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Oct 19, 2012
South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli has appealed to “all South Africans” to respect the decision by the country’s highest court to allow for tolling to continue on Gauteng’s freeways.
Oct 15, 2012
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The details of the electronic toll collection contract (ETC) should not be kept confidential, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday. "It shouldn't be confidential. It is taxpayers' money that is being used to pay the tolls, so the taxpayer...
Oct 11, 2012
An announcement on the roll-out of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will be made very soon, says acting Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Richard Baloyi. Addressing reporters during a post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday, Baloyi said an...
Oct 05, 2012
A meeting between the inter-ministerial committee on e-tolling and Cosatu, chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, will again convene next week. "The meeting [on Friday] agreed that more time was needed for both parties to consider the proposals on the table,"...
Oct 05, 2012
A pioneering collaboration between the State-owned Coega Development Corporation (CDC) and the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works (DRPW) is bolstering support for the development of small, medium and micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) in the roads...
Oct 05, 2012
The sustained investment made to map population centres and main trade roads in Africa has resulted in a competitive advantage for navigation product supplier TomTom and location-based services technology company mapIT, as the detailed maps enable more effective...
Oct 04, 2012
The government's announcement on e-tolling in Gauteng may be delayed, the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project said on Thursday. Spokesperson Thabo Masebe said in a text message: "It (e-tolling) is still on, but the time has...
Oct 04, 2012
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South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli on Thursday appealed to “all South Africans” to respect the decision by the country’s highest court to allow for tolling to continue on Gauteng’s freeways. Speaking at a Transport Forum in...
Oct 03, 2012
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Oct 01, 2012
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Sep 28, 2012
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Sep 28, 2012
Transport authorities often find themselves either caught in the mine-field of doing too little planning – resulting in uncoordinated action – or trapped in planning paralysis, where planning becomes a substitute for action, says Intelligent Transport Society of...
Sep 28, 2012
The development and deployment of information technology (IT) systems to support its logistical functions have been used to improve efficiency in its other logistics companies, says AltX-listed logistics specialist group OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens.
Sep 25, 2012
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Government said over the weekend that it would, over the next few weeks, seek ways of reducing the “financial burden of social and economic services to the consumer”, as it embarked on the final round of talks surrounding the e-toll system on Gauteng’s upgraded...
Sep 21, 2012
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called for cool heads to prevail in the Gauteng e-tolling saga, and said the government was seeking a win-win approach for all involved. "Theoretically, if the government wants to go and collect tolls tomorrow, it can go ahead and...
Sep 20, 2012
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Thursday encouraged road users of the soon-to-be-tolled highways in Gauteng to wait and see the outcome of the North Gauteng High Court's review in November. This followed the Constitutional Court's (Concourt's)...
Sep 20, 2012
Gauteng motorists will hear on Thursday whether e-tolling will go ahead, when the Constitutional Court is expected to decide whether to overturn an interim interdict preventing e-tolling. The High Court in Pretoria granted the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance...
Sep 14, 2012
In its current state, Zimbabwe’s railway network would not be able to accommodate the anticipated growth in the country’s coal sector, Zimbabwe Ministry of Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development principal director Mufaro Gumbie said this week....
Sep 13, 2012
For South Africa to raise the developmental impact of its large-scale economic infrastructure investment programme, there is a need not only for improved planning within the energy, transport, water and telecommunications sectors, but also integrated planning across...
Sep 07, 2012
Global law firm White & Case LLP advised a group of lenders on the financing, design, construction and operation of a toll bridge in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The financing will result in this toll bridge being a strategic asset, linking the boroughs of Riviera and...
Aug 31, 2012
The Gauteng province has seen around R30-billion in expenditure on public transport infrastructure in recent years, largely through the development of the Gautrain and Johannesburg bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, and should see another, similar amount invested over...
 
 
 
 
Aug 15, 2012
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The National Treasury, along with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Wednesday moved to have the temporary interdict, restraining the tolling of some of Gauteng's freeways, set aside in the Constitutional Court until the full review of the...
Aug 10, 2012
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The bitumen supply shortage is straining road maintenance in South Africa, and could lead to smaller projects, such as pothole repairs, being deferred to focus on major infrastructure projects, Transport Minister Ben Martins said this week. The Gauteng Freeway...
Aug 06, 2012
The Gauteng province has seen around R30-billion in expenditure on public transport infrastructure in recent years, largely through the development of the Gautrain and Johannesburg bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, and should see another, similar amount invested over...
Aug 03, 2012
Freight forwarding arm Barloworld Logistics is renewing its focus on placing personnel, ensuring that superior executives in all key areas match the division’s technical expertise, says newly appointed Barloworld Logistics Operations executive Wendy Boschetti.
Aug 02, 2012
The North Gauteng High Court will hear the e-toll case on November 26, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), which was granted an interdict in April to stop the launch of e-tolling in Gauteng, said on Thursday. The National Treasury is challenging the...
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
A new online urban bus rapid transit (BRT) tool helps decision makers understand the full array of features and skills needed to provide BRT vehicles, technology and services, say Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC) researchers.
Jul 27, 2012
A country’s transport system is the “conveyor belt” of any economy, says Forum of European Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) president Joris Al.
Jul 20, 2012
A new electronic ticketing solution was officially launched in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, offering commuters using People Mover and Durban Transport buses throughout eThekwini as cashless experience. KwaZulu-Natal Transport member of the executive council Willies...
Jul 20, 2012
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The best possible solutions needed to be explored for the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said in Johannesburg on Friday. "There should be no overburdening of poor people with added cost," Motlanthe...
 
 
 
 
Jul 20, 2012
There are many reasons the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) is against the tolling of Gauteng’s freeways, says chairperson Wayne Duvenage, one of these being what the alliance believes has been a lack of consultation on the project.
Jul 19, 2012
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There is no reliable evidence of the safety benefits of buses and heavy trucks having lower speeds limits to adhere to than passenger cars, suggests new research by the Stellenbosch University (SU). In 1999, following a fatal bus collision involving British...
Jul 10, 2012
Africa required an estimated $360-billion to implement basic regional backbone infrastructure across the continent by 2040, said African Development Bank (AfDB) manager of regional integration and trade Ralph Olaye on Tuesday. The implementation of sufficient...
Jul 09, 2012
A country’s transport system is the “conveyor belt” of any economy, said Forum of European Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) president Joris Al on Monday. Speaking at the Southern African Transport Conference, held in Pretoria, the Dutch citizen noted that a...
Jul 06, 2012
Johannesburg has one and so does Cape Town. Port Elizabeth almost had one, Rustenburg is planning one, and Tshwane may finally roll out one after a delay of several years.
Jul 06, 2012
Companies are increasingly partnering with a professional service provider who meets all their transport and logistics requirements, says transport, warehousing, distribution and logistics solutions company Value Logistics.
Jul 06, 2012
State-owned enterprise the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has, in a joint venture with the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCM), invested more than R21-million to repair and maintain the Buffalo Bridge that links East London to the western bank of...
Jul 03, 2012
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About 3 000 Kwazulu-Natal taxis are set to be equipped with electronic fare collection technology. JSE-listed DigiCore Holdings, owner of Ctrack, has announced that it has concluded an agreement with Translog Management, which will see the roll-out of its Tap-I-Fare...
Jul 02, 2012
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There are many reasons the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) is against the tolling of Gauteng’s freeways, says chairperson Wayne Duvenage, one of these being what the alliance believes has been a lack of consultation on the project. “If you get 28...
Jun 29, 2012
Road and rail infrastructure improvement projects by entities such as the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), State-owned logistics group Transnet and the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) are highly advantageous for the future of the...
 
 
 
 
Jun 21, 2012
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Cabinet will consider proposed alternatives to e-tolling, government and the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Thursday. They two camps said in a joint statement they would continue to consult on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP).
Jun 19, 2012
A Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (RIMP), which could involve cross-border projects with a combined investment value of up to $500-billion, has been finalised and will be presented to the subregion’s heads of State...
Jun 18, 2012
After five years at the helm, Wayne Duvenage on Monday announced his resignation as CEO of Avis Rent a Car to explore new opportunities, but said he would continue to work on the legal case opposing the introduction of e-tolling on Gauteng’s upgraded highways....
Jun 15, 2012
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Government has started the first of many engagements with the private sector to assess the solutions offered as an alternative to the e-tolling system on the upgraded Gauteng highways, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Friday. Motlanthe, who is heading up...
Jun 15, 2012
Shortages of fuel and some imported basic commodities in economically troubled Malawi have affected the implementation schedules of major road construction projects, leading to ballooning costs for the projects, which are largely financed by international donors.
 
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