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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
Jun 08, 2012
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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...
May 09, 2012
The board of the embattled South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) announced on Wednesday that it had appointed Koos Smit acting CE, following the surprise resignation of Nazir Alli a day earlier. Smit, a professional civil engineer with more than three...
May 08, 2012
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South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Tuesday announced the resignation of its CEO Nazir Alli, less than two weeks after a High Court ruling brought the Gauteng e-tolling system to a halt. Chairperson Tembakazi Mnyaka said in a statement that the...
May 07, 2012
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has called on the newly established Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) task team, led by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, to launch an independent investigation into all contracts and concessions relating to...
May 07, 2012
The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) must disclose the names of all 33 sub-contractors involved in the collection of e-tolls on Gauteng highways, the DA said on Sunday. "This is after disturbing reports [on Sunday] about African National Congress links to...
May 04, 2012
Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded the ratings of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral), saying the delay in implementing e-tolling in Gauteng raised concerns over the road agency’s medium-term financial sustainability. Sanral’s global...
May 04, 2012
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Decisions taken on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will have implications for how future infrastructure projects are financed, Minister Collins Chabane said on Friday. It was necessary to guard against decisions and actions that might impact...
May 03, 2012
Implementation of a one-stop border post at Beitbridge, the congested crossing between South Africa and Zimbabwe, is “imperative” to reducing trade-restricting transactions costs that are currently estimated to be as high at $35-million a year, African...
May 03, 2012
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The strong public reaction against e-tolling on the Gauteng freeways was the “first tax revolt I have witnessed in South Africa”, said Momentum Asset Management chief strategist Gordon Smith on Thursday. “And it took a trade union to force government’s...
 
 
 
 
May 03, 2012
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The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is still studying a ruling by the High Court in Pretoria which brought the Gauteng e-tolling project to a halt, it said on Wednesday. "Sanral, together with the department of transport, has noted the judgment handed down...
May 02, 2012
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The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) remained silent on Tuesday over the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria which brought the Gauteng e-tolling project to a halt.
Apr 27, 2012
Government needs to cancel the toll collection contract with the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Consortium, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. "This is the only way to escape the exorbitant and unworkable e-toll system that has caused so much protest in...
Apr 26, 2012
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The Gauteng e-tolling system has been put on hold for a month, the ANC said on Thursday. It said it reached an agreement to this effect with the Congress of SA Trade Unions in a meeting earlier in the day. "The leadership has collectively agreed to postpone the...
Apr 26, 2012
A bid to stop e-tolling made headway on Wednesday when the High Court in Pretoria ruled the application was urgent. Judge Bill Prinsloo agreed with the applicants, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), saying: "The widespread public interest and the...
Apr 25, 2012
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E-tolling in Gauteng is the only viable way to pay for the R20 billion spent on improving the province's freeways, Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin said on Wednesday. "If we could rewind the clock back to 2007, we would not be embarking on this project...
Apr 24, 2012
Efforts to stop e-tolling had a hiccup on Tuesday when the High Court in Pretoria dismissed an attempt to submit amended court documents relating to toll fee exemptions. The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), one of four applicants, argued in an amended...
Apr 23, 2012
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The National Treasury has applied to intervene in the Gauteng e-toll case to be heard by the High Court in Pretoria this week. "There would be serious negative implications for future financing of roads and investment in public transport, were Sanral to be...
Apr 20, 2012
Fruit South Africa (FSA) calls on logistics and transport providers to help ensure industry survival, as South African fruit growers are at risk unless export supply chain services and costs improve.
Apr 20, 2012
One of the few novel themes explored in the latest version of South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) is the concept of “developmental integration” – a emerging idea that seeks to align South Africa’s industrial policy aspirations with the even...
 
 
 
 
Apr 20, 2012
The Transition street-legal airplane is now a significant step closer to being a commercial reality, reports its US developer, Terrafugia; this as the production prototype of the Transition completed its first flight at Plattsburgh International Airport, in the US,...
Apr 19, 2012
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The ongoing debate about the tolling of Gauteng’s intra-provincial highways has highlighted the urgent need for South Africa to invest in its public transportation system, Nobel-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz argues. The Columbia University professor,...
Apr 19, 2012
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There is no chance that the implementation of the e-tolling system on Gauteng’s main highways will be delayed. South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli, who was briefing media on Thursday, said that the system would still kick off on...
Apr 17, 2012
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Business organisations on Tuesday called on the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to delay the implementation of the e-toll system on Gauteng's upgraded highways until uncertainty, particularly around the proposed toll fees, was cleared up. South...
Apr 12, 2012
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has moved to reassure Gauteng motorists who have already registered for the e-toll system that they will not be required to re-register. Sanral this week announced that it will issue revised terms and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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