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Apr 12, 2013
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Ninety per cent of motorists travelling on Gauteng roads will pay less than R200 a month on e-tolling, the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) said on Friday. "Travelling on Gauteng's roads when e-tolling has been implemented in two months' time will cost...
Apr 11, 2013
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has dismissed allegations that it will implement the same Open Road Tolling system in Cape Town as it has in Gauteng. Sanral has labelled the allegations as “grossly misleading”.
Apr 11, 2013
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E-tolling on Gauteng roads will begin within the next two months, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Thursday. "What we are now waiting for is the completion of the parliamentary process, half of which is already done," Sanral...
Apr 11, 2013
Construction consortium Infralink on Wednesday officially opened Zimbabwe’s first toll plaza – Ntabazinduna – 20 km outside Bulawayo. The plaza was the first of eight to be constructed as part of the R1.4-billion Phase 1 of the Zimbabwean government’s strategic...
Apr 05, 2013
Sixteen-year-old ITS Engineers, a consulting engineering firm specialising in transportation engineering and planning, has  broadened its scope of business by establishing a transport economics and freight logistics consulting unit within the company. Dr Hubert Joynt...
Mar 28, 2013
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Several Western Cape mayors vowed on Thursday to join the fight against e-tolling in the province. "We, the mayors of the DA-led municipalities of Stellenbosch, Theewaterskloof, Drakenstein, Breede Valley, and the Winelands District want to express our unconditional...
Mar 25, 2013
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An application to halt construction of the N1-N2 Winelands toll highway project in Cape Town will be heard in May, a city official said on Monday. Transport and roads mayoral committee member Brett Herron said the urgent interdict application had been set down for...
Mar 22, 2013
The introduction of road-pricing reform is suggested by the University of Sydney’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies founding director, David Hensher, as a viable solution to the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) e-tolling woes....
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
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Mar 05, 2013
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Legislation paving the way for putting e-tolling on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) into practice was approved in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Introducing debate on the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, Transport Minister Ben...
Feb 26, 2013
South Africa’s automotive dealers remained optimistic about new vehicle sales in the year ahead, despite expectations that growth in the new vehicle market would moderate in 2013, vehicle financier WesBank’s latest Vehicle sales Confidence Indicator (WVsCI) for the...
Feb 26, 2013
Despite general margin squeeze from rising input costs, competition and prolonged transport strikes, logistics services provider OneLogix on Monday reported double-digit growth in a number of key financial markers for the six months ended November 2012. Operating...
Feb 25, 2013
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Feb 22, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has appointed Toyota South Africa Motors president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl as its president for 2013. Van Zyl succeeded Volkswagen Group South Africa MD David Powels.
Feb 20, 2013
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A constitutional law expert has called on the government to hold a referendum on the e-tolls project, according to a report on Wednesday. By holding a referendum on the controversial issue, the government would demonstrate an interest in people's opinions on the...
Feb 15, 2013
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Feb 15, 2013
The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) is inviting proposals from consulting firms for five assignments to be undertaken in preparation for multimillion-dollar road projects. The assignments include provision of consultancy services for the feasibility study and detailed...
Feb 08, 2013
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It would take several years and at least $15-billion to bring Zimbabwe’s basic infrastructure back to an acceptable level, said Frost & Sullivan environmental and building technologies research analyst Derrick Chikanga. Speaking to Engineering News Online, he said...
Feb 08, 2013
After the October 2011 bitumen shortage in South Africa, suppliers are better prepared for government’s planned infrastructure plans until 2030, as a result of valuable lessons learnt in the management of bitumen during such shortages, says asphalt supplier Much...
Feb 05, 2013
The Department of Roads in Zimbabwe had commissioned Royal HaskoningDHV to conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability of construction and tolling to improve the road between Harare and the Beitbridge border post. The study – which would be carried out in...
Feb 01, 2013
Petroleum products group Engen has completed a two-year greening pilot project, during which it made multiple energy and water saving alterations at selected service stations in neighbouring countries.
Feb 01, 2013
Professional consulting engineering company SMEC South Africa has completed the two-phase R55 project, which entailed upgrading a 6m wide single carriageway to a dual carriageway – comprising four lanes, two each in the opposite direction, five bridges across the...
Jan 25, 2013
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The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) welcomed a ruling by the High Court in Pretoria on Friday granting it leave to appeal against a previous judgment made by the court. "[It is]... the alliance's sincere belief that their case to halt e-tolls has strong...
Jan 22, 2013
The High Court in Pretoria will hear an application to appeal against e-tolling on Friday, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said. "Outa remains committed to this case, which largely seeks to protect citizen's constitutional rights, along with...
Jan 18, 2013
Professional consulting engineering company SMEC South Africa (formerly Vela VKE) is playing a major role in the development of public transport in the Rustenburg area, in the North-West Province.
Jan 09, 2013
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has filed its appeal against e-tolls in the Pretoria High Court, the organisation said on Wednesday. Outa chairman Musa Strachan said the application for leave to appeal was filed in court on Tuesday.
Jan 08, 2013
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) will appeal a court ruling that thwarted its bid to have e-tolls in Gauteng scrapped, it said on Monday evening. "We will be appealing the e-toll judgment," chairperson Wayne Duvenage said.
Dec 18, 2012
JSE-listed construction company Basil Read has been awarded a contract to build a 22 km road to Swakop Uranium’s new R12-billion Husab mine project in Namibia. The construction of the R193-million road is expected to be completed in February 2014. Eleven metres...
Dec 14, 2012
The Malawi government is inviting expressions of interest from consulting firms that are keen to provide supervision services for the construction of the Jenda–Edingeni–Euthini road, in the north of the country.
Dec 13, 2012
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Gauteng road users have been urged to not buy e-tags after the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday dismissed an application to scrap e-tolls. "Don't register! Don't buy e-tags!" the Congress of South African Trade Unions said in a statement.
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Water, energy and air solutions specialist Nalco Africa, the joint venture between Nalco, an Ecolab Company (NYSE-listed) and Protea Chemicals, a division of the JSE-listed Omnia group, started intensifying its offering of dust control solutions to the Southern...
Dec 06, 2012
The "drive-slow" protest against e-tolling started just after 09:00 on Thursday in Braamfontein and Katlehong, east of Johannesburg. People were singing "Senzeni na" (What have we done [to deserve this]) outside Cosatu House to kickstart the protest.
Dec 05, 2012
Cosatu will take to the highways in cars on Thursday to protest against e-tolling in Gauteng, it said on Wednesday. "We won't be marching and demonstrating with our feet this time; we will be demonstrating with our wheels," Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu)...
Nov 30, 2012
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has opened an N2 bypass for vehicles travelling between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, following extensive damage to the highway during heavy rains in October. A portion of the road...
Nov 30, 2012
The Gautrain system operator, Bombela, has introduced three new bus routes this month, while several existing routes have also been optimised by adding a number of new stops. Bombela says “these enhancements” are the result of customer feedback. It adds that the...
Nov 28, 2012
Gauteng motorists will only know later what the fate of the Gauteng e-tolling system will be, after the High Court in Pretoria reserved judgment on the matter on Wednesday. "I don't have to say this, but judgment is reserved," Judge Louis Vorster said.
Nov 27, 2012
The public outcry against the tolling of Gauteng's highways was related to the tariffs, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. "I think we should make it clear that the public outcry is not because of tolls but the tariffs," Vincent Maleka, senior council for...
Nov 27, 2012
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The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has granted a R1.4-billion loan to a joint venture (JV) focusing on road rehabilitation and tolling initiatives in Zimbabwe. Infralink, a 70:30 JV between the Zimbabwe National Road Administration and South Africa-based...
Nov 26, 2012
The e-tolling of Gauteng's highways must be set aside because insufficient public consultation has taken place, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday. Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) lawyer Mike Maritz said the implementation of the tolls was unlawful.
Nov 23, 2012
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The e-tolling bill has not been withdrawn in Parliament, the department of transport said on Thursday. Department spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso said the portfolio committee had held its public hearings and was due to bring the matter before Parliament.
Nov 23, 2012
The City of Johannesburg is finalising the tourism-bus concept to enable tourists and residents to go sightseeing in the city on the hop-on-hop-off double-decker buses.
Nov 22, 2012
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South Africa’s new Administrative Adjudication of Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) will not work if it is not well managed and applied in a consistent, transparent manner, says Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa CEO Dr Paul Vorster. In its essence, AARTO is “a...
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