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Derick Ongansie (Truckers for Unity, South Africa) at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. Derick is a guest speaker for Global Movement Updates. We are proud to present an overview of activities in several countries. We will hear about successes and failures, too. In quick succession, presenters will offer you a global overview. We’ll go around the world in 90 minutes.

Derick Ongansie is the co-founder and chairperson of the newly established Truckers for Unity SA Cooperative, serving the import/export transport sector. Truckers for Unity SA Cooperative has a membership of 230 depot and freight forwarders at transport/container companies. Ongansie initiated the import/export stakeholders forum with the local government to investigate harmful inefficiencies in the Port of Cape Town. To improve efficiency and become competitive in the international arena again, the Cooperative is suggesting the use of AI. Automation of the Port of Cape Town ànd an inland facility is inevitable. The use of distributed ledgers like blockchain, too, is desirable.

Added April 21, 2020