Month: Apr 2020

The Current Position on the Movement of Goods in South Africa

The Current Position on the Movement of Goods in South Africa

[By Prenisha Govender, Associate, and Virusha Subban, Partner and Head of Indirect Tax, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg] The nationwide statutory lockdown in South Africa has resulted in uncertainty in the transport industry relating to the movement of goods from ports of entry. In addition, it has added to supply chain and […]

Three suspects arrested for truck hijacking in Nyanga

Three suspects arrested for truck hijacking in Nyanga

WESTERN CAPE – Three suspects are expected to appear in court following a hijacking of a meat delivery truck this morning at about 09:20 in Ramaphosa informal settlement in Philippi. The driver and two passengers were doing meat deliveries in Gugulethu and while standing at a robot in Govan Mbeki, […]

“It’s the Quietness. ” – Life Under Lockdown: A Truck Driver’s Story

“It’s the Quietness. ” – Life Under Lockdown: A Truck Driver’s Story

“It’s the Quietness… It’s really very strange…Quietness on the roads… Quietness in the town…” [Macfarlane Sedibe and Hector Radebe – Vector Logistics] The loneliness of a long-distance trucker has been well-documented over decades. But amidst Lockdown and Covid19, it’s the quietness on the roads and in the towns that drivers […]

South Africa’s Lockdown and its Effects on the Logistics Industry

South Africa’s Lockdown and its Effects on the Logistics Industry

As we are all aware, the fall-out from COVID-19 is severely impacting businesses’ ability to trade. This, in turn, will affect liquidity and the ability of debtors to maintain payments. It is not business as usual, these are extraordinary times. Even though the government has done a good job of […]