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Nov 16, 2012
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Public meetings on Gauteng's e-tolls indicated the public was against the system, the Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Thursday. "Despite efforts by the department of transport to focus on discussing the proposed tariffs and exemptions at meetings,...
Nov 16, 2012
The 7 km, Phase 1A leg of the Tshwane bus rapid transit (BRT) system, running from the innercity to Hatfield, is on track to open in April 2014, says City of Tshwane strategic executive director transport Lungile Madlala.
Nov 16, 2012
While August 16 will probably forever be remembered as the day the South African Police Service opened fire on striking mine workers at the Marikana platinum mine, killing 34 people, the week also delivered another noteworthy, much more positive event.
Nov 13, 2012
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South Africa’s most populous province will require better planning coordination, as well as greater integration across transport modes if it is to avoid future “gridlock”, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi warned on Tuesday. The recently released Census...
Nov 12, 2012
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Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) on Monday said it supported the user-pays principle proposed for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), provided that there was at least one alternative to tolling available that met a basic minimum level of service...
Nov 07, 2012
E-tags bought for Gauteng freeways will soon be valid at toll plazas across the country, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Wednesday. "We want to use this technology at the very toll system that we... [presently] have. There is a roll-out...
Nov 02, 2012
Logistics company Dachser South Africa believes that, when government sets out to upgrade the roads, it should look at those that will improve business opportunities and, in turn, attract investment.
Nov 02, 2012
As bitumen shortages continue to impact on the road construction industry, construction company Basil Read believes the use of concrete is a viable alternative construction material that offers long-term benefits.
Nov 02, 2012
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Nov 02, 2012
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Nov 02, 2012
If African countries are to reach the levels of economic growth needed to reduce poverty in a sustainable manner, increased levels of public and private investment must take place in strategic productive sectors, states technical specialist firm Arup.
Oct 30, 2012
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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) plans to adjust the e-toll tariffs for Gauteng’s upgraded highways in March each year, in line with the consumer price index, the Government Gazette has confirmed. This was the procedure followed for all other...
Oct 26, 2012
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Oct 26, 2012
Logistics companies that deal with the challenges of transporting hazardous chemicals on Southern Africa’s roads were provided with the latest road-safety tools and information at the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association’s (CAIA) Responsible Care transport...
Oct 25, 2012
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Cabinet has approved the gazetting of the terms and conditions – including updated tariffs – that will apply to users of the toll road network in Gauteng. This comes after the interMinisterial committee on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) briefed...
Oct 23, 2012
The 7 km, Phase 1A leg of the Tshwane bus rapid transit (BRT) system, running from the innercity to Hatfield, is on track to open in April 2014, says City of Tshwane strategic executive director transport Lungile Madlala. Phase 1B, from Hatfield to Menlyn, and Phase...
Oct 19, 2012
South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli has appealed to “all South Africans” to respect the decision by the country’s highest court to allow for tolling to continue on Gauteng’s freeways.
Oct 15, 2012
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The details of the electronic toll collection contract (ETC) should not be kept confidential, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday. "It shouldn't be confidential. It is taxpayers' money that is being used to pay the tolls, so the taxpayer...
Oct 11, 2012
An announcement on the roll-out of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will be made very soon, says acting Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Richard Baloyi. Addressing reporters during a post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday, Baloyi said an...
Oct 05, 2012
A meeting between the inter-ministerial committee on e-tolling and Cosatu, chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, will again convene next week. "The meeting [on Friday] agreed that more time was needed for both parties to consider the proposals on the table,"...
 
 
 
 
Oct 05, 2012
A pioneering collaboration between the State-owned Coega Development Corporation (CDC) and the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works (DRPW) is bolstering support for the development of small, medium and micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) in the roads...
Oct 05, 2012
The sustained investment made to map population centres and main trade roads in Africa has resulted in a competitive advantage for navigation product supplier TomTom and location-based services technology company mapIT, as the detailed maps enable more effective...
Oct 04, 2012
The government's announcement on e-tolling in Gauteng may be delayed, the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project said on Thursday. Spokesperson Thabo Masebe said in a text message: "It (e-tolling) is still on, but the time has...
Oct 04, 2012
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South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli on Thursday appealed to “all South Africans” to respect the decision by the country’s highest court to allow for tolling to continue on Gauteng’s freeways. Speaking at a Transport Forum in...
Oct 03, 2012
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Gauteng motorists will know on Friday how e-tolling will be implemented, the interMinisterial committee on the Gauteng freeway improvement project (GFIP) said. "The committee will be making an announcement on Friday, on how the e-tolls will be implemented,"...
Oct 01, 2012
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The Department of Transport has set aside a R6.47-billion grant to ease the road maintenance and repair backlog for provincial roads in South Africa during the 2011/12 financial year, said Transport Minister Ben Martins. In response to a Parliamentary question, the...
Sep 28, 2012
Much Asphalt operates in the bituminous industry and is a commercial supplier of hot and cold asphalt products to the road construction industry. It commissioned its second set of mobile crushing and screening equipment at its Benoni site last year.
Sep 28, 2012
Control over the adherence to quality standards in the public transport and truck industries must be increased to improve the reputation of these industries and reduce the costs associated with the use of substandard quality components, says automotive component...
Sep 28, 2012
Transport authorities often find themselves either caught in the mine-field of doing too little planning – resulting in uncoordinated action – or trapped in planning paralysis, where planning becomes a substitute for action, says Intelligent Transport Society of...
Sep 28, 2012
The development and deployment of information technology (IT) systems to support its logistical functions have been used to improve efficiency in its other logistics companies, says AltX-listed logistics specialist group OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens.
 
 
 
 
Sep 25, 2012
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Government said over the weekend that it would, over the next few weeks, seek ways of reducing the “financial burden of social and economic services to the consumer”, as it embarked on the final round of talks surrounding the e-toll system on Gauteng’s upgraded...
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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The bitumen supply shortage is straining road maintenance in South Africa, and could lead to smaller projects, such as pothole repairs, being deferred to focus on major infrastructure projects, Transport Minister Ben Martins said this week. The Gauteng Freeway...
 
 
 
 
Aug 06, 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 03, 2012
Freight forwarding arm Barloworld Logistics is renewing its focus on placing personnel, ensuring that superior executives in all key areas match the division’s technical expertise, says newly appointed Barloworld Logistics Operations executive Wendy Boschetti.
Aug 02, 2012
The North Gauteng High Court will hear the e-toll case on November 26, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), which was granted an interdict in April to stop the launch of e-tolling in Gauteng, said on Thursday. The National Treasury is challenging the...
Jul 31, 2012
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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