Poor rail disrupts Botash operations

Logjam: Botash’s volumes sent via rail have plummeted in recent years
Logjam: Botash’s volumes sent via rail have plummeted in recent years

SOWA TOWN: Botash managing director, Kangangwani Phatshwane, has expressed his frustrations about the poor rail network in the SADC region, something he says has impacted negatively on the company’s day-to-day operations and profitability.

Botash, the key producer of natural sodium and related products in the Southern African region, is one of the most flourishing local companies and last year the company’s annual revenue exceeded P450 million.

Phatshwane said that owing to the poor rail infrastructure in the region, the company has now been forced to transport its products and raw materials by road, something which comes at a huge cost.

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