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Feb 20, 2013
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A constitutional law expert has called on the government to hold a referendum on the e-tolls project, according to a report on Wednesday. By holding a referendum on the controversial issue, the government would demonstrate an interest in people's opinions on the...
Feb 15, 2013
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Feb 15, 2013
The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) is inviting proposals from consulting firms for five assignments to be undertaken in preparation for multimillion-dollar road projects. The assignments include provision of consultancy services for the feasibility study and detailed...
Feb 08, 2013
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It would take several years and at least $15-billion to bring Zimbabwe’s basic infrastructure back to an acceptable level, said Frost & Sullivan environmental and building technologies research analyst Derrick Chikanga. Speaking to Engineering News Online, he said...
Feb 08, 2013
After the October 2011 bitumen shortage in South Africa, suppliers are better prepared for government’s planned infrastructure plans until 2030, as a result of valuable lessons learnt in the management of bitumen during such shortages, says asphalt supplier Much...
Feb 05, 2013
The Department of Roads in Zimbabwe had commissioned Royal HaskoningDHV to conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability of construction and tolling to improve the road between Harare and the Beitbridge border post. The study – which would be carried out in...
Feb 01, 2013
Petroleum products group Engen has completed a two-year greening pilot project, during which it made multiple energy and water saving alterations at selected service stations in neighbouring countries.
Feb 01, 2013
Professional consulting engineering company SMEC South Africa has completed the two-phase R55 project, which entailed upgrading a 6m wide single carriageway to a dual carriageway – comprising four lanes, two each in the opposite direction, five bridges across the...
Jan 25, 2013
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Jan 22, 2013
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Jan 08, 2013
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) will appeal a court ruling that thwarted its bid to have e-tolls in Gauteng scrapped, it said on Monday evening. "We will be appealing the e-toll judgment," chairperson Wayne Duvenage said.
Dec 18, 2012
JSE-listed construction company Basil Read has been awarded a contract to build a 22 km road to Swakop Uranium’s new R12-billion Husab mine project in Namibia. The construction of the R193-million road is expected to be completed in February 2014. Eleven metres...
Dec 14, 2012
The Malawi government is inviting expressions of interest from consulting firms that are keen to provide supervision services for the construction of the Jenda–Edingeni–Euthini road, in the north of the country.
Dec 13, 2012
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Gauteng road users have been urged to not buy e-tags after the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday dismissed an application to scrap e-tolls. "Don't register! Don't buy e-tags!" the Congress of South African Trade Unions said in a statement.
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Water, energy and air solutions specialist Nalco Africa, the joint venture between Nalco, an Ecolab Company (NYSE-listed) and Protea Chemicals, a division of the JSE-listed Omnia group, started intensifying its offering of dust control solutions to the Southern...
Dec 06, 2012
The "drive-slow" protest against e-tolling started just after 09:00 on Thursday in Braamfontein and Katlehong, east of Johannesburg. People were singing "Senzeni na" (What have we done [to deserve this]) outside Cosatu House to kickstart the protest.
Dec 05, 2012
Cosatu will take to the highways in cars on Thursday to protest against e-tolling in Gauteng, it said on Wednesday. "We won't be marching and demonstrating with our feet this time; we will be demonstrating with our wheels," Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu)...
Nov 30, 2012
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has opened an N2 bypass for vehicles travelling between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, following extensive damage to the highway during heavy rains in October. A portion of the road...
Nov 30, 2012
The Gautrain system operator, Bombela, has introduced three new bus routes this month, while several existing routes have also been optimised by adding a number of new stops. Bombela says “these enhancements” are the result of customer feedback. It adds that the...
 
 
 
 
Nov 28, 2012
Gauteng motorists will only know later what the fate of the Gauteng e-tolling system will be, after the High Court in Pretoria reserved judgment on the matter on Wednesday. "I don't have to say this, but judgment is reserved," Judge Louis Vorster said.
Nov 27, 2012
The public outcry against the tolling of Gauteng's highways was related to the tariffs, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. "I think we should make it clear that the public outcry is not because of tolls but the tariffs," Vincent Maleka, senior council for...
Nov 27, 2012
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The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has granted a R1.4-billion loan to a joint venture (JV) focusing on road rehabilitation and tolling initiatives in Zimbabwe. Infralink, a 70:30 JV between the Zimbabwe National Road Administration and South Africa-based...
Nov 26, 2012
The e-tolling of Gauteng's highways must be set aside because insufficient public consultation has taken place, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday. Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) lawyer Mike Maritz said the implementation of the tolls was unlawful.
Nov 23, 2012
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The e-tolling bill has not been withdrawn in Parliament, the department of transport said on Thursday. Department spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso said the portfolio committee had held its public hearings and was due to bring the matter before Parliament.
Nov 23, 2012
The City of Johannesburg is finalising the tourism-bus concept to enable tourists and residents to go sightseeing in the city on the hop-on-hop-off double-decker buses.
Nov 22, 2012
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South Africa’s new Administrative Adjudication of Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) will not work if it is not well managed and applied in a consistent, transparent manner, says Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa CEO Dr Paul Vorster. In its essence, AARTO is “a...
Nov 20, 2012
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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has appealed to government to take notice of opposition to the e-tolling of Gauteng freeways. In a presentation to the National Assembly's transport committee on Tuesday, the trade union federation also called for...
Nov 16, 2012
While August 16 will probably forever be remembered as the day the South African Police Service opened fire on striking mineworkers at the Marikana platinum mine, killing 34 people, the week also delivered another noteworthy, much more positive event. National...
Nov 16, 2012
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Public meetings on Gauteng's e-tolls indicated the public was against the system, the Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Thursday. "Despite efforts by the department of transport to focus on discussing the proposed tariffs and exemptions at meetings,...
 
 
 
 
Nov 16, 2012
The 7 km, Phase 1A leg of the Tshwane bus rapid transit (BRT) system, running from the innercity to Hatfield, is on track to open in April 2014, says City of Tshwane strategic executive director transport Lungile Madlala.
Nov 16, 2012
While August 16 will probably forever be remembered as the day the South African Police Service opened fire on striking mine workers at the Marikana platinum mine, killing 34 people, the week also delivered another noteworthy, much more positive event.
Nov 13, 2012
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South Africa’s most populous province will require better planning coordination, as well as greater integration across transport modes if it is to avoid future “gridlock”, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi warned on Tuesday. The recently released Census...
Nov 12, 2012
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Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) on Monday said it supported the user-pays principle proposed for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), provided that there was at least one alternative to tolling available that met a basic minimum level of service...
Nov 07, 2012
E-tags bought for Gauteng freeways will soon be valid at toll plazas across the country, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Wednesday. "We want to use this technology at the very toll system that we... [presently] have. There is a roll-out...
Nov 02, 2012
Logistics company Dachser South Africa believes that, when government sets out to upgrade the roads, it should look at those that will improve business opportunities and, in turn, attract investment.
Nov 02, 2012
As bitumen shortages continue to impact on the road construction industry, construction company Basil Read believes the use of concrete is a viable alternative construction material that offers long-term benefits.
Nov 02, 2012
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Refined petroleum company Engen launched new unleaded and diesel fuels that contain new additive technologies for the local long-haul and short-haul markets, said Engen Commercial Business Manager John Kennedy in October.
Nov 02, 2012
New pedestrian bridges and walkways on the N3 at Westville viaduct and Tshelimnyama township, in KwaZulu-Natal, have been constructed to meet the needs of a large number of pedestrians walking along and crossing roads in the area.
Nov 02, 2012
As climate change continues to affect the environment, there is a constant need to mitigate the impact of unexpected natural disasters such as rockfalls that damage infrastructure.
 
 
 
 
Nov 02, 2012
South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli emphasised the importance of citizens, State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and government having a shared vision about the future of infrastructure development in the country at the Council for Scientific...
Nov 02, 2012
If African countries are to reach the levels of economic growth needed to reduce poverty in a sustainable manner, increased levels of public and private investment must take place in strategic productive sectors, states technical specialist firm Arup.
Oct 30, 2012
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) plans to adjust the e-toll tariffs for Gauteng’s upgraded highways in March each year, in line with the consumer price index, the Government Gazette has confirmed. This was the procedure followed for all other...
Oct 26, 2012
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Oct 26, 2012
Logistics companies that deal with the challenges of transporting hazardous chemicals on Southern Africa’s roads were provided with the latest road-safety tools and information at the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association’s (CAIA) Responsible Care transport...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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