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Aug 01, 2014
The design of the Beit Bridge border post is the biggest impediment to efficient freight movement between Zimbabwe and South Africa, says Cross-border Road Transport Agency CEO Sipho Khumalo. Beit Bridge is the busiest border post in Africa. A research study on the...
Jul 31, 2014
Tembakazi Mnyaka has exited, effective immediately, her position as the chairperson of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for “personal reasons”, the Department of Transport has announced. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters accepted the...
Jul 29, 2014
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The Western Cape High Court will on Monday hear a Sanral application for information about the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project to be kept secret, the City of Cape Town said. The application would be heard behind closed doors, mayoral committee member...
Jul 28, 2014
Unregistered motorists in Gauteng owe the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) over R1-billion in unpaid e-toll accounts, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said. As of May 31, the unaudited amount owed for more than 90 days was R156 623 567 while R995 362 885 was...
Jul 28, 2014
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Jul 25, 2014
Responding in writing to a recent Parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has provided an update for each of the country’s 13 bus-rapid transport (BRT) systems, noting that each network is at a different stage of...
Jul 25, 2014
The Kenyan government will in October host the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum, funded by, among other parties, the United Nations and the World Bank. The aim of the conference is to develop an action plan for sustainable transport in Africa, says World Bank...
Jul 25, 2014
The future changes constantly. Where it once favoured the car over the horse, then the introduction of new, fuel-efficient, low-emission engines, it is now inhabited by the self-driving car and truck. In fact, the debate around self-driving vehicles, or autonomous...
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Jul 17, 2014
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Two people have been added to the panel tasked with examining the impact of e-tolls, Gauteng premier David Makhura said on Thursday. "The panel is supposed to consist of 15 members, we have added two who are Danisa Baloyi and Bridgette Ssamula," Makhura said at the...
Jul 16, 2014
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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday announced a "reprieve" for the users of Gauteng's toll roads. Opening debate in Parliament on her department's budget, she told MPs this was being done "to make it easier for people to comply" with e-tolls.
Jul 15, 2014
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Prosecutors have been appointed to work with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to deal with non-payment of e-tolls, the NPA said on Tuesday. "We have assigned two prosecutors to work with Sanral with the view to establish whether the activities...
Jul 14, 2014
The Department of Transport has declared 1 535.7 km of roads in Limpopo as national roads, with these roads to be under the management of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). Sanral CEO Vusi Mona said the incorporation of these roads served as a...
Jul 14, 2014
The design of the Beit Bridge border post is the biggest impediment to efficient freight movement between Zimbabwe and South Africa, says Cross-border Road Transport Agency CEO Sipho Khumalo. Beit Bridge is the busiest border post in Africa.
Jul 11, 2014
The panel of 15 people chosen by Gauteng premier David Makhura to assess the socioeconomic impact of e-tolls in the province is a reputable team, the provincial transport portfolio committee said on Friday. The committee's chairman Jacob Khawe said the panel was a...
Jul 11, 2014
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Phase 1A of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system should carry around 42 000 people a day, while it had been expected that Phase 1B, rolled out last year, would add another 60 000 daily passengers. However, the entire system was currently carrying...
Jul 11, 2014
Seventy-four cloned vehicles, and 821 duplicate licence plates have, to date, been identified on Gauteng’s e-toll network, says Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) CEO Jamie Surkont. Speaking to Engineering News, he says a cloned vehicle is a vehicle identical to...
Jul 10, 2014
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After announcing during his inaugural State of the Province Address on June 27 that the Gauteng provincial government would set up a panel to review the long-contested e-toll system, Gauteng premier David Makhura on Thursday announced the names of ten of the fifteen...
Jul 10, 2014
The Kenyan government would in October host the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum, funded by, among other parties, the United Nations and the World Bank. The aim of the conference was to develop an action plan for sustainable transport in Africa, said World Bank...
 
 
 
 
Jul 08, 2014
People should not deliberately create confusion, or behave as though there was uncertainty around e-tolls in Gauteng, the Portfolio Committee on Transport said on Tuesday. Gauteng Premier David Makhura last month committed to establishing a panel to review the impact...
Jul 08, 2014
While extensive international research has confirmed that a reduction in urban speed limits is directly linked to a reduction in traffic accidents, injuries and deaths, a recent study has shown that South Africans are resistant to proposals that could see a reduction...
Jul 08, 2014
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More than 173 000 kilometres of municipal roads across South Africa are in poor to very poor condition, MPs heard on Tuesday. Repairing them will cost about R149-billion, acting transport director-general Mawethu Vilana told Parliament's transport portfolio committee.
Jul 07, 2014
As access to bulk infrastructure funding continues to remain a key constraint to the provision of municipal road infrastructure, particularly in the former homelands regions of South Africa, a proposal by the South African Local Government Association (Saga) could...
Jul 07, 2014
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Minister Dipuo Peters
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Monday that she “would love to” present the National Transport Master Plan (Natmap) to Cabinet for approval by the end of March next year. Speaking to Engineering News Online on the sidelines of the Southern African Transport...
Jul 07, 2014
While the foundations of the National Development Plan (NDP) were largely sound, the plan’s proverbial “Achilles’ heel” would likely lie in its implementation. Addressing a morning session of the Southern African Transport Conference, on Monday, South African Road...
Jul 07, 2014
E-tolling and its effects since implementation should be reviewed in Parliament, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday. The Democratic Alliance would ask the transport portfolio committee to do the review over the coming days, Maimane told reporters in...
Jun 27, 2014
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David Makhura
Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Friday committed to establishing a panel to review the impact of e-tolls on the province and its citizens. He announced during his inaugural State of the Province Address that the yet-to-be-established panel would invite proposals on...
Jun 27, 2014
Motorists in South Africa spend an average of 10 working days a year sitting in congested traffic or an average of 13 minutes of each hour of peak-time commuting, but smart, connected devices can help people to choose the most efficient routes daily to halve this...
Jun 26, 2014
Logistics and supply chain group Imperial Logistics has extended its African footprint into northern Zambia, with the establishment of a transport depot in Ndola, in the Copperbelt province. The new Zambian registered business forms part of group company Snyman...
 
 
 
 
Jun 24, 2014
Kobus van Zyl
Daimler Trucks and Buses South Africa (DTBSA) is “strongly opposed” to the delayed introduction of cleaner fuels into the country, says DTBSA MD Kobus van Zyl. “We are deeply disappointed.”
Jun 24, 2014
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The refreshed Polo
South Africa is the world’s third-largest Polo market, at 24 994 units sold in the first five months of the year. To be fair, this includes sales of the South African-only Polo Vivo (the fourth generation Polo), as well as the fifth-generation Polo, now rejuvenated...
Jun 24, 2014
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Seventy-four cloned vehicles, and 821 duplicate licence plates have, to date, been identified on Gauteng’s e-toll network, says Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) CEO Jamie Surkont. Speaking to Engineering News Online, he says a cloned vehicle is a vehicle identical to...
Jun 23, 2014
JSE-listed Raubex was set to upgrade 117 km of the Mpika-Nabwalya-Mfuwe road, in north-eastern Muchinga, in Zambia, after securing the ZK540-million (nearly R940-million) 30-month contract. Mobilisation for the contract, which formed part of the Zambian Road...
Jun 17, 2014
Recent statements about e-tolls reportedly made by Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi, while positive, are causing confusion, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Tuesday. "In the statement made by the Sunday Independent... Vadi suggests that...
Jun 13, 2014
In 2012, the absolute cost of logistics in South Africa was R393-billion. Logistics costs for 2013 were estimated at R423-billion, with this number forecast to grow to between R456-billion and R470- billion in 2014, depending on fuel inflation.
Jun 11, 2014
Dr David Molapo
A company with a 3 000-strong fleet of vehicles, based mainly in Gauteng, this year paid between R400 000 and R500 000 a month extra on its toll fee bill, owing to the start of e-tolling on the Gauteng freeway network at the end of last year, said Standard Bank fleet...
Jun 11, 2014
Following a consultative process with communities in the south of Johannesburg over the enhanced delivery of roads, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) on Wednesday launched three road projects budgeted at a total cost of R217.2-million. The first of the three...
Jun 10, 2014
No date has yet been set for the traffic offences demerit system, the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) said on Tuesday. The announcement on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) system would be made by the transport minister at her...
Jun 05, 2014
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Thursday announced that Witkoppen Road, in Gauteng, would receive a R52-million upgrade over the course of this year.  The rehabilitation of the 3 km stretch of road from Main Road towards Rivonia Road would entail...
 
 
 
 
Jun 04, 2014
Pedestrians and cyclists commuting to and from work between Sandton and Alexandra will no longer have to navigate dangerous traffic with the construction of a new walkway bridge linking the two areas. The pedestrian and walkway bridge, which will start from No3...
May 30, 2014
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Having officially launched the Find & Fix mobile application earlier this month at the Microsoft Building, in Sandton, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) says the application is one of the communication tools used to convert the JRA into a centre of engineering...
May 28, 2014
With Southern Africa’s transport costs twice that of the global average, the region should stimulate the development of its rail infrastructure the way governments pursue their road network initiatives, Southern African Railways Association (Sara) executive director...
May 28, 2014
South Africa’s push to drive freight and commodities from road to rail depends on strategic intermodal partnerships, Transchem Logistics’ Alec Masianoga said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Sara Rail conference, in Midrand, he indicated that intermodalism was key to...
May 28, 2014
South Africa and Swaziland’s rail parastatals on Wednesday promised to deliver a feasibility study assessing the best way forward for a joining rail link to migrate freight from roads to rail between the two countries by the end of the year. In efforts to ease...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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