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Oct 30, 2013
A PwC report on ten African countries on Wednesday named Nigeria and Ghana as Africa’s rising stars in terms of their future prospects for the transportation and logistics industry. PwC capital projects and infrastructure solutions associate director Andrew Shaw said...
Oct 25, 2013
DIPUO PETERSThe Department of Transport has called on stakeholders in the various industrial sectors with high transport demands, such as the mining industry, to participate in the implementation of the National Transport Master Plan
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged members of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) and similar platforms to provide government with knowledge and input on ways to improve South Africa’s transport infrastructure ahead of the remodelling...
Oct 23, 2013
Investment in projects by State-owned companies, including the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) R123-billion fleet renewal programme, would account for the largest investments in economic infrastructure by the public sector over the medium-term...
Oct 22, 2013
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Barloworld Logistics CEO Steve Ford and TFR CEO Siyabonga Gama
State-owned railways utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has signed yet another collaborative deal with a private logistics partner as it seeks to accelerate the implementation of South Africa’s stated goal of shifting rail-friendly cargo from the country’s roads...
Oct 18, 2013
Gauteng’s 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25) should be completed by the end of October, with the period for public feedback on the document now closed, says ITMP25 project leader Jack van der Merwe. He notes that the completed ITMP25 will now be...
Oct 17, 2013
Establishing special courts where e-toll non-payers can be prosecuted will create an added burden for motorists, Sacci said on Thursday. "These structures will create an additional fiscal burden which road users will have to pay for and will duplicate existing...
Oct 14, 2013
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The reported plan to establish e-toll courts is alarming, the Democratic Alliance's Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Monday. "Government's plan to create courts to prosecute people who do not pay e-tolls must sound the alarm bells for all Gauteng...
Oct 14, 2013
State-owned Eskom on Monday said it had cut back on its coal-hauling times on the back of a recent spate of driver fatalities on Mpumalanga roads. The trucking of coal to Eskom’s power stations, which was an around-the-clock operation, would be halted from 18:00 on...
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Oct 09, 2013
The Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Wednesday in its e-toll challenge against the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). Judge Fritz Brand said the appeal was refused and no order for...
Oct 07, 2013
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E-tolling in Gauteng will most likely be implemented by the end of the year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Monday. "Last week we finalised the regulations and this week we will be dealing with the tariff structure and starting the process to... publicise...
Oct 04, 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, said University of Johannesburg Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management head Professor Jackie Walters on Thursday....
Oct 04, 2013
The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department hopes to launch the Gauteng Transport Commission in October, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. He said the commission will not be an authority with “overarching powers”, as the province’s “powerful”...
Oct 04, 2013
Supply chain and logistics group Imperial Logistics has acquired a 60% stake in bulk transporter KWS Carriers. The new acquisition slots into the company’s Bulk Commodity Services division, enhancing its capacity to deliver supply-chain solutions to the mining and...
Oct 03, 2013
Jack van der Merwe
Gauteng’s 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25) should be completed by the end of October, with the period for public feedback on the document now closed, said ITMP25 project leader Jack van der Merwe on Thursday. Speaking in Johannesburg at a Transport...
Sep 30, 2013
JSE-listed construction and engineering group Basil Read’s Roads division has been awarded a R240-million contract to build the New Redhouse Chelsea Interchange in Port Elizabeth. The contract, which was awarded by the South African National Roads Agency, will entail...
Sep 27, 2013
Gauteng’s population was growing at around 20 000 people a month, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. He says people were flowing into the province, the country’s economic powerhouse, from all over the country, as well as north of South Africa....
Sep 26, 2013
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There was strong reaction from civil society, political parties, and religious groups on Thursday to the signing of the e-tolling bill into law. The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), the Democratic Alliance, the Freedom Front Plus, the ANC Youth League,...
Sep 25, 2013
President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill – paving the way for e-tolling, the Presidency said on Wednesday. "The President... has, in terms of Section 84 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,...
 
 
 
 
Sep 25, 2013
Legislation allows Sanral to explore options other than tolling to fund Gauteng's freeways, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) should, therefore, have kept an open mind on the matter, despite...
Sep 20, 2013
ROAD SAFETY CONCERN The Master Builders Association North is questioning the mindset and culture in South Africa that makes it acceptable to have so many road incidents
South African road accidents in the construction sector are increasing, according to insurance company Federated Employers Mutual (FEM) MD Thelma Pugh and industry body Master Builders Association North (MBA North) construction health and safety manager Doug Michell....
Sep 20, 2013
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is awaiting President Jacob Zuma’s signature on the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, before it can start the roll-out of electronic, or e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways, says Sanral CEO Nazir...
Sep 20, 2013
Seamless transport in South Africa and across the borders of the Southern African Development Community countries will help improve regional integration and growth and will be bolstered by the TransAfrica Expo, says Department of Transport Integrated Transport chief...
Sep 20, 2013
JSE-listed logistics group OneLogix reports steady volumes across its businesses and its logistics trunk extending into Africa is bearing fruit, with 15% of group revenue generated outside South Africa. OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens says the group aims to capitalise on...
Sep 18, 2013
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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters
Research indicated that road accidents cost the South African economy at least R306-billion a year, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Wednesday at a media briefing in Cape Town.   This cost included loss of skills, providing emergency medical and post-crash...
Sep 18, 2013
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The commencement date for e-tolling on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) has yet to be determined, according to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. In a written reply to a parliamentary question, she said the transport department was awaiting the...
Sep 17, 2013
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South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli's salary package did not increase by R1.1-million but by R332 000, the company said on Tuesday. "It is also important for the sake of fairness that the context in which salary increases occur, are...
Sep 13, 2013
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Ismail Vadi
The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department hopes to launch the Gauteng Transport Commission in October, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. He said the commission will not be an authority with “overarching powers”, as the province’s “powerful”...
Sep 10, 2013
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi on Tuesday acknowledged that the provincial department was “not succeeding” in achieving the full payment of contractors within the standard 30-day period, stating that, on average, only 60% of invoices were paid within...
 
 
 
 
Sep 06, 2013
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South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) “intensifying cash flow pressures” on the back of the delays in the implementation of e-tolls resulted in a downgrade from ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Friday. The rating agency dropped Sanral’s...
Sep 05, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was awaiting President Jacob Zuma’s signature on the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, before it could start the roll-out of electronic, or e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways, said Sanral CEO...
Sep 03, 2013
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Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi
Gauteng’s population was growing at around 20 000 people a month, said Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi on Tuesday. He addressed the Intelligent Transport Society South Africa’s international conference, held in Midrand.
Aug 30, 2013
ISMAIL VADI The ITMP25 is a radical paradigm shift in spatial and transport planning
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi has unveiled the province’s proposed 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25), set to guide the Gauteng government in its transport development and planning. The public has the opportunity to comment on the...
Aug 30, 2013
Mechanical engineering company Voith’s new training academy will provide training for technicians in the heavy commercial vehicle and mining sectors, which will enable them to maintain and service vehicles according to international best practice, improving...
Aug 27, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has dismissed as "fallacious" the Democratic Alliance (DA) claim that it will spend R473.2-million on communication with e-toll account holders and transgressors. "Either the DA can't read the documents we sent...
Aug 21, 2013
Imperial CEO Hubert Brody
The Imperial Group saw an 8% increase in operating profit to R6-billion for the year ended June 30, with revenue up 14% to R92.4-billion. One of the shining stars in yet another year of growth for the JSE-listed industrial services group, was its rest-of-Africa...
Aug 20, 2013
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Aug 19, 2013
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Aug 16, 2013
“Certain vehicles and loads cannot be moved on public roads without exceeding the limitations in terms of the dimensions or mass as prescribed in the Regulations of the National Road Traffic Act,” says risk and insurance consultant Indwe Risk Services automotive and...
 
 
 
 
Aug 09, 2013
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Recent media reports that the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is insolvent, are “factually incorrect”, says the roads agency. Sanral operates two portfolios, namely toll roads and non-toll roads.
Jul 31, 2013
A gantry over a portion of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has approached various commercial banks to help it close near-term funding shortfalls related to the toll-road portion of its 19 700 km national roads portfolio. Sanral has not disclosed the identities of the...
Jul 26, 2013
More than a year ago MBS Transport operated a fleet of 79 trucks. Today, this number is down to 50, with the company also forced to reduce its workforce by 12 drivers. MBS Transport, which started operations in 2007, is owned by the husband and wife team of Mervin...
Jul 25, 2013
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Recent media reports that the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was insolvent, were “factually incorrect”, the roads agency said on Thursday. Sanral operated two portfolios, namely toll roads and non-toll roads, it noted in a statement.
Jul 19, 2013
A national plan to use a levy of R2.30/kg on tyres produced or imported to create an effective waste tyre recycling industry in South Africa has been approved by the Supreme Court of Appeal, says Department of Environmental Affairs chief director of communications...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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