SA importers and exporters have been left frustrated and fearing huge losses due to operational issues at the port of Cape Town which have delayed the  processing of cargo.

This is a blow to SA’s economy, which is in desperate need of foreign currency earnings with state finances taking  huge strain as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. It is not clear how much the economy could lose due to the delays at the ports and borders, but international trade represents about 59% of SA’s GDP. The country shipped close to R2-trillion of goods in 2019.

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