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Oct 24, 2014
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The backlog on South Africa’s road network has reached R197-billion, up from R149-billion in 2010, says South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli. This backlog included the strengthening and regravelling of roads, and excluded periodic...
Oct 24, 2014
CAPACITY TRUCK RANGE The truck models were designed for enhanced performance, increased safety and minimal maintenance requirements
Bulk materials handling equipment distributor BLT South Africa (BLT SA) states that its range of Capacity trucks has been designed for enhanced performance, increased safety, and requires minimal maintenance. The company adds that the Capacity trucks are 4x2 modes...
Oct 21, 2014
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The small business development department stood by the national government's position on e-tolls, while the e-toll advisory panel continued its work, Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Tuesday. "We've got a national government position on that [e-tolls] but there is a...
Oct 20, 2014
The South African Road Federation (SARF) has expressed concern over the increasing number of road accident-related deaths on South African roads and has appealed for road safety to become an urgent priority, reiterating its commitment to offer its assistance to...
Oct 17, 2014
It is second time lucky for Toby Venter. Ten years ago he negotiated to buy the Kyalami racetrack, but “the deal did not materialise”.
Oct 14, 2014
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The ANC in Gauteng on Tuesday refused to comment on whether there was any collusion in the e-tolling system. Provincial secretary Hope Papo said the party could not make a public statement about the matter without having all the facts.
Oct 10, 2014
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Ismail Vadi
Funding mechanisms other than e-tolls will have to be found for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Talk Radio 702 on Friday. "I can't predict what the recommendations [of the E-toll Advisory Panel] will be, but I think...
Oct 10, 2014
Having a car in Gauteng is a necessity as the province's public transport system is not up to scratch, the Inkatha Freedom Party said on Friday. "If the Gauteng public transport system was at a level where a person could decide to leave their car and use public...
Oct 09, 2014
Oct 07, 2014
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Oct 07, 2014
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Oct 06, 2014
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Oct 06, 2014
The ANC in Gauteng wants to submit alternatives to e-tolling in the province, chairperson Paul Mashatile said on Sunday. "Conference did not talk about scrapping the e-tolls. We said we don't support e-tolling in its current form," he told reporters at the end of a...
Oct 03, 2014
Recommendations of the e-tolls review panel will be implemented, ANC Gauteng provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile said on Friday. "We cannot close our eyes in Gauteng when our people have problems," he told the party's provincial conference in Pretoria.
Sep 30, 2014
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A recent study by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has shown that the service quality of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) e-toll system was mostly poor regardless of the level of interaction or the user’s...
Sep 29, 2014
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has officially opened the new Bedfordview-based offices of the Gauteng Transport Commission (GTC) – an intergovernmental body that aims to improve transport service delivery and provide a reliable, affordable, safe,...
Sep 26, 2014
IAN LOURENS The group’s investments and acquisitions during the year were focused on improving its long-term sustainability and growth
The good performance of JSE-listed logistics firm OneLogix’s new acquisitions and startup companies highlight the group’s significant managerial capabilities and the entrepreneurial flair that the group aims to retain in each, says OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens. Revenue...
Sep 19, 2014
With October being acknowledged as national transport month, Government Communication and Information System acting CEO Phumla Williams points out that road accidents are estimated to cost the South African economy R306-billion a year, which could be avoided if...
Sep 17, 2014
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Premier David Makhura
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) requested a meeting with Gauteng premier David Makhura on e-tolling before he set up a review panel, it said on Wednesday. "Perceptions that we were not prepared to enter into dialogue are therefore...
Sep 12, 2014
Any user-pays project where less than half the users pay, is a failure, says Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage. Outa is opposed to electronic tolling on Gauteng’s highways, as implemented last year.
Sep 09, 2014
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The Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) group said on Tuesday it was confused by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' stance on the e-tolls review. The Star newspaper reported that during a radio interview on Monday, Peters said there would be no review of the...
Sep 05, 2014
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi this week officially opened the newly built Randfontein-Tarlton road in the West Rand. The 7.9 km road, which was constructed at a cost of R50-million, comprised a two-lane, single carriageway between Randfontein and the...
 
 
 
 
Sep 04, 2014
While the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) supported the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Programme (GFIP) and infrastructure expansion in principle, the administration costs of e-tolling was too high, it said in a presentation to the Gauteng e-toll...
Sep 03, 2014
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will not make representations to the advisory panel on e-tolls and their socio-economic impact, it said on Tuesday. "No, Sanral will not be making representations," spokesperson Vusi Mona said in an e-mail to...
Sep 02, 2014
E-tolling Gauteng's highways has failed and the system falls short of its intentions, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Tuesday. "This system is falling far short of its intentions and targets," Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage told public...
Sep 01, 2014
E-tolls in Gauteng will cripple South Africa's economy, the Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) said on Monday. "This will cripple the economy of Gauteng and indeed South Africa as a whole," JPSA chairperson Howard Dembovsky told public hearings in Midrand on the...
Aug 29, 2014
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Business does not support the view that it should absorb the cost of e-tolling, Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said on Friday. "Business has always indicated its willingness to come on board and to explore the funding mechanism [for the improvement of Gauteng's...
Aug 28, 2014
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Applications to keep certain court documents on the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project secret were dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. However, Judge Ashley Binns-Ward made orders that would effectively keep certain information under wraps until...
Aug 28, 2014
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The fuel levy is not an effective means of funding improvements to Gauteng's freeways, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) said on Thursday. "The fuel levy just spreads the burden among the entire population... roads have not really benefited from the fuel...
Aug 27, 2014
The JSE-listed Imperial group breached the R100-billion revenue mark for the first time in the past financial year, ended June 30. Revenue was up 12% on the previous financial year, to R103.6-billion, with operating profit up 2%, to R6.2-billion.
Aug 27, 2014
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The national fuel levy offered a better source of revenue for the improvement and maintenance of Gauteng's freeways, the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu) said on Wednesday. "If you look at the past few years... the fuel levy has contributed over R40-billion...
Aug 26, 2014
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The advisory panel looking into the socioeconomic impact of e-tolls in Gauteng would start a month-long consultations process with organisations and individuals on Wednesday. Through the hearings, to be held at the Gautrain offices, in Midrand, the panel would seek...
 
 
 
 
Aug 21, 2014
The R120-million second phase of the R500-million N12 freeway rehabilitation project has kicked off, with the upgrade stretching from Eldorado Park to Zuurbekom, near Soweto. The R374-million upgrade of the major dual carriageway from Zuurbekom, south of Lenasia, to...
Aug 21, 2014
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As the public battle over the tolling of Gauteng’s highways continued, with users refusing to pay their bills and the Gauteng Provincial Government reviewing the system, South Africa National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli appealed to South Africans to...
Aug 20, 2014
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A global transportation price index has ranked South Africa the cheapest overall for bus, trains and aeroplane travel for every 100 km out of 51 countries. Online platform GoEuro compared the average price a 100 km of rail, road or air movements between the most...
Aug 19, 2014
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Any user-pays project where less than half the users pay, is a failure, said Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage on Tuesday. Outa is opposed to electronic tolling on Gauteng’s highways, as implemented last year.
Aug 15, 2014
South Africa’s provinces spent 95% of their Provincial Roads Maintenance Grant budgets, aimed at improving and repairing roads, during the 2013/14 financial year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has revealed. In a written reply to a question posed by the Democratic...
Aug 15, 2014
KwaZulu-Natal's transport department needs R17-billion to tackle the backlog in road maintenance, the Mercury reported on Friday. The newspaper quoted transport MEC Willies Mchunu as saying that his department's total annual budget of R9-billion was insufficient for...
Aug 15, 2014
The Built Environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a cost-competitive ultrathin concrete pavement surface that, for the upgrading of unpaved roads to paved roads, is more durable than many other pavement alternatives...
Aug 15, 2014
EXPOSURE All stakeholders must cooperate to expose school children, youths and unemployed adults to industrial activity to enable a smooth transition from school into the workplace
Bridging and specialised courses that provide school-leavers and unemployed youth with the necessary industry entry qualifications to a trade, as well as expose them to how industry works and the technologies used in industry, can help to prepare them for training...
Aug 15, 2014
The South African National Roads Agency Limited’s R637-million rehabilitation project of the R23, from Standerton to Greylingstad, in Mpumalanga, is due for completion by the end of 2015.
Aug 13, 2014
The process of determining toll fees in the Western Cape would be the same as that used for all existing toll roads in the country and, therefore, there would be no sudden increases, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) assured road users on...
 
 
 
 
Aug 11, 2014
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Cape Town will not have tolled freeways like Gauteng, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday. "Firstly, whereas in Gauteng we went out to borrow money in order to build the road, with Cape Town we will be appointing a concessionaire...
Aug 08, 2014
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Consultations around the socioeconomic impact of the controversial e-tolls imposed on some highways in Gauteng were set to get under way in August. Government, State-owned enterprises, organised labour, business, civil society and the public from across the “length...
Aug 08, 2014
Through its global entrepreneur programme, multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM launched a new vehicle alert system and mobile application (App) called Road Buddy on July 22 in Sandton, in Johannesburg.
Aug 07, 2014
Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe
Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe confirmed on Thursday that the National Planning Commission (NPC) would be retained alongside moves to institutionalise long-term planning within government. Speaking at the formal release of the five-year Medium-Term Strategic...
Aug 05, 2014
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UTRCP road construction in and around Tshwane
The Built Environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a cost-competitive ultrathin concrete pavement surface that, for the upgrading of unpaved roads to paved roads, is more durable than many other pavement alternatives...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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