Analysis & Profiles 26.4.2016 01:35 pm

Transport volumes falling off a cliff

The industry is in a full blown recession.

The weak international commodity prices are having a significant impact on the South African economy. Growth has slowed and stagnated. The only real sign of strength is in the retail and tourism sectors, which are mostly stimulated by increased domestic travel due to the weak exchange rate.

Transport volumes falling off a cliff
Transport volumes falling off a cliff

Transport volumes falling off a cliff

The industry is in a full blown recession.

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Puppet masters looking like lepers

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We could be in much bigger trouble than we think, if policy harmony isn’t achieved.
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