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N1/N4 highway rehabilitation projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th July 2017 The rehabilitation of the N1/N4 toll highway aims to increase the design life of the road by ten years. 

Sanral receives fraction of Gauteng tolls income – Outa

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th June 2017 Only 26% of the income received from motorists paying the gantry fees for using some of Gauteng’s freeways since its 2013 inception is being pocketed by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Monday. Outa, which is ramping up... 

N4 leg of toll plaza upgrade under way

By: Nadine James     26th May 2017 The final phase of the R160-million toll plaza upgrade project being overseen by the N1/N4 freeway operator Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessioniare started last month and is expected to be completed by October. Bakwena commercial manager Liam Clarke explains that this latest phase of a project... 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle 

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

N1/N4 highway rehabilitation projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     25th November 2016 The rehabilitation of the N1/N4 toll highway will increase the design life of the road by ten years. 

Rehab of Pretoria–Bela-Bela stretch of N1 set for completion by the end of 2017

By: Irma Venter     4th November 2016 The R396-million, 80 km rehabilitation of the N1 highway between Pretoria and Bela-Bela is 80% complete. The project should be wrapped up by the end of 2017, with R123-million to be spent next year, says Bakwena Platinum N1N4 CEO Graeme Blewitt. 

Bakwena rolling out multibillion-rand upgrade on N1, N4

By: Irma Venter     19th October 2016 The R396-million, 80 km rehabilitation of the N1 highway between Pretoria and Bela-Bela is 80% complete. The project should be wrapped up by the end of 2017, with R123-million to be spent next year, said Bakwena Platinum N1N4 CEO Graeme Blewitt in Centurion on Wednesday. The toll-road... 

Similarities between road tolls/taxes and excise duties

By: Riaan de Lange     15th April 2016 During the Easter weekend, my family, like many others, migrated to the Zulu Kingdom – wel,l partially, at least. Our intention was not to reach the coast but to go to one of the best-kept secrets in the Nambiti Game Reserve, the Umzolozolo safari lodge. Our recurring visits are exclusively the... 

Vusi Mona debunks Outa numbers 

By: News24Wire      3rd December 2015 South African Roads Agency (Sanral) general manager: communications Vusi Mona launched a stinging attack on the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on the second anniversary of the controversial e-toll system. Outa listed five reasons why Gauteng's e-toll system has, in its opinion, been... 

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... 

Outa: New e-toll dispensation is new desperation 

By: News24Wire      2nd July 2015 The e-tolls issue has gone way beyond rates, Wayne Duvenage of civil action group the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Thursday. "The (opposition against e-tolls in Gauteng) is not about the tariffs but more about the irrationality of the cumbersome scheme which is grossly... 

Don’t be fooled about new e-toll dispensation – Sanral

By: News24Wire      22nd June 2015 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Sunday said the public must not be misled by organisations criticising the newly gazette e-toll dispensation. “Selective reading of the Gazette is regrettable,” said Sanral spokeperson Vusi Mona in a statement. 

Sanral tariffs remain ‘smoke and mirrors’ – Outa 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th June 2015 Following government’s gazetting of the new e-tolls dispensation this week, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Friday said no “meaningful” changes had been made to the terms allowing Gauteng travellers to pay a lower price for use of the tolled freeways. Nearly a month after... 

Reduced e-toll fees likely to be rejected – Ipsos 

By: RDM News Wire      25th May 2015 When Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced reduced e-toll tariffs last week‚ he said a review panel “found that there’s general acceptance of the user-pay principle”. But a study conducted by Ipsos prior to the announcement of the new e-toll dispensation‚ found that the “vast majority – 74%... 

SOECA welcomes new e-tolls package offered by Government

     22nd May 2015 After carefully studying the new e-tolls package offered by government, the State Owned Entities Communicators Association welcomes it and commends government for the elegant compromise that has been reached. "In particular, we welcome the reduced monthly caps for all classes of vehicles and the... 

E-tolls cut by half as Sanral mitigates civil disobedience 

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th May 2015 A new “fair, affordable and sustainable” fee structure has been tabled for users of the South African National Road Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday. To mitigate the increasing challenge of Gauteng’s... 

E-toll bill over R1bn – Minister

By: Sapa     28th July 2014 Unregistered motorists in Gauteng owe the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) over R1-billion in unpaid e-toll accounts, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said. As of May 31, the unaudited amount owed for more than 90 days was R156 623 567 while R995 362 885 was owed to Sanral in a period of... 

Peters announces e-toll 'reprieve' 

By: Sapa     16th July 2014 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday announced a "reprieve" for the users of Gauteng's toll roads. Opening debate in Parliament on her department's budget, she told MPs this was being done "to make it easier for people to comply" with e-tolls. 

NPA appoints e-toll prosecutors 

By: Sapa     15th July 2014 Prosecutors have been appointed to work with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to deal with non-payment of e-tolls, the NPA said on Tuesday. "We have assigned two prosecutors to work with Sanral with the view to establish whether the activities by some motorists constitute... 

Toll system unearths cloned vehicles and duplicate plates

By: Irma Venter     11th July 2014 Seventy-four cloned vehicles, and 821 duplicate licence plates have, to date, been identified on Gauteng’s e-toll network, says Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) CEO Jamie Surkont. Speaking to Engineering News, he says a cloned vehicle is a vehicle identical to another in model, colour and licence... 

821 duplicate plates, 74 cloned cars found on e-toll system 

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2014 Seventy-four cloned vehicles, and 821 duplicate licence plates have, to date, been identified on Gauteng’s e-toll network, says Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) CEO Jamie Surkont. Speaking to Engineering News Online, he says a cloned vehicle is a vehicle identical to another in model, colour and... 

Sanral satisfied with registrations and payments by nonregistered users

By: Leandi Kolver     4th April 2014 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is satisfied with registrations and payments made by nonregistered Gauteng e-toll road users, Sanral financial officer Inge Mulder said in a statement on Thursday. The statement was sent out by Sanral after Transport Minister Dipuo Peters... 

Low VPC payment amount confirms inefficiency of e-toll system – Outa 

By: Leandi Kolver     2nd April 2014 The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Tuesday said it was not surprised by the low amount of payments received by the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) Violations Processing Centre (VPC), stating that this confirmed the organisation’s opinion that the “e-toll... 

Payment of service providers improves – Mokonyane

By: Sapa     25th February 2014 The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved, premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday. "Gauteng residents today are healthier and live longer than ever before," she said in her state-of-the-province speech, prepared for delivery. 

E-tag claims are 'hogwash' – Outa

By: Sapa     24th February 2014 South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) needs to be transparent on e-tag sales in light of the impression it was creating that motorists were "clamouring" to be tagged, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday. "Sanral's number of 1.2-million e-tags 'taken up'... 

Pay e-tolls early or pay more - Sanral

By: Sapa     20th January 2014 Gauteng motorists not registered for e-tolls should pay their e-toll bills as soon as possible to avoid being charged more, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday. "...When you do not have an e-tag... and if you do not pay within the stipulated seven days, there is an... 

Fleet managers finding e-toll administration ‘quite onerous’

By: Irma Venter     17th January 2014 The roll-out of e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways in December has resulted in a “lot of work” for fleet administrators, says Imperial Fleet Management (IFM) CEO Nicholas De Canha. The need to make payments within seven days, every seven days – if not using a prepaid or account-linked e-tag – is... 

Sanral denies fabricating e-tag sales

By: Sapa     12th December 2013 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has rejected claims by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) that it was fabricating e-tag sales figures. "The e-tag sales figures we have released are accurate," Sanral said in a statement on Thursday. 

E-tolls add significant costs, admin for fleet operators - IFM 

By: Irma Venter     10th December 2013 The roll-out of e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways has resulted in a “lot of work” for fleet administrators, says Imperial Fleet Management (IFM) CEO Nicholas De Canha. The need to make payments within seven days, every seven days – if not using a prepaid or account-linked e-tag – is “quite onerous”. 

Road freight body advises members to get e-tagged

By: Natalie Greve     26th November 2013 Industry body the Road Freight Association (RFA) advised its members, in a circular on Tuesday, to register for e-tolling, in light of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) recent announcement that tolling on Gauteng roads would begin on December 3. “Whether we agree with... 

E-tolls to cost R200 for most motorists 

By: Sapa     12th April 2013 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 motorists considerably less than... 

No open road tolling planned for Cape Town 

By: SANews, SA government news service     11th April 2013 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”. 

E-tolling delay holding up freeway projects  

By: Yolandi Booyens     15th February 2013 Delays caused by public opposition to the implementation of e-tolling are a great concern to the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral) and the agency has experienced resulting loss in revenue, which has led to the roll-out of other planned phases of the Gauteng Freeway... 

E-tag system to go national

By: Sapa     7th November 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 programme within the existing... 

Gauteng e-toll tariffs to be adjusted in March each year 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th October 2012 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 toll roads in the country. 

Planning for Gauteng e-tolling was abysmal 

By: Kelvin Kemm     18th May 2012 The saga of the proposed e-tolling of Gauteng freeways has blown up into a major public outcry. Certainly, the people have spoken. But does the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) care about the opinions of the people? 

Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th April 2012 The South African National Roads Agency Limited has indicated that motorists who do not register for e-tags will pay a three times higher punitive rate for using Gauteng's new toll roads. 

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