http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 14.66 Change: 0.20
R/$ = 13.11 Change: 0.12
Au 1254.48 $/oz Change: -6.06
Pt 947.00 $/oz Change: 2.00
 

Roads News

Traffic congestion costs SA over R1bn – Joburg mayor

By: News24Wire      2nd October 2015 New forms of mobility are needed to ensure the escalating cost of traffic congestion is brought to a halt, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said on Thursday. "As it stands, the economic impact that results from congestion in the whole of South Africa is over R1-billion, and Johannesburg accounts for... 

ANCYL to lobby mother body to scrap e-tolls

By: News24Wire      1st October 2015 The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League (ANCYL) will lobby the mother body in a bid to have e-tolls scrapped, secretary general Njabulo Nzuza said on Thursday. "The ANC is the organisation of the people and it should therefore listen to the people when they say they do not want e-tolls,"... 

ANCYL to lobby mother body to scrap e-tolls

Cape toll ruling could put Gauteng under spotlight

By: News24Wire      1st October 2015 Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage has lauded the Western Cape High Court's ruling to set aside road agency Sanral's decision to toll highways in the Western Cape. "We think it is an excellent ruling and we think it is going to open up a lot of conjecture and a... 

Cape toll ruling could put Gauteng under spotlight
Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage

Monday will be real beginning of EcoMobility Festival – city

By: News24Wire      1st October 2015 The road closures and traffic changes in the Sandton central business district over the course of October for the EcoMobility World Festival will be fully operational come Monday, said the City of Johannesburg. Lisa Seftel, executive transport director at the city, told News24 the dry run on... 

Monday will be real beginning of EcoMobility Festival – city

Sanral weighs up legal options in wake of losing tolling case 

By: African News Agency      30th September 2015 The South African National Roads Agengy Limited (Sanral) is weighing up its legal options after losing its fight to proceed with tolling in the Western Cape. Earlier on Wednesday, Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward ruled in favour of the City of Cape Town, effectively scrapping the... 

Sanral weighs up legal options in wake of losing tolling case

Court rules against Sanral on Cape tolls

By: News24Wire      30th September 2015 Sanral's decision to toll highways in the Western Cape has been set aside. The Western Cape High Court ruled in the City of Cape Town's favour on Wednesday when judgment was delivered in the City’s battle against Sanral's decision to toll highways in the province. 

Court rules against Sanral on Cape tolls

Motorists furious about Sandton carmageddon dry run

By: News24Wire      29th September 2015 Motorists heading into the Sandton CBD on Tuesday morning expressed their anger on social media about road closures and backed-up traffic during a dry run for the looming EcoMobility World Festival. To make things worse, the afternoon peak was expected to see another dry run take place for the... 

Motorists furious about Sandton carmageddon dry run

Western Cape High Court expected to deliver judgement in e-tolls case tomorrow

By: African News Agency      29th September 2015 Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward is expected to deliver judgement in the controversial e-tolls case on Wednesday. The City of Cape Town approached the Western Cape High Court earlier this year in a bid to have the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) set aside its decision... 

Western Cape High Court expected to deliver judgement in e-tolls case tomorrow

30% drop in Sandton traffic will be a success – City

By: News24Wire      23rd September 2015 A 30% drop in traffic on roads leading to Sandton, and into the business hub itself, during the EcoMobility Festival would be a success, the City of Johannesburg said on Tuesday. Lisa Seftel, executive transport director at the City of Johannesburg said traffic engineers had said that if just 30%... 

30% drop in Sandton traffic will be a success – City

Rail Green Paper envisages standard gauge network, private sector involvement 

By: Irma Venter     22nd September 2015 South Africa’s National Rail Policy Green Paper, unveiled on Tuesday by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, proposed a move from Cape gauge to standard gauge, as well as selected participation by the private sector in the domestic rail network. The Green Paper aimed to solicit input from relevant... 

Rail Green Paper envisages standard gauge network, private sector involvement

Blame game heats up over Sanral toll project 

By: News24Wire      21st September 2015 A blame game has erupted over much-needed maintenance of Cape Town’s national roads, after a court interdict stalled the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) from creating a new tolling system to fund its upgrade and maintenance programme. The 180km long N1 N2 Winelands Toll Project has been a... 

Public urged to speak up on e-tolls regulations 

By: News24Wire      18th September 2015 The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) urged the public to comment on e-toll regulation changes on Friday. This is in response to a notice released by the Department of Transport in the Government Gazette, in which it requested the public to comment on proposed changes to Gauteng's... 

Public urged to speak up on e-tolls regulations

Sandton’s month-long road closures a necessary lesson – Tau 

By: Natalie Greve     17th September 2015 The EcoMobility World Festival 2015 may have raised the ire of workers in the Sandton central business district (CBD), in Johannesburg, but remains firmly defended by Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau, who described the initiative to journalists on Thursday as an event that will conscientise the... 

Sandton’s month-long road closures a necessary lesson – Tau

Sanral needs R10bn for Winelands toll road project 

By: Natalie Greve     8th September 2015 The South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) on Tuesday revealed that the initial cost of work undertaken as part of the N1/N2 Winelands toll project would be R10-billion, which would be funded through a user-pays tolling system. “The notion that Sanral should fund this project from... 

Sanral needs R10bn for Winelands toll road project

Huguenot Tunnel to be expanded to dual carriageway 

By: Natalie Greve     8th September 2015 A rise in traffic volumes has necessitated the development of a second, northerly bore at the Western Cape’s Huguenot Tunnel to allow for a dual carriageway, South Africa announced during a media briefing at the tunnel on Tuesday. The 4 km tunnel reduced the road travelling distance between Paarl... 

Transport management needs macroeconomic approach, urges logistics professor

By: Shirley le Guern     7th September 2015 South Africa is a transport challenged country and, although transport-related issues should be a government priority, this is not the case and government has not yet mastered managing transport and logistics from a macroeconomic perspective, Stellenbosch University (SU) logistics professor Jan... 

Transport management needs macroeconomic approach, urges logistics professor
SU logistics professor Jan Havenga

Streamlined industrial group focusing on high-barrier-to-entry markets

By: Schalk Burger     4th September 2015 Industrial and logistics company KAP posted robust results for the 2015 financial year, ended June 30, including reducing its debt-to-equity ratio from 40% to 27%, in a tough and competitive environment. The board and management are “comfortable” with the streamlined structure and performance of... 

South Africa short on up to 250 ITS specialists 

By: Irma Venter     3rd September 2015 Conservatively speaking, South Africa is short between 150 and 250 intelligent transport system (ITS) engineers, technologists and technicians. This shortage exists in the private and public sectors, with the latter especially hard hit, says Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa CEO Dr... 

South Africa short on up to 250 ITS specialists

Transport department to run eNaTIS soon

By: RDM News Wire      31st August 2015 The high court in Pretoria has struck another blow to the technology company that is trying to hold on to the lucrative contract to operate the electronic national administration traffic information system (eNaTIS). Judge Wendy Hughes on Friday last week approved the Department of Transport’s... 

Transport department to run eNaTIS soon

JRA to invest R99m in existing road improvements

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th August 2015 The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will spend R99-million to improve and maintain road infrastructure in the city’s B region. The B region included relatively developed suburbs such as Windsor, Albertville, Blairgowrie, Bryanston, Bosmont, Coronationville, Cresta, Emmarentia, Greenside,... 

JRA to invest R99m in existing road improvements

Alli's 'olive branch' to De Lille over tolling

By: News24Wire      27th August 2015 Sanral CEO Nazir Alli wrote to the city to seek a “win-win solution” and avoid legal action over tolling, but at the same time he said tolls were the only way to fund a project to upgrade roads. This emerged from correspondence between mayor Patricia de Lille and Sanral after the parastatal... 

Alli's 'olive branch' to De Lille over tolling
Photo by Duane Daws
Sanral CEO Nazir Alli

Sars’ customs legislation overhaul to be rolled out in phases

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th August 2015 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) plans to unpack a number of new Acts that will change the landscape of the customs framework, and will provide some highlights of what to expect from an Act that has left the freight transportation industry somewhat apprehensive, within the next two... 

Sars’ customs legislation overhaul to be rolled out in phases

City makes us out as a monster – Sanral 

By: News24Wire      24th August 2015 South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has claimed it, and not Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, made an offer to resolve a court feud over proposed tolling in the city. Correspondence between the parties showed the parastatal had been anything but silent on the matter, Sanral... 

City makes us out as a monster – Sanral

JDA kicks off next phase of BRT construction, warns of road closures

By: Natalie Greve     21st August 2015 Advancing development of what it describes as a sophisticated public transport network, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) has started the implementation of Phase 1C of the bus-rapid transit (BRT) roadworks along Louis Botha avenue, between Parktown and Wynberg, and along Katherine street,... 

JDA kicks off next phase of BRT construction, warns of road closures

New acquisitions see OneLogix diversify further from auto sector

By: Irma Venter     20th August 2015 “This year was an eventful one for us, having concluded a number of significant acquisitions, as well as the sale of PostNet. We also introduced a new empowerment partner, Kagiso Capital, and put a staff share participation scheme in place,” said OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens on Thursday as he... 

New acquisitions see OneLogix diversify further from auto sector

KAP posts good growth in competitive environment

By: Schalk Burger     19th August 2015 Industrial and logistics company KAP on Wednesday posted robust results for the 2015 financial year, ended June 30, including reducing its debt-to-equity ratio from 40% to 27%, in a tough and competitive environment. The board and management were “comfortable” with the streamlined structure and... 

Judgment reserved in City vs Sanral tolls case 

By: African News Agency      18th August 2015 he City of Cape Town has urged the Western Cape High Court to consider the “interests of justice” when it rules on its application to have Sanral’s decision to toll roads in the Cape Winelands reviewed and set aside. The City’s advocate Geoff Budlender SC urged Judge Ashley Binns-Ward to condone... 

Judgment reserved in City vs Sanral tolls case

City wants to avoid another Gauteng toll debacle 

By: News24Wire      18th August 2015 The City of Cape Town has expressed its concern that the SA National Roads Agency’s (Sanral) decision to toll roads in the Cape Winelands may follow the same contentious route as in Gauteng. The city has brought an application to have Sanral's decision to toll sections of the N1 and N2 highways... 

City wants to avoid another Gauteng toll debacle

Activist groups slam celebrity e-tolls campaign

By: News24Wire      17th August 2015 Activist groups on Monday lambasted Sanral's new advertising campaign in which the national roads agency uses celebrities to endorse the controversial e-tolls system. The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) accused the Gauteng Provincial Government of wasting money on the campaign, while the... 

Activist groups slam celebrity e-tolls campaign

Judge in toll roads case says City has ‘not been strong on explanation’ for delay of its application 

By: African News Agency      17th August 2015 A Western Cape high court judge has questioned how the court should deal with “the issue of delay, as the City has not been strong on explanation” in this regard in its application to have a decision to toll portions of the N1 and N2 set aside. The Western Cape High Court has been hearing... 

Judge in toll roads case says City has ‘not been strong on explanation’ for delay of its application

Improved logistics make SA roads safer

     14th August 2015 As the single largest group of drivers and road users are the long haul drivers, an improvement in the performance of this influential group will have a significant impact on road safety, states management consultancy the Confidant Group CEO Chantal Walley, “In any enterprise, hiring the right... 

Improved  logistics make  SA roads safer
Photo by Duane Daws
PERFORMANCE BOOST Long distance driving requires specific talent that can achieve clear, measureable performance standards

Maluti-a-Phofung SEZ aims to bolster logistics efficiency along key trade routes

By: Schalk Burger     14th August 2015 The R4.8-billion, 1 000 ha Maluti-a-Phofung special economic zone (SEZ) being built near Harrismith at the foothills of the northern Drakensberg (also known as the Maluti) mountains will provide road and rail logistics and handling facilities for the Gauteng–Durban port corridor and link it to... 

Maluti-a-Phofung SEZ aims to bolster logistics efficiency along key trade routes

Seat turnover seen as key to MyCiti’s future financial sustainability

By: Irma Venter     14th August 2015 Cape Town’s MyCiti bus service has improved its fare-revenue-to-cost ratio from 30% in 2013/2014 – where fares cover 30% of direct vehicle operating costs – to 40% in 2014/2015, says Gibb transportation south section unit manager Andrew Bulman. As a consulting engineering firm Gibb provides... 

Transnet launches carbon calculator app 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th August 2015 State-owned Transnet has developed a new app that allows users to calculate their carbon emissions savings when they elect to move their freight on rail instead of by road. The carbon calculator app would also enable corporate reporting on transport carbon emissions. 

Transnet launches carbon calculator app

Court asked to terminate eNatis contract immediately 

By: RDM News Wire      13th August 2015 The Department of Transport has resorted to the High Court in Pretoria in a bid to enforce an order to terminate immediately a multibillion rand contract with the company that manages the country’s electronic national traffic information system (eNatis). The department on Wednesday asked Judge... 

Court asked to terminate eNatis contract immediately

Road resurfacing between Milnerton, Melkbosstrand on schedule

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th August 2015 The R71-million resurfacing of the R27 between Milnerton and Melkbosstrand is progressing well, the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works said on Wednesday. Edge-break repairs and the supplementation of gravel shoulders between the Melkbosstrand road and Tryall road intersections... 

Road resurfacing between Milnerton, Melkbosstrand on schedule

South Africa’s supply chains face a looming crisis, warns CIPS

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th August 2015 About 35% of South Africa’s supply chain managers have revealed that their employers failed to equip them with the new skills they need to fulfill the demands of their jobs and avert major crises, which could possibly lead to a supply chain crisis, education and qualification body, the Chartered... 

South Africa’s supply chains face a looming crisis, warns CIPS

Latest News

more

Latest Videos

more

Research Reports

Topics In These Articles

RSS Feed

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Subscribe Now for $119 Close