RFA says truck attacks, looting threaten South Africa’s reputation as an efficient logistics hub

September 14, 2022

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Industry organisation the Road Freight Association (RFA) states the looting and violent attacks on road freight logistics lorries and the wanton damage of trucks and goods has started to undo the status of South Africa as a safe haven for financial investment, and as an effective logistics center for foreign traders. "What started as sporadic events on one or two routes, has become the norm on any and all routes of the total supply chain, which happen whenever someone is upset, and is affecting originations and locations. With the total supply chain now being affected, the economic impacts are far reaching," RFA CEO Gavin Kelly says. ....

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