Aviation is a significant part of any country’s socio-economic activities, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

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  • Previously disadvantaged individuals still only hold 11% of licences in SA’s aviation industry.
  • Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula consequently wants to agree on targets to increase transformation in the industry.
  • He was a keynote speaker at a conference hosted by the SA Civil Aviation Authority.

There has been no meaningful progress with transformation in South Africa’s aviation industry and there should be an agreement on transformation targets, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday.

“Previously disadvantaged individuals – black, coloured and Indian – still only hold 11% of licences in SA’s aviation industry. We must introduce innovative measures to create opportunities. Lamentations about the lack of transformation without checks and balances just become a hollow repetition. We have to move with speed,” Mbalula said during a virtual conference hosted by the SA

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German behemoth Volkswagen remained Europe’s largest carmaker with 650 000 sales in the first quarter, while Stellantis – born of the merger between Peugeot-Citroen and Fiat-Chrysler – was close behind at 605 000.

The European car market bounced back to top one million monthly sales in March after a weak start to the year, an industry survey showed Friday.

Sales of new vehicles leapt 87.3% year-on-year, boosted by the “exceptionally low base of comparison” with March 2020, when the first lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic began to bite, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) said.

March’s 1 062 446 sales fell short of records booked in 2017-18, landing closer to the lean years of 2013-14.

Over the first three months of 2021, the Italian and French markets gained 28.7 and 21.1% compared with last year, while the German and Spanish markets were lower by 6.4 and 14.9%.

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DENVER, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —¬†Comcast Technology Solutions¬†(CTS), a division of Comcast Cable that provides media and entertainment technology to advertisers, agencies and content providers, today announced a new strategic relationship with Innovid, the only independent omnichannel advertising and analytics platform built for television. This integration with the CTS Ad Management Platform¬†empowers advertisers with a unified and automated workflow, creative asset management, performance analytics, and optimization across screens and channels for both linear TV and OLV.

“To maximize return on investment, advertisers deserve a more unified means to deliver, measure, and optimize their ad performance across any platform of relevance,” said Richard Nunn, Vice President and General Manager of Advertiser Solutions at Comcast Technology Solutions. “Our new integration with Innovid does that at scale by bridging the historical gap between linear TV and digital advertising. We provide a centralized ad management platform that simplifies

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