The Road Freight Association (RFA) takes note of the bailout by Treasury of Transnet. 

Whilst this is heartening, Transnet has received allocations and presumably bailouts from Treasury before – and the question still remains whether the management, operational foresight and control that was required for many years, will now come into play. It has not done so before – so the question is whether this will “suddenly” now happen – or are we to see a similar experience as happened with South African Airways (SAA), where countless “bailouts” occurred without the desired result. 

The RFA is fully aware that there are both infrastructure and equipment interventions that require capital, but it remains convinced that an attitudinal and management change is required within Transnet, as well as the core supportive state owned entities (SOEs) that are in the logistics supply chain. 

The allocation of funding to Transnet is a good step in the right direction – and the RFA looks forward to seeing (and experiencing) vastly changed efficiencies from the port and rail services controlled by Transnet.

Issued by Gavin Kelly, the Chief Executive Officer of the Road Freight Association

About The Road Freight Association

The Road Freight Association was established in 1975 to support its Members who are, in the main, road freight operators. It is a lobbying and negotiating body which influences the state of the industry, rates, upkeep of the road infrastructure, road safety, freight security, driver interests, cross-border transport, education, health, the fuel price, law enforcement, labour relations and many other issues related to road freight transport. Member companies include small and medium-sized trucking companies, including many family-owned businesses, owner operators, as well as most of the largest trucking companies in South Africa. Members come from all sectors of the trucking industry. Private and public operators are Members of the RFA. Membership also includes a significant number of affiliates and associates – those companies providing goods and services to the trucking industry. Team RFA (made up of support staff and experts) is committed to serving you. The team brings with it a high degree of professional experience, knowledge and dedication – which greatly contributes to the effectiveness, relevance and standing of the RFA. As the voice of the trucking industry in South Africa, the RFA is your voice. It is important that you avail yourself of that opportunity to be heard.

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Gavin Kelly, The Road Freight Association’s Chief Executive Officer

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