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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
Aug 20, 2013
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Aug 19, 2013
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Aug 16, 2013
 
 
 
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...
Jul 19, 2013
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Bar the ongoing legal wrangle between government and the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance, all that stood between Gauteng motorists and the start of e-tolling on the province’s major highways is President Jacob Zuma's signature. Deputy Transport Minister...
Jul 19, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has cofunded a project with the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Transport (DoT) to upgrade the intersection at the R102, P535 and P743 route, converting it into a 35 m ‘turbo’ traffic circle.
Jul 16, 2013
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Jul 12, 2013
The Trans-Kalahari Highway is about to experience a massive investment of about N$1.3-billion with the creation of Route 301, linking Gobabis directly to Grootfontein, thus enhancing the Trans-Caprivi Highway as well.
Jul 12, 2013
If everything goes according to plan, Gauteng’s 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25) could be “published by the end of July”, says ITMP25 project leader Jack van der Merwe. The 25-year plan is being developed on the back of a realisation that current...
 
 
 
 
Jul 12, 2013
The Roadcrete Africa division of JSE-listed construction and engineering group, Basil Read, has been awarded a contract by the South African National Roads Agency for the rehabilitation of 26 km of the R23 national road between Platrand and Standerton, in the Lekwa...
Jul 11, 2013
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The roll-out of e-tolling on Gauteng’s freeways was a “good workable system”, said Imperial Logistics chief integration officer Cobus Rossouw on Wednesday, speaking in his personal capacity. Delivering a presentation at the Southern African Transport Conference,...
Jul 10, 2013
A new research study released by the CSIR Built Environment on Wednesday revealed that Gauteng is the top performing province in terms of its logistics capability, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. Mpumalanga was ranked fourth, the Free State fifth,...
Jul 08, 2013
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All that stood between Gauteng motorists and the start of e-tolling on the province’s major highways was President Jacob Zuma's signature. Deputy Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga said on Monday that her department was awaiting the President’s signature on the...
Jul 02, 2013
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The public is not fooled by the reduced e-toll tariffs, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Tuesday. "They [the public] know the rate of today is not the rate of tomorrow," Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage said in a statement.
Jun 28, 2013
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) began construction for the R816-million improvement of the N2/M41 Mount Edgecombe interchange north of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), last month.
Jun 26, 2013
If everything went according to plan, Gauteng’s 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25) could be “published by the end of July”, said ITMP25 project leader Jack van der Merwe on Tuesday. The 25-year plan was developed on the back of a realisation that...
Jun 21, 2013
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 20, 2013
The Roadcrete Africa division of JSE-listed construction and engineering group, Basil Read, said on Thursday that it had been awarded a contract by the South African National Roads Agency for the rehabilitation of 26 km of the R23 national road between Platrand and...
Jun 14, 2013
The transport sector delivers economic and social benefits by connecting firms to international and regional markets. However, supporting infrastructure is costly and requires large investment in railway construction and aviation, as well as ports and harbours, and...
 
 
 
 
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
Bay West Mall
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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Kgalema Motlanthe
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...
May 31, 2013
Government must suspend e-tolling if it wants to support economic growth, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance said on Friday. Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage said the organisation supported President Jacob Zuma's call for South Africans to promote activities...
May 30, 2013
In the current financial year, the Gauteng Roads and Transport Department would focus its attention on the City Deep freight terminal and to further planning for the Tambo Springs inland port, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Public Transport Ismail Vadi said on Thursday....
 
 
 
 
May 28, 2013
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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 on Tuesday as he delivered his...
May 27, 2013
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Transport Minister Ben Martins and the South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) have published draft regulations and notices relating to the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), for public comment. “We, as Sanral, are ready to implement the...
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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