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Nov 14, 2013
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South Africa requires a new freight railway line between Durban and Gauteng, much more than it needs a high-speed passenger service, says University of Johannesburg Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management head professor Jackie Walters. He notes that there...
Nov 11, 2013
The local road construction industry would remain under pressure in the short term with real relief only possible once the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), started long-delayed tolling on the Gauteng freeways, said Raubex Group CEO Rudolf Fourie...
Nov 07, 2013
Large fabricator and rolling stock manufacturer Galison Manufacturing reports that it is well positioned to take advantage of government’s planned major increased spend in wagons and locomotives as part of its National Infrastructure Plan. Earlier this year, the...
Nov 07, 2013
The shift from road to rail will benefit passengers and help to reduce carbon emissions, while incorporation of best practices, as pioneered in Germany, will help with the regional integration and management of African railways. The second Annual African Railway...
Nov 07, 2013
The inadequate state of the South African railway industry in the past decade poses a challenge in meeting the requirement for rapid infrastructure development to support the country’s urbanisation and economic growth, says auditing, consulting and financial advisory...
Nov 07, 2013
ON TRACK FOR TOMORROW The revitalisation of rail will ensure economic growth for South Africa
During the next 25 to 30 years, the number of containers moved between Durban and Gauteng will be almost ten times what the figure currently is, says head of the government’s steering committee for the country’s Gauteng-based  aerotropolis project, Jack van der...
Nov 07, 2013
Two political parties plan to take legal action against e-tolling in Gauteng, the parties announced on Wednesday. The Freedom Front Plus said it would launch a court application to have the e-toll Act declared unconstitutional.
Oct 31, 2013
Concor Roads & Earthworks, an operating division of South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts Construction, is hoping to secure the next phase of the Bakwena toll concession, expected to start in January 2014, reports Concor Roads & Earthworks MD Eric...
Oct 31, 2013
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Oct 31, 2013
The the rehabilitation project of a section of national road R23, between Standerton and Greylingstad, in Mpumalanga, is 8% completed and expected to be complete in June 2016, says Roadcrete Africa, a 100% subsidiary of construction and engineering group Basil Read.
Oct 31, 2013
The eThekwini municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, has upgraded its road classification database to comply with national policy through a R9.5-million project undertaken by engineering and development consultant SMEC South Africa.
Oct 30, 2013
A PwC report on ten African countries on Wednesday named Nigeria and Ghana as Africa’s rising stars in terms of their future prospects for the transportation and logistics industry. PwC capital projects and infrastructure solutions associate director Andrew Shaw said...
Oct 24, 2013
DIPUO PETERSThe Department of Transport has called on stakeholders in the various industrial sectors with high transport demands, such as the mining industry, to participate in the implementation of the National Transport Master Plan
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged members of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) and similar platforms to provide government with knowledge and input on ways to improve South Africa’s transport infrastructure ahead of the remodelling...
Oct 23, 2013
Investment in projects by State-owned companies, including the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) R123-billion fleet renewal programme, would account for the largest investments in economic infrastructure by the public sector over the medium-term...
Oct 22, 2013
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Barloworld Logistics CEO Steve Ford and TFR CEO Siyabonga Gama
State-owned railways utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has signed yet another collaborative deal with a private logistics partner as it seeks to accelerate the implementation of South Africa’s stated goal of shifting rail-friendly cargo from the country’s roads...
Oct 17, 2013
Gauteng’s 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25) should be completed by the end of October, with the period for public feedback on the document now closed, says ITMP25 project leader Jack van der Merwe. He notes that the completed ITMP25 will now be...
Oct 17, 2013
Establishing special courts where e-toll non-payers can be prosecuted will create an added burden for motorists, Sacci said on Thursday. "These structures will create an additional fiscal burden which road users will have to pay for and will duplicate existing...
Oct 14, 2013
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The reported plan to establish e-toll courts is alarming, the Democratic Alliance's Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Monday. "Government's plan to create courts to prosecute people who do not pay e-tolls must sound the alarm bells for all Gauteng...
Oct 14, 2013
State-owned Eskom on Monday said it had cut back on its coal-hauling times on the back of a recent spate of driver fatalities on Mpumalanga roads. The trucking of coal to Eskom’s power stations, which was an around-the-clock operation, would be halted from 18:00 on...
 
 
 
 
Oct 10, 2013
South Africa’s road transport industry “is definitely starting to feel the impact” of certain classes of cargo increasingly shifting to rail, says UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) corporate planning and marketing GM Rory Schulz.   “As government develops the various...
Oct 10, 2013
Research indicates that road accidents cost the South African economy at least R306-billion a year, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.   This cost includes loss of skills, providing emergency medical and post-crash services, such as road repairs and clean-up...
Oct 10, 2013
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged members of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci), and other platforms like it, to provide government with knowledge and input on ways to improve South Africa’s transport infrastructure ahead of the...
Oct 10, 2013
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A ground swell of protest to Gauteng's e-tolls once implemented is unlikely, acting GCIS CEO Phumla Williams said on Thursday. "The increase of people already tagged does not indicate that a large number of people will be protesting," she told reporters in Pretoria...
Oct 09, 2013
The Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Wednesday in its e-toll challenge against the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). Judge Fritz Brand said the appeal was refused and no order for...
Oct 07, 2013
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E-tolling in Gauteng will most likely be implemented by the end of the year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Monday. "Last week we finalised the regulations and this week we will be dealing with the tariff structure and starting the process to... publicise...
Oct 04, 2013
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South Africa requires a new freight railway line between Durban and Gauteng, much more than it needs a high-speed passenger service, said University of Johannesburg Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management head Professor Jackie Walters on Thursday....
Oct 03, 2013
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”...
Oct 03, 2013
Supply chain and logistics group Imperial Logistics has acquired a 60% stake in bulk transporter KWS Carriers. The new acquisition slots into the company’s Bulk Commodity Services division, enhancing its capacity to deliver supply-chain solutions to the mining and...
Oct 03, 2013
Jack van der Merwe
Gauteng’s 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25) should be completed by the end of October, with the period for public feedback on the document now closed, said ITMP25 project leader Jack van der Merwe on Thursday. Speaking in Johannesburg at a Transport...
 
 
 
 
Sep 30, 2013
JSE-listed construction and engineering group Basil Read’s Roads division has been awarded a R240-million contract to build the New Redhouse Chelsea Interchange in Port Elizabeth. The contract, which was awarded by the South African National Roads Agency, will entail...
Sep 26, 2013
Gauteng’s population was growing at around 20 000 people a month, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. He says people were flowing into the province, the country’s economic powerhouse, from all over the country, as well as north of South Africa....
Sep 26, 2013
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There was strong reaction from civil society, political parties, and religious groups on Thursday to the signing of the e-tolling bill into law. The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), the Democratic Alliance, the Freedom Front Plus, the ANC Youth League,...
Sep 25, 2013
President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill – paving the way for e-tolling, the Presidency said on Wednesday. "The President... has, in terms of Section 84 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,...
Sep 25, 2013
Legislation allows Sanral to explore options other than tolling to fund Gauteng's freeways, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) should, therefore, have kept an open mind on the matter, despite...
Sep 19, 2013
ROAD SAFETY CONCERN The Master Builders Association North is questioning the mindset and culture in South Africa that makes it acceptable to have so many road incidents
South African road accidents in the construction sector are increasing, according to insurance company Federated Employers Mutual (FEM) MD Thelma Pugh and industry body Master Builders Association North (MBA North) construction health and safety manager Doug Michell....
Sep 19, 2013
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is awaiting President Jacob Zuma’s signature on the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, before it can start the roll-out of electronic, or e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways, says Sanral CEO Nazir...
Sep 19, 2013
Seamless transport in South Africa and across the borders of the Southern African Development Community countries will help improve regional integration and growth and will be bolstered by the TransAfrica Expo, says Department of Transport Integrated Transport chief...
Sep 19, 2013
JSE-listed logistics group OneLogix reports steady volumes across its businesses and its logistics trunk extending into Africa is bearing fruit, with 15% of group revenue generated outside South Africa. OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens says the group aims to capitalise on...
Sep 18, 2013
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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters
Research indicated that road accidents cost the South African economy at least R306-billion a year, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Wednesday at a media briefing in Cape Town.   This cost included loss of skills, providing emergency medical and post-crash...
 
 
 
 
Sep 18, 2013
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The commencement date for e-tolling on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) has yet to be determined, according to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. In a written reply to a parliamentary question, she said the transport department was awaiting the...
Sep 17, 2013
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South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli's salary package did not increase by R1.1-million but by R332 000, the company said on Tuesday. "It is also important for the sake of fairness that the context in which salary increases occur, are...
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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