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Feb 12, 2014
Cesa president Abe Thela
Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa), which represents about 500 member firms, has called for the creation of a dedicated fund to support the maintenance of municipal infrastructure, the deterioration of which has been blamed for a number of recent service...
Feb 07, 2014
The Infrastructure Development Bill has been introduced with the laudable aim of overcoming delays, bottlenecks and shortcomings in the integrated planning and implementation of infrastructure projects. But there has also been broad-based criticism of the proposed...
Feb 07, 2014
The Rustenburg Rapid Transport project (RRT) will be known by the name “Ya Rona”, meaning “It is ours”, announced Rustenburg Mayor Mpho Khunou as he launched the project’s taxi negotiating forum (TNF) in January. The TNF will negotiate compensation with the...
Jan 31, 2014
N1 AND N4 TOLL ROUTE Bakwena commercial manager Liam Clarke says upgrades have improved safety for materials handling personnel travelling on the N1 and N4 toll routes
The Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena) has started with the second major upgrading stage of the N1 and N4 toll route, which started in 2011 and will end in 2015, leading to further improvements on more than half of the 385 km Bakwena N1 and N4 roads.
Jan 21, 2014
Complaints about e-tolling will be taken up by the National Consumer Commission (NCC), but should not be the first line of complaint, Commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed said on Monday. "The NCC always encourages consumers to lodge complaints at the point of sale, and...
Jan 20, 2014
Gauteng motorists not registered for e-tolls should pay their e-toll bills as soon as possible to avoid being charged more, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday. "...When you do not have an e-tag... and if you do not pay within the stipulated...
Jan 17, 2014
The roll-out of e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways in December has resulted in a “lot of work” for fleet administrators, says Imperial Fleet Management (IFM) CEO Nicholas De Canha. The need to make payments within seven days, every seven days – if not using a prepaid or...
Jan 17, 2014
The roll-out of e-tolling in Gauteng has boosted demand for Gautrain train and bus services, with the last Friday in November and first Monday and Tuesday in December recording the highest ridership to date, says the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA). For November,...
Jan 14, 2014
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Tuesday said it was aware of “a number of queries” emerging since it kicked off the controversial tolling of certain sections of Gauteng’s highways on December 3. Since implementation a month ago, the public...
Jan 07, 2014
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The Mpumalanga Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport has announced that the rehabilitation of the deteriorated R36 between Machadodorp and Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg) in Mpumalanga will be conducted in the 2014/15 financial year. “Much maintenance has...
Dec 12, 2013
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has rejected claims by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) that it was fabricating e-tag sales figures. "The e-tag sales figures we have released are accurate," Sanral said in a statement on Thursday.
Dec 10, 2013
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The roll-out of e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways has resulted in a “lot of work” for fleet administrators, says Imperial Fleet Management (IFM) CEO Nicholas De Canha. The need to make payments within seven days, every seven days – if not using a prepaid or...
Dec 09, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) credit rating has been affirmed by rating agency Moody's Investors Service, according to Business Report on Monday. Sanral's credit rating has been downgraded three times since February last year and was...
Dec 06, 2013
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The roll-out of e-tolling in Gauteng had boosted demand for Gautrain train and bus services, with the last Friday in November and first Monday and Tuesday in December recording the highest ridership to date, the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) said on Friday. For...
Dec 05, 2013
Malawi and Zambia this week secured a $73.6-million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to advance Phase IV of the multinational Nacala Road Corridor development project. The facility, approved through AfDB concessionary arm, the African Development Fund,...
Dec 05, 2013
SARB deputy governor Daniel Mminele
Investing in emerging markets like South Africa was still a good investment despite the global financial situation, deputy governor of the South African Reserve Bank Daniel Mminele said on Wednesday. "Emerging markets appear to be adjusting both cyclically and...
Dec 03, 2013
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Dipuo Peters
Expected monthly e-toll tariffs have been exaggerated by critics, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. "Expected monthly tariffs payable by light motor vehicles show that about 83 percent will pay not more than R100 a month, and 0.59 percent in the same...
Dec 03, 2013
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday urged South Africans to educate one another about road safety, especially during peak seasons. "Let us be each other's keepers," she told NGOs in Midrand.
Dec 02, 2013
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The application by the FF Plus to stop e-tolling on Gauteng's highways was struck from the roll by the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. "The matter is scrapped from the roll for the lack of urgency," Judge Maria Jansen said.
Nov 29, 2013
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A poll carried out by market research company Ipsos from October 11 to November 21, has found that 38% of Gauteng drivers, or about four in every ten motorists, have already bought or intended to buy an e-toll tag. Of the 38%, 10%, or one in every ten drivers, said...
Nov 29, 2013
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The intended processes for prosecuting those who do not pay Gauteng e-tolls are unclear, Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) said on Friday. This lack of clarity on the matter from the South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) and the transport department led...
Nov 29, 2013
Municipalities can use currently available data generated by global positioning systems (GPS), vehicle tracking and cellphones to manage traffic smartly and improve travel times, says vehicle routing specialist company TomTom Southern Africa GM Danny Grobben....
Nov 28, 2013
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South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) continues to hit back at critics of its controversial Gauteng e-tolling programme, declaring that only 17% of revenue collected through e-tolling would go towards the cost of managing the toll operation and...
Nov 27, 2013
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The infrastructure boom in Africa had seen investment in 322 megaprojects reach $222.7-billion, said professional services firm Deloitte on Wednesday as it released its ‘African Construction Trends’ report in Johannesburg. Deloitte Southern Africa infrastructure and...
Nov 27, 2013
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The City of Cape Town is returning to court to resolve an ongoing dispute over the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project, an official said on Wednesday. Transport mayoral committee member Brett Herron said it would approach Western Cape High Court Deputy...
Nov 26, 2013
Industry body the Road Freight Association (RFA) advised its members, in a circular on Tuesday, to register for e-tolling, in light of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) recent announcement that tolling on Gauteng roads would begin on...
Nov 25, 2013
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2013 Report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Nov 20, 2013
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The contested Gauteng e-tolling system, part of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), was set to start on December 3, Department of Transport Minister Dipou Peters announced on Wednesday at a media briefing in Pretoria. She noted that the date of...
Nov 19, 2013
The board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the $120-million financing for the four-year Nairobi Outer Ring Road Improvement Project, in Nairobi City County, Kenya. The project, which would start in 2014, involved upgrading the existing single...
Nov 15, 2013
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South Africa requires a new freight railway line between Durban and Gauteng, much more than it needs a high-speed passenger service, says University of Johannesburg Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management head professor Jackie Walters. He notes that there...
Nov 11, 2013
The local road construction industry would remain under pressure in the short term with real relief only possible once the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), started long-delayed tolling on the Gauteng freeways, said Raubex Group CEO Rudolf Fourie...
Nov 08, 2013
Large fabricator and rolling stock manufacturer Galison Manufacturing reports that it is well positioned to take advantage of government’s planned major increased spend in wagons and locomotives as part of its National Infrastructure Plan. Earlier this year, the...
Nov 08, 2013
The shift from road to rail will benefit passengers and help to reduce carbon emissions, while incorporation of best practices, as pioneered in Germany, will help with the regional integration and management of African railways. The second Annual African Railway...
Nov 08, 2013
The inadequate state of the South African railway industry in the past decade poses a challenge in meeting the requirement for rapid infrastructure development to support the country’s urbanisation and economic growth, says auditing, consulting and financial advisory...
Nov 08, 2013
ON TRACK FOR TOMORROW The revitalisation of rail will ensure economic growth for South Africa
During the next 25 to 30 years, the number of containers moved between Durban and Gauteng will be almost ten times what the figure currently is, says head of the government’s steering committee for the country’s Gauteng-based  aerotropolis project, Jack van der...
Nov 07, 2013
Two political parties plan to take legal action against e-tolling in Gauteng, the parties announced on Wednesday. The Freedom Front Plus said it would launch a court application to have the e-toll Act declared unconstitutional.
Nov 01, 2013
Concor Roads & Earthworks, an operating division of South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts Construction, is hoping to secure the next phase of the Bakwena toll concession, expected to start in January 2014, reports Concor Roads & Earthworks MD Eric...
Nov 01, 2013
Concrete is the ideal choice for environmentally sensitive and economically sustainable highways reports nonprofit concrete technology services to the construction industry provider the Concrete Institute MD Bryan Perrie.
Nov 01, 2013
The e-tolling system is complete and is expected to be fully operatioal by the end of the year, says the South African parastatal responsible for the management, maintenance and development of South Africa's national road network the South African National Roads...
Nov 01, 2013
The rehabilitation of the N12 concrete highway near Witbank, in Gauteng, is about 90% complete owing to the high quality of products chosen by subcontractor KP Projects site supervisor Darin Phillips.
Nov 01, 2013
Construction company Basil Read has completed 60% of an access road to the second-largest uranium mine in the world, Husab mine, in Namibia, reports Basil Read MD Dave Bennett.
Nov 01, 2013
The the rehabilitation project of a section of national road R23, between Standerton and Greylingstad, in Mpumalanga, is 8% completed and expected to be complete in June 2016, says Roadcrete Africa, a 100% subsidiary of construction and engineering group Basil Read.
Nov 01, 2013
The eThekwini municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, has upgraded its road classification database to comply with national policy through a R9.5-million project undertaken by engineering and development consultant SMEC South Africa.
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