With the close proximity to the Port of Durban it is no surprise that the Logistics business is thriving in the South Durban Basin. Even though this industry contributes greatly to our country’s economy and growth, it brings with it associated challenges and issues related to safety, infrastructure and service delivery.
The impact on areas such as Clairwood, Jacobs, Merebank, Wentworth and Isipingo has been profound with an outcry from local communities to address the impact on their daily lives.
Some of the issues being raised by the communities that negatively impact their lives include the illegal parking on roads, blocking of drive ways parking on pavements resulting in the endangering of pedestrians and school learners lives; the noise and emission levels from the air brakes and exhaust of the trucks are creating sleepless nights and health problems to the residents. Furthermore, it is believed that the trucking depots are close to taverns, bottle stores and these facilities are sometimes open late at night. It has also been noted that the trucks are not maintained on a regular basis and truck drivers have to drive long distances, hence endangering the lives of drivers and other road users.
In an effort to rid our roads of truck accidents, damage of our city infrastructure, roads, pavements and ultimately deaths; the SDB -ABM would like to invite you as key stakeholders, including our logistic industry representatives to a meeting. This meeting will assist in developing an integrative approach towards the goal of achieving sustainable solutions to address this problem at hand.
The meeting is scheduled as follows;
DATE : 16 February 2018
TIME : 10H00
VENUE : 398 Bluff Road, Jacobs- South Durban Basin ABM