R/€ = 15.27Change: -0.25
R/$ = 14.41Change: -0.26
Au 1057.91 $/ozChange: -14.14
Pt 836.50 $/ozChange: -9.00
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?

And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
RSS Feed
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
Article contains comments
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
May 28, 2014
May 27, 2014
May 23, 2014
Article contains comments
May 23, 2014
It was not in the interest of logistics firm Imperial Logistics to compete with State-owned railway utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), as both companies were actively working together to ensure an effective supply chain in South Africa.
May 23, 2014
Migrating from road-to-rail is not only the way forward, but also a cornerstone of State-owned railways utility Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) Market Demand Strategy (MDS), with considerable opportunity to move rail-friendly commodities to rail through intermodalism.
May 22, 2014
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Wednesday announced that it had achieved its target mandate of raising R500-million at a bond auction, demonstrating the continued support of investors. The agency noted that investors had offered a total of...
May 22, 2014
E-toll gantry in Gauteng
Cosatu in Gauteng is worried about the extension of the e-tolling system to KwaZulu-Natal, the trade union federation said on Thursday. It proved that the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) planned to roll-out the system to the entire country, Congress of SA...
May 21, 2014
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will need almost R15-billion within the next five years to upgrade the N3 between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natala, it emerged on Monday. The agency had earmarked R14.9-billion to upgrade the N3...
May 21, 2014
Article contains comments
KwaZulu-Natal Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu has welcomed a ruling by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa in favour of the provincial department’s upgrade of the Sani Pass road, which connects South Africa with Lesotho. The first...
May 16, 2014
Amid the persisting pothole problem on South African roads, the Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) launched its Find & Fix mobile app for testing by citizens earlier this month to identify and report any road infrastructure problems they encounter on the roads in...
May 16, 2014
Global delivery, transport and logistics company subsidiary FedEx Express acquired the delivery and logistics businesses of Supaswift in Southern Africa to augment its capabilities and offer logistics services and express delivery throughout the Southern Africa...
May 14, 2014
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Wednesday warned Gauteng e-toll road users to think before being "seduced" by the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral) offer to register for e-tags. "Sanral is desperate to get the over 1.3-million...
May 14, 2014
The Department of Transport has extended the grace period discount for e-toll invoices for the period 3 December 2013 to 28 February 2014, without the alternate user tariff being applied, for these transactions. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters decided to extend the...
May 09, 2014
Article contains comments
Toll tariffs on national roads will be adjusted in line with the consumer price index (CPI) on May 24, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Friday, hastening to add that the e-toll tariffs on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project would...
May 09, 2014
Each project to transform Johannesburg and Gauteng into an interconnected and efficient city region must be sustainable and efficient over the short and long term, says City of Johannesburg city manager Trevor Fowler.
May 02, 2014
South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli confirms that Sanral remains firm in its intent to seek restitution from the local construction industry for collusion on a number of road projects, although the form of this restitution was “still...
Apr 29, 2014
Article contains comments
Apr 29, 2014
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GDRT) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) aimed at reducing and combating fraud and corruption in the motor vehicle registration, driver licence...
Apr 29, 2014
As a result of the “close cooperation” between the Department of Transport, South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral), the Gauteng Provincial Registrar and various taxi associations, as of March 31, over 46 000 taxis in Gauteng have been registered for...
Apr 24, 2014
The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Transport on Thursday announced a 77.3 km, R1.2-billion road upgrade that would connect Pongola and eDumbe, in the north western part of the province. The project, of which the first 6.5 km, R65-million, construction phase had...
Apr 18, 2014
BACK FROM THE DEAD The expected life span of the Pacific trucks was 25 years, but a rebuild extended its life span a further ten years
South Africa’s growth and development rely significantly on services and solutions from the heavy-hauling industry, State-owned power utility Eskom subsidiary Rotek and Roshcon head of multi-axles logistics services Dennis Child says.
Apr 17, 2014
More than 600 engineering students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have come up with suggestions for what do with the city's infamous unfinished Foreshore freeway, together with the Foreshore precinct.  They range from demolishing the unfinished freeway to...
Apr 16, 2014
Article contains comments
Apr 14, 2014
Taxis had no reason to boycott e-tolls because public transport vehicles were exempt from these fees, the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) said on Monday. "Santaco wishes to distance itself from any statements purported to have been made by the...
Apr 11, 2014
A coded map system enables anyone to get a unique location code for any 5 m x 5 m area on earth. Each 25-m2 block reference is generated independently using algorithms developed by the Mapcode Foundation. This reference system is called Mapcode and can be used to...
Apr 08, 2014
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has officially unveiled the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) e-toll central operations centre in Midrand. The Deputy President said while over 1.2-million motorists have e-tags, more road users were still...
Apr 07, 2014
Article contains comments
People must approach the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Programme (GFIP) e-toll system as a means of contributing to society as a whole, South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli said on Monday. Speaking as part of a panel discussion at the 2014 Civilution...
Apr 04, 2014
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is satisfied with registrations and payments made by nonregistered Gauteng e-toll road users, Sanral financial officer Inge Mulder said in a statement on Thursday. The statement was sent out by Sanral after...
Apr 02, 2014
Article contains comments
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Tuesday said it was not surprised by the low amount of payments received by the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) Violations Processing Centre (VPC), stating that this confirmed the...
Apr 01, 2014
Article contains comments
As of March 1, R543-million worth of Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project e-toll invoices had been transferred to the South African National Roads Agency’s Violations Processing Centre (VPC), with only R50-million, or 9.21%, of these having been paid, Transport...
Mar 28, 2014
The Recycling Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa), which has been managing the collection and disposal of waste tyres for the past ten months, has been well received by recyclers who recognise that they can get good-quality waste tyre feedstock...
Mar 20, 2014
South Africa has been ranked number 34 out of 160 countries in the World Bank’s 2014 Logistics Performance Index (LPI), which is topped by Germany, with Somalia ranked lowest. Africa’s largest economy remained the continent’s highest placed LPI participant, but South...
Mar 19, 2014
A R60-million fund has been set aside to repair damaged roads after floods in Johannesburg, the city's road agency (JRA) said on Wednesday. At least R23-million of the money would be used to repair potholes and storm water drains, said JRA's managing director...
Mar 18, 2014
University of Cape Town researcher Dr Rahul Jobanputra on Tuesday said microsimulation modelling was emerging as a promising method of developing ways of reducing South Africa’s high road fatalities. The model, which enabled an investigation of pedestrian-vehicle and...
Mar 14, 2014
Telecommunications company Altech Fleetcall, which was established in 1993, is a provider of trunking, push to talk, digital mobile radios for the transport, mining, security and emergency services industries.  The company was acquired by Altech in March 2009 and is...
Mar 13, 2014
Article contains comments
The DA's application to declare the e-tolling legislation unconstitutional and invalid was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. "The application is dismissed. The parties shall bear their own costs," Judge Owen Rogers said in court.
Mar 11, 2014
Barloworld Logistics marketing executive Kate Stubbs
Barloworld Logistics’ eleventh yearly supply-chain foresight survey has revealed a shift in consumer power, with companies subsequently realigning their supply chain strategies and business models to meet increasing customer expectations. Based on independent...
Mar 05, 2014
The Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Act has not made vital and substantial changes to provinces, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday. "The incremental utility of this amendment is extremely small," said David Unterhalter, for the SA National...
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96