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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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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...
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.
 
 
 
 
Jun 08, 2012
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Gauteng will require additional container terminal capacity by 2016, when City Deep, in Johannesburg, will reach its full capacity, Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Qedani Mahlangu said Friday. Container movements to the province was projected to grow to over...
Jun 06, 2012
The Constitutional Court will hear arguments in the e-toll case on August 15, chairperson of the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) Wayne Duvenage said on Wednesday. "The Constitutional Court has indicated that they will sit on August 15 to hear the leave...
Jun 05, 2012
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The Department of Transport (DoT) has finalised a project delivery support mechanism with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for provinces to tackle road capacity and other related challenges, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said Tuesday....
Jun 01, 2012
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The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said government still failed to adequately define of the proposed user-pay system for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) and disclose details regarding its application. The organisation’s statement...
Jun 01, 2012
The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission’s (PICC’s) seventh Strategic Integrated Project (Sip 7) focuses on using coordinated development of urban and integrated transport networks to establish cities as engines of growth and development, two...
May 31, 2012
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has requested a meeting with the Inter-Ministerial Committee established to deal with the current opposition to and legal interdict against the implementation of e-tolling on Gauteng’s upgraded motorways. The committee is led by...
May 31, 2012
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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has insisted that any additional financial support extended to stabilise the financial position of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will have no impact on South Africa’s Budget deficit position. It was...
May 31, 2012
The SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will be repositioned and CEO Nazir Alli will remain at the helm, said Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele on Thursday. Alli tendered his resignation as CEO earlier in the month, but on Thursday it was announced he would stay...
May 31, 2012
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Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday that Cabinet had reaffirmed its decision to fund the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) through a user-pay system. He also said government remained open to further consultation, but stressed the need for...
May 29, 2012
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Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg has come out in strong support of his South African counterpart, Pravin Gordhan, on the issue of moving ahead with the electronic tolling of Gauteng’s motorways. Borg, who the Financial Times ranked last year as Europe’s top...
 
 
 
 
May 23, 2012
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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, on behalf of the government, has applied for leave to appeal against the interdict by the North Gauteng High Court that is preventing the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) from collecting tolls on the upgraded...
May 18, 2012
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The delay in the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), was "unhelpful", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Friday. Last month the North Gauteng High Court granted an urgent interdict against e-tolling, placing the project on hold...
May 17, 2012
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A default by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on its R20-billion debt incurred in improving Gauteng's highway network "is not an option", government spokesman Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday. "Government will pull [out] everything it can to...
May 16, 2012
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South Africa has performed better than its Brics counterparts in the latest World Bank logistics survey, which examines global trade logistics performance in 155 countries. In its ‘Connecting to Compete 2012: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy’ report, the...
May 14, 2012
The Free State government owed roads builder Raubex several million rand for work done in South Africa’s central province, said Raubex financial and commercial director Francois Diedrechsen on Monday. “We are carrying R70-odd-million in our balance sheet, but...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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