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Outa, Untu speak out against appointment of interim PRASA board 

By: Anine Kilian     14th March 2017 The United National Transport Union (Untu) does not believe the newly appointed interim board of State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will be able to save the entity. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday announced the appointment of the interim board, which will be... 

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... 

Sanral inclusive approach to ease roads tax burden – Outa 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st December 2016 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday welcomed South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) newly appointed CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma’s statement that the agency will be “looking to achieve a balanced funding portfolio with fuel tax-based revenue, as well as toll... 

Smit to lead Sanral as acting CEO until Dec 1

     4th October 2016 The South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) has appointed operations executive Koos Smit as acting CEO until newly appointed CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma takes over on December 1. Nazir Alli who served as CEO since Sanral's establishment in 1998 has retired after almost two decades at the... 

Sanral appoints new CEO 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th September 2016 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has appointed Skhumbuzo Macozoma as CEO, to succeed Nazir Alli, who has been in the position since 1998. Alli, who is retiring, has been asked by the Sanral board to extend his retirement numerous times while it was seeking a suitable... 

Sanral needs R197bn for roads, says CEO 

By: News24Wire      5th May 2016 South African National Roads Agency Limited CEO Nazir Alli on Wednesday said the backlog of maintenance and road networks was sitting at R197-billion, up from R149-billion in 2010. Alli was addressing the business sector at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga. He said nontoll roads, which made up... 

E-tolling not coming to KwaZulu-Natal yet 

By: African News Agency      4th May 2016 KwaZulu-Natal is not set to get e-tolling in the near future, but this may change if the volumes of vehicles increases. South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) chief executive Nazir Alli, speaking on Wednesday at a business presentation, said that the open road e-tolling system... 

Outa, Sanral continue to exchange barbs 

By: Ilan Solomons     13th April 2016 Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) stands by its position paper on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) and the substantive points made therein, along with the overall purpose and intent of the report.   This was in response to comments made by South African National Roads Agency... 

Sanral rubbishes Outa’s claim that GFIP was 321% overpriced, questions its motives  

By: Ilan Solomons     12th April 2016 The conclusions reached in the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse’s (Outa’s) recent position paper only served the objective of Outa, namely to discredit the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the road agency’s integrity, said Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona on Tuesday. In a media... 

JPSA, Outa lashes out against ETC plans

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     25th February 2016 Nonprofit agency Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) and watchdog Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) have called Electronic Toll Collection’s (ETC’s) plans to implement Gauteng e-toll debt recovery “outrageous”. The first summons to collect outstanding Gauteng e-toll debt would be issued in... 

N1/N2 Winelands toll-highway project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th December 2015 The South African National Roads Authority Limited has applied for leave to appeal against a Western Cape High Court judgment. 

Cape toll saga not over yet 

By: News24Wire      27th November 2015 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) applied for leave to appeal on Friday against the Western Cape High Court judgment that set aside the approvals that would enable it to toll sections of the N1 and N2 freeways in Cape Town. This prompted the City of Cape Town to apply for... 

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... 

ANC using Sanral CEO as scapegoat, says anti-toll group

By: News24Wire      12th October 2015 The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday that it is too easy for the African National Congress (ANC) to “finger out” the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli as its scapegoat over Gauteng’s e-tolls debacle. “Government’s ministers and director... 

Cosatu e-toll march contradicts earlier stance

By: News24Wire      7th October 2015 The City of Cape Town on Wednesday questioned Cosatu's protest against e-tolls - as part of a long list of demands - when the union federation's Western Cape arm did not support recent court action against Sanral's Cape toll plans. The Western Cape High Court on September 30, in setting aside the... 

Western Cape High Court expected to deliver judgement in e-tolls case tomorrow

By: African News Agency      29th September 2015 Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward is expected to deliver judgement in the controversial e-tolls case on Wednesday. The City of Cape Town approached the Western Cape High Court earlier this year in a bid to have the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) set aside its decision... 

Alli's 'olive branch' to De Lille over tolling

By: News24Wire      27th August 2015 Sanral CEO Nazir Alli wrote to the city to seek a “win-win solution” and avoid legal action over tolling, but at the same time he said tolls were the only way to fund a project to upgrade roads. This emerged from correspondence between mayor Patricia de Lille and Sanral after the parastatal... 

Sanral embarks on R2.2bn worth of projects in the Eastern Cape  

By: Sashnee Moodley     3rd August 2015 State-owned South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is undertaking 32 projects, totalling R2.2-billion, in the Eastern Cape, this year. 

Chamber not happy with Sanral toll briefing

By: News24Wire      17th July 2015 The benefits of the proposed N1 and N2 Winelands toll road improvement project far outweigh the cost to road-users, Nazir Alli, CEO of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) told members of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry this week. Alli emphasised that, while the initial bid... 

Sanral seeks new CEO; Alli to retire 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th July 2015 State-owned roads operator, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will start the process to appoint a new CEO to succeed Nazir Alli, who will retire in August. Sanral chairperson Roshan Morar noted that Alli’s exact departure date would be determined by the Minister of... 

Alli outlines his ‘inconvenient truths’ on funding highways through fuel levy

By: Irma Venter     19th June 2015 There are a number of “inconvenient truths” often ignored in the debate around tolling the 201 km of Gauteng highways upgraded during the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), says South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli. He says the fuel levy – often touted as... 

N1/N2 Winelands toll highway project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th June 2015 A clash of ideology between Sanral and the Democratic Alliance (DA) about the Winelands toll road project has resulted in their arguing about the impact it will have on the agriculture sector in the Western Cape. 

Gloves off in Winelands toll saga 

By: News24Wire      28th May 2015 A clash of ideology between Sanral and the Democratic Alliance (DA) about the Winelands toll road project gained steam on Thursday when the two bodies argued over the impact it would have on the agriculture sector in the Western Cape. “Once again, the DA got it plain wrong on the toll roads in... 

Current toll narrative ignores a number of inconvenient truths, says Alli 

By: Irma Venter     26th May 2015 There were a number of “inconvenient truths” often ignored in the debate around tolling the 201 km of Gauteng highways upgraded during the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), said South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli on Tuesday. Speaking at the Intelligent... 

More funding needed for transport – Peters

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     5th May 2015 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday said her department had a budget of R53.7-billion for 2015/16 to meet the transport needs of the country. Speaking at a media briefing prior to her budget vote, she added that the department’s budget would increase to R59.3-billion in 2017/18. 

Sanral breaks its silence on Cape toll 'secret' 

By: News24Wire      2nd April 2015 Toll tariffs for the proposed N1 and N2 Winelands toll roads in the Western Cape have not been set, the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) said on Wednesday. These tariffs will only be set by the minister of transport once the competitive bidding process for the road is complete,... 

National toll tariffs rise by 6%

By: Sapa     2nd March 2015 Toll tariffs on national roads will increase by 6.017% on Saturday, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said. "We use the inflation rate as a guide, as we do not want to increase road usage costs beyond what is reasonable," Sanral CEO Nazir Alli said in a statement on Monday. 

E-toll billing errors not the fault of Sanral, says Alli 

By: Natalie Greve     19th November 2014 Billing errors associated with Gauteng’s e-tolling system are not a reflection of the efficacy of the tolling system itself but are rather the result of an outdated electronic national administration traffic information system (eNaTIS), South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO... 

E-toll review panel won’t only consider the economic argument, says chair  

By: Natalie Greve     19th November 2014 In its interrogation of the impact of the e-toll system on Gauteng, the Advisory Panel on the Socioeconomic Impact of E-tolls says it will not only focus on the economic arguments made in respect of the payment recovery mechanism, but will also focus on the qualitative impact of the system on the... 

16c/ℓ fuel levy in lieu of e-tolls ‘not equitable’, says Alli 

By: Natalie Greve     6th November 2014 South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli has argued that instituting a fuel levy instead of the e-toll user-pays system would not be an “adequate, equitable or efficient” way of funding the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), as those who lived outside of the... 

Fuel levy alternative to e-tolls would add R3.69/l to fuel price, says Sanral 

By: Natalie Greve     5th November 2014 Should the e-toll user-pays system be abandoned in favour of a ringfenced fuel levy, motorists will have to pay an extra R3.69/ℓ of fuel, South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli said on Wednesday. This was similar to a statement made by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters... 

Panel grills DoT, Sanral over e-tolls

By: Natalie Greve     5th November 2014 The Advisory Panel on the Socioeconomic Impact of E-tolls has continued to ask hard questions of the Department of Transport (DoT) and the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) around the feasibility of the unpopular user-pays tolling system and the extent to which tariff costs are... 

Minister plays power & forsakes authority - OUTA

     5th November 2014 OUTA was initially encouraged by what we thought was a change of attitude on the part of the Minister of Transport and the National transport authorities toward the Gauteng E-toll Advisory Panel.  At the very least we were hoping that Sanral and the DOT wouldn acknowledge that they had erred in... 

Roads backlog continuing to grow, Sanral warns 

By: Irma Venter     24th October 2014 The backlog on South Africa’s road network has reached R197-billion, up from R149-billion in 2010, says South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli. This backlog included the strengthening and regravelling of roads, and excluded periodic resurfacing, upgrades, the addition... 

Sanral planning huge capital projects, says user-pay principle necessary 

By: Leandi Kolver     7th October 2014 In light of South Africa’s need for well-maintained roads to promote the economy, social cohesion and a prosperous society, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has planned several huge capital projects for the 2014/15 financial year, CEO Nazir Alli said in a statement on... 

Roads backlog jumps by R50bn from 2010 

By: Irma Venter     6th October 2014 The backlog on South Africa’s road network has reached R197-billion, up from R149-billion in 2010, says South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli. This backlog included the strengthening and regravelling of roads, and excluded periodic resurfacing, upgrades, the addition... 

‘Do not question SA’s judicial system’ – Alli 

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2014 As the public battle over the tolling of Gauteng’s highways continued, with users refusing to pay their bills and the Gauteng Provincial Government reviewing the system, South Africa National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli appealed to South Africans to respect the judicial system... 

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