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Mar 05, 2012
The South African National Roads Agency Limited is currently finalising a new approach on how emergency vehicles using the toll roads in Gauteng will be dealt with, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said. Responding to a Parliamentary question on whether emergency...
Mar 02, 2012
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Mar 02, 2012
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has identified virtual weigh stations (VWSs) as a viable approach to overload control for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). Northern region manager Ismail Essa told delegates at the sixth yearly...
Mar 01, 2012
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Political support and efficient communication between the public, concessionaires and governments are key to toll road implementation in Africa, African Investment Infrastructure Managers infrastructure equity fund manager Mikesh Pema said on Thursday. “It is...
Feb 28, 2012
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has been pulled in to improve delivery on the R22-billion S’hamba Sonke (Moving Together) provincial and municipal roads maintenance programme, which is due to run until 2014. Transport Minister Sibusiso...
Feb 27, 2012
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Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has denied that any disagreement exists between him and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over the potential for the private sector to play a role in South Africa’s R3.2-trillion infrastructure programme. Speaking on Radio...
Feb 24, 2012
Why is Engen exporting bitumen, when there is a severe shortage of the product in South Africa, asks Much Asphalt CEO Phillip Hechter.
Feb 24, 2012
Towing and recovery company First Road Emergency has teamed up with medical assistance provider Emer-G-Med to provide an accident response service to motorists in Gauteng, First Road Emergency head of strategic operations Craig Grindell tells Engineering News.
Feb 23, 2012
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Feb 23, 2012
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Feb 22, 2012
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Feb 21, 2012
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Feb 17, 2012
The current uncertainty around whether or not tolling would be implemented on Gauteng’s highways has repercussions beyond the province’s borders, says Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITS South Africa) CEO Dr Paul Vorster. It is also creating...
Feb 13, 2012
Kenya wants to involve private investors in plugging a gap of over $44-billion in funds needed to build new ports, roads and railways and to improve water and electricity supply over the next five to eight years, a senior finance ministry official said on Monday....
Feb 10, 2012
The Gauteng government will pay an estimated R280-million to Gautrain operator, the Bombela Concession Company, for the financial year ending March 31, as income from the rapid-rail service will not reach the levels projected by the provincial government.
Feb 08, 2012
Why is Engen exporting bitumen, when there is a severe shortage of the product in South Africa, asks Much Asphalt CEO Phillip Hechter. “The current bitumen situation is critical. We are lucky to get 30% of our requirements,” he tells Engineering News Online....
Feb 07, 2012
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Heavy duty trucks are causing many of the road safety and infrastructure problems in Mpumalanga and North West, Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin said on Tuesday. The Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission had identified the two provinces as...
Feb 07, 2012
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The Gauteng government has appointed the 2037 Consortium to assist it in generating a 25-year integrated master transport plan for the province, says transport plan task team leader and Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe. The 2037 Consortium consists...
Feb 07, 2012
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The current uncertainty around whether or not tolling would be implemented on Gauteng’s highways has repercussions beyond the province’s borders, says Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITS South Africa) CEO Dr Paul Vorster. It is also creating...
Jan 27, 2012
Vehicle monitoring and fleet management company Ctrack has launched cDrive, a driver behaviour solution that uses information sent from a vehicle to improve its energy efficiency.
Jan 27, 2012
Imperial Logistics has acquired international, cross-border transporter IJ Snyman Transport, operating in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia, for an undisclosed amount.
Jan 20, 2012
Government must not only assess the direct impact of its proposed carbon tax on the South African economy, but must also count the indirect cost of the tax on the competitiveness of the country’s logistics and supply chain sector and the impact it will have on...
 
 
 
 
Jan 20, 2012
The World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) ‘Global Transport Scenarios 2050' report highlights the role of governments in providing a sustainable future for the global transport sector.
Jan 17, 2012
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A levy of R2.30/kg would be introduced on new tyres manufactured in or imported into South Africa from February 1 to pay for the collection and recycling of waste tyres, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced in Pretoria on Tuesday. Over 200...
Jan 13, 2012
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E-tolling in Gauteng will not start in February, as indicated last year, said the chairperson of newly appointed South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) board, Tembakazi Mnyaka, in a statement released on Friday.
 
 The new board met with Transport...
Jan 11, 2012
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has registered more than 200 000 account units for e-tolling on Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), which is set to go live next month. The agency said on Wednesday that 212 906 accounts have been...
Dec 09, 2011
A shortage of new road construction contracts is forcing companies to tender at very low profit margins and take on high risk projects, asserts JSE-listed construction group Basil Read roads division MD Dave Bennett. He explains that the multiple challenges facing...
Dec 09, 2011
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Technical lighting manufacturer and distributor Beka has an ongoing R25-million contract with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to supply luminaires to the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP).
Dec 09, 2011
The N12 highway is one of the South African National Roads Agency’s strategic priorities and it is here that civil engineering contractor Raubex Construction has been awarded the task of implementing a complete overhaul on Section 19 of the Gauteng Freeway...
Dec 09, 2011
When toll specialist company Tollink was commissioned to provide the technology for extending the N17 toll project from Brakpan to Ermelo with three new plazas, starting with the Leandra plaza, it approached security firm Jasco Security Solutions and its...
Dec 06, 2011
The City of Cape Town will oppose Sanral's N1-N2 highway toll project in the Cape Town High Court on Tuesday. The city has applied to the court to declare whether there is a dispute with SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) over the introduction of the toll road.
Nov 28, 2011
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The proposed ‘National Traffic Police Freeway Unit’, which would be managed under the Road Traffic Management Corporation and be responsible for traffic policing on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), was likely to cost about R80-million yearly. In...
 
 
 
 
Nov 18, 2011
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Members of the Southern African Rental and Leasing Association (Savrala), which represents more than 450 000 vehicles, will not register their vehicles for e-tags until their Gauteng tolling concerns have been addressed, says the association.
Nov 11, 2011
Provincial development agency Blue IQ says it has a number of new projects on its books as the majority of its first round of projects have come, or are coming to end, such as the Gautrain rapid-rail link and Cradle of Humankind development.
Nov 02, 2011
Members of the Southern African Rental and Leasing Association (Savrala), which represents more than 450 000 vehicles, will not register their vehicles for e-tags until their Gauteng tolling concerns have been addressed, says the association in a statement. “The...
Oct 28, 2011
Logistics company DHL officially opened its brand new R5.5-million facility in Midrand, Gauteng, in September.
Oct 28, 2011
The eThekwini metro council will next year introduce a smartcard – the Muvo card – on its city buses, says mayor James Nxumalo. This is to be the first phase in a programme to roll out an integrated rapid public transport network, such as the Rea Vaya bus system...
Oct 28, 2011
A disaster is looming in the local asphalt industry as supply of bitumen from South African refineries has all but dried up, says Much Asphalt CEO and Southern Africa Bitumen Association chairperson Phillip Hechter.
Oct 28, 2011
Road infrastructure in Gauteng remains a challenge and the province needs a plan to tackle issues related to the future outlook and layout of road infrastructure and expansions, as well as road safety and upgraded public transport systems, Gauteng Roads and Transport...
Oct 24, 2011
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The first phase of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), which will introduce an e-toll system to most of Gauteng’s highways, is continuing as planned and will go live in February, South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) corporate...
Oct 24, 2011
Development agency Blue IQ has a number of new projects on its books as the majority of its first round of projects have come, or are coming to end, such as the Gautrain rapid-rail link and Cradle of Humankind development. Blue IQ is an agency of the Gauteng...
Oct 24, 2011
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Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has ordered the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to halt all road project processes related to the tolling of national roads, his department said on Sunday. "Good infrastructure is a necessity for a better...
 
 
 
 
Oct 21, 2011
Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele caused a furore among motorists in September when he announced his intention to ask Cabinet to reduce the freeway speed limit in South Africa from 120 km/h to 100 km/h.
Oct 21, 2011
There is a growing realisation within South Africa and within the broader region that trade liberalisation alone will be insufficient to ensuring that a solid platform is created for far higher levels of intraregional trade.
Oct 21, 2011
Manufacturer of precast concrete products Rocla plans to initially produce about 2 km of Rebloc concrete barrier a month and says it can further increase production if it works double shifts or introduces additional moulds.
Oct 14, 2011
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A disaster is looming in the local asphalt industry as supply of bitumen from South African refineries has all but dried up, says Much Asphalt CEO and Southern Africa Bitumen Association chairperson Phillip Hechter. Bitumen is used to produce asphalt, which is used...
Oct 14, 2011
South African animal feed producer Meadow Feeds and supply chain management company Barloworld Logistics have announced the beginning of a ten-year transportation outsource contract.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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