Major industries such as mining, manufacturing, and financial services are concentrated in this landlocked province. This, coupled with the economy's high dependence on exports, has had a significant impact on the development of transportation networks. Road, rail and air networks all tend to radiate from Gauteng (centred on Johannesburg) to coastal ports. This is unlike any other country in the world.
AS A RESULT, THE TRANSPORT SECTOR HAS BECOME THE BACKBONE OF SOUTH AFRICA'S ECONOMY, BENEFITING BUSINESSES, PROVIDING JOBS AND CONTRIBUTING SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE ECONOMY'S OVERALL GDP.
Within Africa, South Africa currently has most of the country's transport infrastructure, reflecting its economic dominance in Africa. South Africa, which accounts for only 5% of Africa's population and 3.6% of Africa's land area, has 32% of Africa's rail routes, 61% of Africa's rail freight traffic, 15% of sub-Saharan roads and 82% of sub-Saharan highways, making it an ideal springboard for investment in the rest of Africa and allowing fleet incumbents to expand their operations.
Fleet telematics to keep you motivated
By using Cartrack's bespoke fleet management solutions, thousands of fleet operators have reduced costs and increased productivity, not only helping businesses stay afloat, but also boosting business and South Africa's GDP growth. Fleet efficiency is critical, not just for your business but for all South Africans' daily lives, whether it's transporting large amounts of coal, or keeping our lights on, or delivering pizza to ensure families don't go hungry. Every journey contributes to South Africa's health, financial strength and prosperity.