SA’s Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has appointed the inaugural board of directors for the Transnet National Port Authority. This move is a crucial step in the government’s plan to transform and enhance the ports to support economic growth. The board consists of seven non-executive and two executive directors. According to Gordhan, further appointments to the board will be made in the future. The government’s objective is to elevate the ports to a world-class standard and attract investment. The board’s oversight is expected to aid Transnet to bolster economic development and competitiveness.