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Jun 14, 2013
The Department of Transport (DoT) has a budget of R42.3-billion for the 2013/14 financial year, of which R18.85-billion would be transferred to provinces and municipalities for road maintenance, Transport Minister Ben Martins said as he delivered his Budget Vote in...
Jun 13, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has called for tenders for the development of the R250-million Redhouse-Chelsea interchange road network, intended to alleviate traffic congestion in Port Elizabeth’s western suburbs and improve access to the...
Jun 12, 2013
Money collected from e-tolling in Gauteng will not go overseas, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Wednesday. "Of course, everyone is now jumping on the political bandwagon that once e-tolling commences, all the collected monies will be going...
Jun 11, 2013
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has raised R2.35-million which will go towards its court challenge to e-tolling on Gauteng's highways, it said on Tuesday. "Just five days later we are able to announce that over R1.35-million was raised from the...
Jun 10, 2013
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There exists an inability in South Africa, with some exceptions, to deliver the country’s road programme effectively, says South African Road Federation professional adviser Malcolm Mitchell. This is one of the findings of Mitchell’s discussions with 20 experienced...
Jun 07, 2013
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Government, under the leadership of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, on Friday met with religious leaders representing the South Africa Council of Churches and the South African Catholic Bishop's Conference (SACBC) to discuss the religious leaders’ concerns in...
Jun 07, 2013
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will contribute the R1-million the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) needs to continue the court battle against e-tolls, the party said on Friday. "This is in response to Outa's public call on May 10 to assist with funding their...
Jun 05, 2013
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Outa might have to drop its court challenge to e-tolling on Gauteng's highways if it does not raise an extra R1-million in three weeks, chairman Wayne Duvenage said on Wednesday. "There is a very real chance if we do not get this money this matter will not be...
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May 28, 2013
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May 27, 2013
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May 24, 2013
Japan is giving increasing attention to assisting the development of African countries. “Historically speaking, our aid to East Asia and South East Asia has occupied a fairly large proportion of our efforts,” explains Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)...
May 21, 2013
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The City of Cape Town was granted an interim interdict on Tuesday halting the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project in the Western Cape. Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward ordered that interim relief be granted pending the same court's review of...
May 17, 2013
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Sanral's public notice on the Winelands tolling project was unlawful because the national roads agency never took a proper board decision committing to the project, the Western Cape High Court heard on Friday. Geoff Budlender, for the City of Cape Town, argued that...
May 10, 2013
Express courier service TNT Express South Africa is increasingly providing services in the healthcare and industrial sectors in Africa and South Africa, says TNT Express South Africa sales director Shane de Beer. There has been significant growth in trade flows...
May 09, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has described the accusations of having applied for an exemption from the National Credit Act (NCA), in relation to the Gauteng Freeway Development Project, as unfounded. Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said the...
May 07, 2013
May 03, 2013
Liquid Capital should be a household name by the end of June, says MD Kerry Cassel.  The vehicle and asset financier and service provider has been, to date, largely business-to-business focused, but is now moving to broaden its consumer base, she says.
Apr 22, 2013
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More toll roads have been proposed by the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) at a closed meeting, the DA said on Sunday. "At a [parliamentary] portfolio committee of transport strategic planning session last week, the CEO of Sanral, Nazir Alli, revealed new...
Apr 19, 2013
Durban-based heavy-lifting and abnornal-load company Lovemore Bros transported a 65 t catamaran, the Ocean Diamond, to Durban harbour, where it was launched into the water last month. The 24-m-long, 9.2-m-wide vessel has been renamed Le View. It can accommodate 200...
Apr 18, 2013
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $232.5-million in loans for the upgrade of the 157.5 km Arusha–Holili/Taveta–Voi road transport corridor in Tanzania and Kenya. Kenya would receive $113.12-million in funding to upgrade the road from Taveta to Voi,...
Apr 16, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) spokesman Vusi Mona has rejected reports that the N1-N2 Winelands toll highway project would adversely affect members of impoverished communities in the area. Mona indicated that since preparations for the...
Apr 12, 2013
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Ninety per cent of motorists travelling on Gauteng roads will pay less than R200 a month on e-tolling, the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) said on Friday. "Travelling on Gauteng's roads when e-tolling has been implemented in two months' time will cost...
Apr 11, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has dismissed allegations that it will implement the same Open Road Tolling system in Cape Town as it has in Gauteng. Sanral has labelled the allegations as “grossly misleading”.
Apr 11, 2013
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E-tolling on Gauteng roads will begin within the next two months, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Thursday. "What we are now waiting for is the completion of the parliamentary process, half of which is already done," Sanral...
Apr 11, 2013
Construction consortium Infralink on Wednesday officially opened Zimbabwe’s first toll plaza – Ntabazinduna – 20 km outside Bulawayo. The plaza was the first of eight to be constructed as part of the R1.4-billion Phase 1 of the Zimbabwean government’s strategic...
Apr 05, 2013
Sixteen-year-old ITS Engineers, a consulting engineering firm specialising in transportation engineering and planning, has  broadened its scope of business by establishing a transport economics and freight logistics consulting unit within the company. Dr Hubert Joynt...
Mar 28, 2013
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Several Western Cape mayors vowed on Thursday to join the fight against e-tolling in the province. "We, the mayors of the DA-led municipalities of Stellenbosch, Theewaterskloof, Drakenstein, Breede Valley, and the Winelands District want to express our unconditional...
Mar 25, 2013
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An application to halt construction of the N1-N2 Winelands toll highway project in Cape Town will be heard in May, a city official said on Monday. Transport and roads mayoral committee member Brett Herron said the urgent interdict application had been set down for...
Mar 22, 2013
The introduction of road-pricing reform is suggested by the University of Sydney’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies founding director, David Hensher, as a viable solution to the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) e-tolling woes....
Mar 08, 2013
Last year’s wage strike resulted in the Road Freight Association (RFA) recently securing a settlement and a three-year deal that is expected to benefit the industry as a whole for the first time in the history of the RFA. RFA technical and operations manager Gavin...
Mar 08, 2013
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will discuss the methods, models and metrics used to measure logistics performance to point out the changes that could lead to improved long-term strategic planning of South Africa’s macro-level systems at the...
Mar 08, 2013
Constant assurances form senior government leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, that public sector infrastructure spending is gaining momentum have done little to dispel the notion that the multibillion-rand investment drive is failing – as with so much else in...
Mar 06, 2013
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Toll road legislation was rushed through the National Assembly without an opportunity for public debate, Cosatu said on Wednesday. "This bill ... is a matter of great public concern, and there should have been proper parliamentary hearings into the matter," Congress...
Mar 05, 2013
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Legislation paving the way for putting e-tolling on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) into practice was approved in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Introducing debate on the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, Transport Minister Ben...
Feb 26, 2013
South Africa’s automotive dealers remained optimistic about new vehicle sales in the year ahead, despite expectations that growth in the new vehicle market would moderate in 2013, vehicle financier WesBank’s latest Vehicle sales Confidence Indicator (WVsCI) for the...
Feb 26, 2013
Despite general margin squeeze from rising input costs, competition and prolonged transport strikes, logistics services provider OneLogix on Monday reported double-digit growth in a number of key financial markers for the six months ended November 2012. Operating...
Feb 25, 2013
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Feb 22, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has appointed Toyota South Africa Motors president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl as its president for 2013. Van Zyl succeeded Volkswagen Group South Africa MD David Powels.
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...
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