State of Logistics in South Africa

On May 7th, 2014 Prof. Jan Havenga will give a lecture on the topic "State of Logistics in South Africa". The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Past event — 7 May 2014

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Prof. Jan Havenga


Stellenbosch University


Since 2004 annual reports have been published on the State of Logistics in South Africa.  The 9th was published in June 2013 (   A key contributor to these reports has been Professor Jan Havenga of Stellenbosch University in Cape Town.  He has compiled extensive data bases on the South African freight transport system, companies’ expenditure on logistics and the environmental costs associated with moving freight in the country.  His latest survey suggests that South Africa spent 12.8% of its GDP on logistics in 2012, a percentage roughly 50% higher than the average figure for EU countries.   

Professor Havenga will be providing a wide-ranging review of the current state of logistics in South Africa in a guest lecture he will give in the KLU on Wednesday 7th May 2014.  


Prof. Jan Havenga from the Department of Logistics at Stellenbosch University is an experienced market researcher, macro-logistics researcher and consultant, strategic and change management specialist and corporate strategy and marketing expert. He also specialised in practical strategy applications on a macro level and the role of macro-strategic decisions on logistics and supply chains. He has consulted to more than 100 companies over the last 20 years in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal and the USA. He worked in industry, including Arthur Andersen, before joining the academic world at the age of 50 in 2006. Since then he has published extensively on the same subject and established a successful research and consulting business of his own.

To register please send an email to: melanie.winkelmann(at)

The Lecture Series

The KLU Lecture Series is a forum for scientists and practitioners to talk and discuss on state-of-the art topics related loosely to logistics and entrepreneurship.