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Topic - Road Infrastructure
Nov 30, 2015
Khato Civils chose Rocla to partner with them on what will become a historical event in South African pipe jacking history when 370.00 cubes of rock material will have been manually hand excavated with a minimal grade on the entire length of 148,840 meters of jacked...
Nov 27, 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...
Nov 18, 2015
Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage
Gauteng’s allocation of R123-million to help fund the gap needed for the new e-tolls dispensation could be in direct contravention with the Sanral Act, the anti-toll group said on Tuesday. The act states that there could be no cross subsidisation between tolled and...
Nov 06, 2015
ENHANCING OPERATIONS To be efficient, high levels of productivity with a minimum level of wasted effort or expense are required
South Africa’s extensive railway system is an infrastructure requirement that cannot be overlooked, says engineering and consulting firm GIBB technical executive electrical engineer Dr Willem Sprong.
Oct 30, 2015
SPECIALLY DESIGNED Unitrans Abnormal petroleum tanker
Sub-Saharan supply chain solutions provider Unitrans will operate one of its abnormal vehicles – designed according to performance-based standards (PBS) – from South Africa to Swaziland for the first time, says Unitrans technical GM Bruce Fraser.
Oct 30, 2015
International consulting engineering firm Arup suggests a user-pay policy for regional roads as one method of generating revenue to build, maintain and expand the national road network.
Oct 05, 2015
Consolidating the province’s eight existing passenger train control rooms into a single, high-tech “super” control centre that will act as Gauteng’s passenger signalling hub, State-owned rail group, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), on Monday...
Sep 04, 2015
With a relatively buoyant outlook, and a number of economies in Africa clocking some of the fastest economic growth in the world, investment in Africa’s infrastructure is significant and growing, says BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA CEO Elaine Crewe.
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Aug 07, 2015
CORE REINFORCEMENT Maccaferri’s geogrids can improve asphalt life and reduce asphalt thickness
Engineering solutions provider Maccaferri will highlight the cost benefits of its wide geosynthetics range of Geogrid products at this year’s Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa (Capsa), as well as significantly increase its presence in the road...
Aug 06, 2015
The City of Johannesburg today begun the roll-out of its R365-million work to upgrade the Soweto Freeway, M1 and M2 highways to improve mobility on the municipal roads. This is part of the City’s R110-billion infrastructure investment over 10 years that is also...
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 03, 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 19, 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 05, 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
Cape Town’s N1 and N2 are ‘virtual parking lots’, according to the South African National Roads Agency. Cape Town was found to be the most congested city in the country in the recent Tom Tom survey of traffic conditions, Sanral said in a statement.
May 08, 2015
PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT South Africa should be the leading service provider as more cities are being constructed in Africa
There has been a surge of foreign direct investment (FDI) and interest in starting new projects and investing in infrastructure development in sub-Saharan Africa, says privately owned research company Whitehouse and Associates. Whitehouse and Associates director...
May 05, 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...
Apr 16, 2015
To better manage, maintain and improve Limpopo’s ailing road infrastructure, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a partnership agreement with the Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL). RAL had calculated that it would need R122-billion to...
Mar 13, 2015
Brierty and Bocol Constructions have been awarded the road upgrade contract.
Feb 06, 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 31, 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 31, 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 25, 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...
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