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It’s a tough battle to get Transnet back on track

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going, except if you’re Transnet. Reports this week suggest trucks are stuck in queues for up to 10 km outside Richard Bay to unload coal due to problems at the port, while a report by the South African Association of Freight Forwarders detailed the dysfunctional mess at the Durban harbour port that won it the unsavoury appellation of the world’s most congested port.

At their wits end, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched a broadside against the Transnet management and demanded the wholesale dismissal of the executive, a call echoed by the Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Chamber of Business.

In this hard-hitting interview, PMCB CEO Melanie Veness lays bare the frustration with Transnet’s intransigence that is firmly rooted in the twin evils of cadre deployment and the culture of self-enrichment by the political elite.


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