trucks driven by foreign nationals in South Africa have faced violent attacks by local truck drivers and other unknown groups since the beginning of the year and the situation has worsened in recent months. The recent attacks escalated after truck drivers affiliated with the National Truck Drivers Founders...