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Roads News

SA’s primary highway network as good as any, says consultancy

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 South Africa’s national highway network is comparable to some of the best road networks in the world, including those of developed countries, says KPMG infrastructure advisory head De Buys Scott. 

Locally made wind-turbine tower sections set off from Atlantis factory 

By: Terence Creamer     19th October 2015 The transportation of locally manufactured wind-turbine tower sections began on October 19, with abnormal-load trucks setting off from Atlantis, in the Western Cape, on a 1 000 km, four-day journey to Noupoort, in the Northern Cape, where an 80 MW power plant is under construction. The turbine... 

Locally made wind-turbine tower sections set off from Atlantis factory
Noupoort Wind Farm programme manager Savva Antoniadis

Outa slams Sanral’s bid to seek Parliament’s approval for withholding of licences  

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th October 2015 The Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has called on Parliament to reject the South African National Road Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) bid to have motorists’ vehicle licence renewals withheld for outstanding e-toll bills, saying the move would lead to South Africa becoming the “first... 

Outa slams Sanral’s bid to seek Parliament’s approval for withholding of licences

E-tolls: Did 1% of SA’s roads ruin Nazir Alli's legacy? 

By: News24Wire      16th October 2015 It might only make up 1% of the roads covered by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral), but the 201km worth of e-toll roads in Gauteng will likely be outgoing CEO Nazir Alli’s lasting legacy. The outgoing CEO, who reached Sanral’s official retirement age of 65 in August, told... 

E-tolls: Did 1% of SA’s roads ruin Nazir Alli's legacy?
Photo by Duane Daws
Sanral CEO Nazir Alli

Pneumatic tool range expanded with launch of motor drills, breakers

     16th October 2015 International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic (CP) unveiled its Red Hawk range of motor drills and breakers, in July this year. The range is available in three options and is suitable for roads, railways and drilling applications, providing users with a range of rugged and... 

ECSA says disciplinary action could follow bridge-collapse probe 

By: Terence Creamer     15th October 2015 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) reported on Thursday that it would decide whether or not to take disciplinary action against any ECSA-registered person involved in the project to build a pedestrian bridge over Johannesburg’s M1 motorway only after the conclusion of its... 

ECSA says disciplinary action could follow bridge-collapse probe

Poor transport links stifle economic growth in Africa

     14th October 2015 Within sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) there are fifteen landlocked countries, with an average distance of 1 000 km to the sea, says WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff  Africa development, transportation and infrastructure divisional director Vishaal Lutchman. This means these countries are reliant on... 

Poor transport links stifle economic growth in Africa

ANC using Sanral CEO as scapegoat, says anti-toll group

By: News24Wire      12th October 2015 The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday that it is too easy for the African National Congress (ANC) to “finger out” the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli as its scapegoat over Gauteng’s e-tolls debacle. “Government’s ministers and director... 

ANC using Sanral CEO as scapegoat, says anti-toll group
Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage

E-tolls discussed at NGC

By: News24Wire      12th October 2015 Chairperson of the Economic Transformation commissions, Enoch Gondongwana, on Sunday said the e-tolls were discussed at length during the National General Council. "Particularly by people from Gauteng," said Gondongwana. 

E-tolls discussed at NGC

CSIR unveils new pothole detection solution

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th October 2015 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a semi-autonomous solution for early pothole detection to potentially replace the often time-consuming expensive manual road inspection. Showcasing the Visual Surveying Platform (VSP), CSIR senior research technologist... 

CSIR unveils new pothole detection solution

Equipment firm’s Gauteng distribution hub focuses on improved regional logistics

By: Schalk Burger     9th October 2015 International heavy-equipment engine manufacturer Cummins’ regional distribution centre (RDC) in Woodmead, Gauteng, has halved the average logistics distribution time for clients in Southern Africa and allowed for critical or long-lead stock to be kept closer to client sites, says Cummins Global... 

Moz rejects cross-border river transport plan on navigability, volume concerns

By: Keith Campbell     9th October 2015 Mozambique has had to reject a proposal from the Malawian government to develop commercial river traffic along the Shire and Zambesi rivers. This was recently announced by Mozambican Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Mesquita, following a meeting between representatives of the... 

JRA adopts Web-based system to improve infrastructure maintenance

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     7th October 2015 A recently introduced Smart City solution has enabled the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) to develop a complete view of the city’s roads inventory, with over 1.6-million images and 700 000 locations of JRA assets being captured onto the system for tracking, monitoring and management. The assets... 

JRA adopts Web-based system to improve infrastructure maintenance

Cosatu e-toll march contradicts earlier stance

By: News24Wire      7th October 2015 The City of Cape Town on Wednesday questioned Cosatu's protest against e-tolls - as part of a long list of demands - when the union federation's Western Cape arm did not support recent court action against Sanral's Cape toll plans. The Western Cape High Court on September 30, in setting aside the... 

Cosatu e-toll march contradicts earlier stance

Eco Mobility festival kicks off in Sandton

By: African News Agency      5th October 2015 The much anticipated traffic restrictions into Sandton, Johannesburg, began Monday as the EcoMobility World Festival took off. Organisers said the festival aims to demonstrate the possibilities and benefits of urban mobility without dependency on private cars in a city. 

Eco Mobility festival kicks off in Sandton

Traffic congestion costs SA over R1bn – Joburg mayor

By: News24Wire      2nd October 2015 New forms of mobility are needed to ensure the escalating cost of traffic congestion is brought to a halt, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said on Thursday. "As it stands, the economic impact that results from congestion in the whole of South Africa is over R1-billion, and Johannesburg accounts for... 

Traffic congestion costs SA over R1bn – Joburg mayor

ANCYL to lobby mother body to scrap e-tolls

By: News24Wire      1st October 2015 The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League (ANCYL) will lobby the mother body in a bid to have e-tolls scrapped, secretary general Njabulo Nzuza said on Thursday. "The ANC is the organisation of the people and it should therefore listen to the people when they say they do not want e-tolls,"... 

ANCYL to lobby mother body to scrap e-tolls

Cape toll ruling could put Gauteng under spotlight

By: News24Wire      1st October 2015 Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage has lauded the Western Cape High Court's ruling to set aside road agency Sanral's decision to toll highways in the Western Cape. "We think it is an excellent ruling and we think it is going to open up a lot of conjecture and a... 

Cape toll ruling could put Gauteng under spotlight
Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage

Monday will be real beginning of EcoMobility Festival – city

By: News24Wire      1st October 2015 The road closures and traffic changes in the Sandton central business district over the course of October for the EcoMobility World Festival will be fully operational come Monday, said the City of Johannesburg. Lisa Seftel, executive transport director at the city, told News24 the dry run on... 

Monday will be real beginning of EcoMobility Festival – city

Sanral weighs up legal options in wake of losing tolling case 

By: African News Agency      30th September 2015 The South African National Roads Agengy Limited (Sanral) is weighing up its legal options after losing its fight to proceed with tolling in the Western Cape. Earlier on Wednesday, Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward ruled in favour of the City of Cape Town, effectively scrapping the... 

Sanral weighs up legal options in wake of losing tolling case

Court rules against Sanral on Cape tolls

By: News24Wire      30th September 2015 Sanral's decision to toll highways in the Western Cape has been set aside. The Western Cape High Court ruled in the City of Cape Town's favour on Wednesday when judgment was delivered in the City’s battle against Sanral's decision to toll highways in the province. 

Court rules against Sanral on Cape tolls

Motorists furious about Sandton carmageddon dry run

By: News24Wire      29th September 2015 Motorists heading into the Sandton CBD on Tuesday morning expressed their anger on social media about road closures and backed-up traffic during a dry run for the looming EcoMobility World Festival. To make things worse, the afternoon peak was expected to see another dry run take place for the... 

Motorists furious about Sandton carmageddon dry run

Western Cape High Court expected to deliver judgement in e-tolls case tomorrow

By: African News Agency      29th September 2015 Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward is expected to deliver judgement in the controversial e-tolls case on Wednesday. The City of Cape Town approached the Western Cape High Court earlier this year in a bid to have the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) set aside its decision... 

Western Cape High Court expected to deliver judgement in e-tolls case tomorrow

30% drop in Sandton traffic will be a success – City

By: News24Wire      23rd September 2015 A 30% drop in traffic on roads leading to Sandton, and into the business hub itself, during the EcoMobility Festival would be a success, the City of Johannesburg said on Tuesday. Lisa Seftel, executive transport director at the City of Johannesburg said traffic engineers had said that if just 30%... 

30% drop in Sandton traffic will be a success – City

Rail Green Paper envisages standard gauge network, private sector involvement 

By: Irma Venter     22nd September 2015 South Africa’s National Rail Policy Green Paper, unveiled on Tuesday by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, proposed a move from Cape gauge to standard gauge, as well as selected participation by the private sector in the domestic rail network. The Green Paper aimed to solicit input from relevant... 

Rail Green Paper envisages standard gauge network, private sector involvement

Blame game heats up over Sanral toll project 

By: News24Wire      21st September 2015 A blame game has erupted over much-needed maintenance of Cape Town’s national roads, after a court interdict stalled the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) from creating a new tolling system to fund its upgrade and maintenance programme. The 180km long N1 N2 Winelands Toll Project has been a... 

Public urged to speak up on e-tolls regulations 

By: News24Wire      18th September 2015 The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) urged the public to comment on e-toll regulation changes on Friday. This is in response to a notice released by the Department of Transport in the Government Gazette, in which it requested the public to comment on proposed changes to Gauteng's... 

Public urged to speak up on e-tolls regulations

Sandton’s month-long road closures a necessary lesson – Tau 

By: Natalie Greve     17th September 2015 The EcoMobility World Festival 2015 may have raised the ire of workers in the Sandton central business district (CBD), in Johannesburg, but remains firmly defended by Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau, who described the initiative to journalists on Thursday as an event that will conscientise the... 

Sandton’s month-long road closures a necessary lesson – Tau

Sanral needs R10bn for Winelands toll road project 

By: Natalie Greve     8th September 2015 The South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) on Tuesday revealed that the initial cost of work undertaken as part of the N1/N2 Winelands toll project would be R10-billion, which would be funded through a user-pays tolling system. “The notion that Sanral should fund this project from... 

Sanral needs R10bn for Winelands toll road project

Huguenot Tunnel to be expanded to dual carriageway 

By: Natalie Greve     8th September 2015 A rise in traffic volumes has necessitated the development of a second, northerly bore at the Western Cape’s Huguenot Tunnel to allow for a dual carriageway, South Africa announced during a media briefing at the tunnel on Tuesday. The 4 km tunnel reduced the road travelling distance between Paarl... 

Transport management needs macroeconomic approach, urges logistics professor

By: Shirley le Guern     7th September 2015 South Africa is a transport challenged country and, although transport-related issues should be a government priority, this is not the case and government has not yet mastered managing transport and logistics from a macroeconomic perspective, Stellenbosch University (SU) logistics professor Jan... 

Transport management needs macroeconomic approach, urges logistics professor
SU logistics professor Jan Havenga

Streamlined industrial group focusing on high-barrier-to-entry markets

By: Schalk Burger     4th September 2015 Industrial and logistics company KAP posted robust results for the 2015 financial year, ended June 30, including reducing its debt-to-equity ratio from 40% to 27%, in a tough and competitive environment. The board and management are “comfortable” with the streamlined structure and performance of... 

South Africa short on up to 250 ITS specialists 

By: Irma Venter     3rd September 2015 Conservatively speaking, South Africa is short between 150 and 250 intelligent transport system (ITS) engineers, technologists and technicians. This shortage exists in the private and public sectors, with the latter especially hard hit, says Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa CEO Dr... 

South Africa short on up to 250 ITS specialists

Transport department to run eNaTIS soon

By: RDM News Wire      31st August 2015 The high court in Pretoria has struck another blow to the technology company that is trying to hold on to the lucrative contract to operate the electronic national administration traffic information system (eNaTIS). Judge Wendy Hughes on Friday last week approved the Department of Transport’s... 

Transport department to run eNaTIS soon

JRA to invest R99m in existing road improvements

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th August 2015 The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will spend R99-million to improve and maintain road infrastructure in the city’s B region. The B region included relatively developed suburbs such as Windsor, Albertville, Blairgowrie, Bryanston, Bosmont, Coronationville, Cresta, Emmarentia, Greenside,... 

JRA to invest R99m in existing road improvements

Alli's 'olive branch' to De Lille over tolling

By: News24Wire      27th August 2015 Sanral CEO Nazir Alli wrote to the city to seek a “win-win solution” and avoid legal action over tolling, but at the same time he said tolls were the only way to fund a project to upgrade roads. This emerged from correspondence between mayor Patricia de Lille and Sanral after the parastatal... 

Alli's 'olive branch' to De Lille over tolling
Photo by Duane Daws
Sanral CEO Nazir Alli

Sars’ customs legislation overhaul to be rolled out in phases

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th August 2015 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) plans to unpack a number of new Acts that will change the landscape of the customs framework, and will provide some highlights of what to expect from an Act that has left the freight transportation industry somewhat apprehensive, within the next two... 

Sars’ customs legislation overhaul to be rolled out in phases

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