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Topic - Road Infrastructure
Jul 07, 2015
The South African government in 2012 collected R40.4-billion from the national fuel levy, said Stellenbosch University transport economics lecturer Johann van Rensburg at the Southern African Transport Conference on Tuesday. However, the fuel levy was increasingly...
Jul 02, 2015
The aviation industry currently faces low economic growth, and the new South African visa requirements, which came into effect this month, are making it more difficult for people to visit the country, Nedbank’s Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) head of aircraft...
Jun 26, 2015
“With a relatively buoyant outlook, and a number of economies across the continent experiencing some of the fastest and highest growth in the world, it is no wonder that current investment in infrastructure is so significant and growing. This is very good news for...
Jun 23, 2015
Overload control statistics for 2014 show that just more than 2-million vehicles were weighed at South African weighbridges, with 20%, or 416 364, of these overloaded, says Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Built Environment network asset...
Jun 18, 2015
In the next three months, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) plans to launch a new field of its Find & Fix mobile application (app), which will extend the initial app to its field agents for more prompt repairs on reported incidents.
Jun 04, 2015
The City of Ekurhuleni envisions to complete first-phase construction of Phase of its integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN) in March next year, which it believes will unlock the city’s economic potential.
May 22, 2015
UNEMPLOYED young people are being trained to become building inspectors by the Coega Development Corporation.The Building Inspector Training Programme was launched in April this year with the aim of developing a solid and formidable pool of building inspectors who...
May 12, 2015
The City of Cape Town has hit back at the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral) attack on the state of the Mother City’s roads, saying the agency is relying on a congestion survey to justify toll plans. This after Sanral described the N1 and N2 as...
May 11, 2015
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Mar 12, 2015
Brierty and Bocol Constructions have been awarded the road upgrade contract.
Feb 05, 2015
Do you transport, as a haulier or consignor, more than 500 t of cargo a month by road? If so, brace yourself for a raft of new onerous, but vague transport regulations, warns Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa associate Peter Lamb. The National Road Traffic...
Jan 23, 2015
Do you transport, as a haulier or consignor, more than 500 t of cargo a month by road? If so, brace yourself for a raft of new onerous, but rather vague transport regulations, warns Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa associate Peter Lamb. The National Road Traffic...
Dec 11, 2014
Murray & Roberts (M&R) Infrastructure has been awarded a contract by the North West provincial government’s Department of Public Works and Roads to upgrade 58.4 km of gravel roads in the Ganyesa area, north-west of Vryburg, by May 2016.
Dec 11, 2014
Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has been awarded a contract by the North West Provincial Government’s Department of Public Works and Roads to upgrade various gravel roads in the Ganyesa area, North West of Vryburg. The contract, which is being overseen by Aurecon as...
Dec 04, 2014
Solar roadways and the “Internet of Things” to shape our roads in the future Future highways will be made from solar materials and will be governed by sophisticated technologies that communicate with cars, road infrastructure and GPS systems, according to Arup’s...
Nov 24, 2014
Research, strategy and investment advisory firm, Frontier Advisory, hosted an informative session on November 12, 2014, in which it discussed the challenges and opportunities present in Mozambique where the discovery of a resource boom has sparked great global...
Nov 06, 2014
Sanral CEO Nazir Alli
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...
Nov 06, 2014
Arguing in defence of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) controversional e-toll user-pays system, transport economist Barry Standish has told the Advisory Panel on the Socioeconomic Impact of E-tolls that the long-term savings of e-tolls and...
Nov 03, 2014
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi confirmed on Monday that there is “severe structural damage” to the East Road bridge that crosses the N12 freeway, near Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, posing a high risk to motorists using both East road and...
Oct 30, 2014
Public–private partnerships (PPPs) and concessions are effective means through which road infrastructure can be developed, and the private sector can play important roles in road infrastructure projects, says business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau partner...
Oct 30, 2014
There is a clear plan laid out by government and significant investment proposed in terms of South Africa’s road network infrastructure development, which is positive for the country’s future development, as it is integral to growing the economy. “The fundamentals of...
Sep 30, 2014
Despite a rise of over 40% in cargo movements since the lifting of the Manila truck ban, anticipation of a surge in trade with the sustained robust growth of the Philippine economy, and following approval from the government to develop more yard and road...
Sep 17, 2014
Premier David Makhura
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) requested a meeting with Gauteng premier David Makhura on e-tolling before he set up a review panel, it said on Wednesday. "Perceptions that we were not prepared to enter into dialogue are therefore...
Aug 28, 2014
The fuel levy is not an effective means of funding improvements to Gauteng's freeways, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) said on Thursday. "The fuel levy just spreads the burden among the entire population... roads have not really benefited from the fuel...
Aug 21, 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...
Jul 24, 2014
Diversified contractor Brierty has been awarded the contract for the road upgrade.
Jul 18, 2014
After initially announcing the planned transaction in December last year, Buildmax said on Friday that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) had approved the acquisition of Vaal Quarry’s mining right and certain plant and equipment by Buildmax subsidiary Letamo...
Jul 16, 2014
Rea Vaya
The Department of Transport (DoT) has allocated R5.5-billion in the current financial year to plan, build and operate integrated public transport networks in 13 cities. Presenting the DoT budget for the 2014/15 financial year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters outlined...
Jul 08, 2014
More than 173 000 kilometres of municipal roads across South Africa are in poor to very poor condition, MPs heard on Tuesday. Repairing them will cost about R149-billion, acting transport director-general Mawethu Vilana told Parliament's transport portfolio committee.
Jul 07, 2014
As access to bulk infrastructure funding continues to remain a key constraint to the provision of municipal road infrastructure, particularly in the former homelands regions of South Africa, a proposal by the South African Local Government Association (Saga) could...
Jul 03, 2014
An upcoming Cape Town-based forum aims to tackle the increasing inability of municipalities across the continent to deliver basic services, such as the supply of water and electricity and the maintenance of road infrastructure, as a result of inefficient revenue...
Jun 12, 2014
The first phase of the R1.5-billion Forest Hill City shopping mall, in Monavoni, in Centurion, was launched last month by property developers Billion Group, with the entire development set for a grand opening next month.
Jun 12, 2014
May 29, 2014
Having officially launched the Find & Fix mobile application earlier this month at the Microsoft Building, in Sandton, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) says the application is one of the communication tools used to convert the JRA into a centre of engineering...
May 15, 2014
The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) officially launched the ‘Find & Fix’ mobile app on Wednesday, which gives residents of the city the power to easily report potholes and other road and traffic problems or hazards.
Apr 25, 2014
Katanga governor Moïse Katumbi
A new joint venture (JV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) intends answering the needs of the expanding mining sector for more power, road and rail. The Fleurette group, advised by Dan Gertler who has been investing in the DRC since 1997, and Brazilian...
Apr 03, 2014
MEGALITRE RESERVOIR Steyn City Properties has constructed a new R35-million water reservoir on the north-eastern segment of the development, which will store up to 30 Mℓ of water
The mixed-used lifestyle estate, Steyn City, located along the Jukskei river, in Johannesburg, has invested significantly in infrastructure, some of which will serve the surrounding areas and the estate, which will launch next year.
Mar 26, 2014
Reflecting its commitment to continuous improvement, Imperial Cargo, member company of Imperial Logistics, recently attained ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 accreditation, as well as RTMS (Road Traffic Management System) accreditation for its Cape Town and Port Elizabeth...
Feb 20, 2014
There is no direct correlation between capital expenditure on roads and the amount set aside for maintenance and rehabilitation, says South African Local Government Association Roads and Transport planning specialist Sibulele Dyodo. This results in some roads being...
Feb 05, 2014
Underdeveloped infrastructure and infrastructure spending deficit remains a major obstacle to growth for Africa and this could not be truer than for the mining sector plagued by insufficient pit-to-port infrastructure. “Africa has a history of underdevelopment of...
Dec 12, 2013
THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT The ITS components are being designed to include a host of features
The first phase of the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) system will be operational by 2015/16, following a R3.5-billion investment for the construction of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the integrated public transport system.
Nov 28, 2013
As ties between South Africa and Kuwait strengthen, an opportunity had emerged for South African companies to participate in Kuwait’s infrastructure projects, South African Ambassador to Kuwait Delarey van Tonder said on Thursday. During a Department of Trade and...
Nov 14, 2013
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has seen 69% sales growth in South Africa over the three-year period to the end of 2012, and 53% growth in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, says JLR South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa MD Kevin Flynn. “We have seen tremendous growth.”
Nov 07, 2013
ON TRACK FOR TOMORROW The revitalisation of rail will ensure economic growth for South Africa
During the next 25 to 30 years, the number of containers moved between Durban and Gauteng will be almost ten times what the figure currently is, says head of the government’s steering committee for the country’s Gauteng-based  aerotropolis project, Jack van der...
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