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After a brief period of some respite at South Africa’s N4 Lebombo border with Mozambique, the volume of ore trucks has again increased, bringing with it the same old issues – crime, damage to road infrastructure, and a highway packed with trucks and attendant safety and security concerns.

Over the past few weeks, tipper drivers have frequently queued on either side of the border, grappling to squeeze through a transit simply not designed to carry spikes in the trucking of coal and manganese to the Port of Maputo.

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