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Former SA Transport Minister in court on charges of fraud and corruption 

By: African News Agency      15th December 2015 Former Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has appeared in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on charges of fraud and corruption. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Advocate Luvuyo Mfaku confirmed to African News Agency that Ndebele was released on R10 000 bail on Tuesday morning. 

Cabinet approves rail policy green paper

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th August 2015 Cabinet has approved the release of the Green Paper on National Rail Policy for public consultation. The Green Paper tackled issues in the local freight and passenger rail transportation industry. 

S Africa, US renew transport collaboration efforts 

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd June 2015 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on Monday inked a deal that would see collaboration and cooperation on transport matters between the two countries continue well into the future. A new memorandum of cooperation (MoC), signed at Park Station, in... 

Correctional Services turns to e-tags to reduce prison population

By: Anine Kilian     22nd November 2013 The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) publically demonstrated its electronic monitoring system at a media briefing last week (11/11/2013), which tags offenders with a geographical global positioning system (GPS) tracking device, as a noncustodial alternative for first-time minor... 

Oil pollution bill delayed

By: Sapa     14th August 2013 An "oversight" by the department of transport saw MPs on Wednesday delay processing draft legislation aimed at making South Africa a full member of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund. "We don't want to process a bill without the entity being present. In view of this... we need to... 

Company Announcement: Developing Real Skills in the Construction Industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2013 Go into a Grade 10, 11 or 12 class today and ask learners what they want to do when they leave school 

New thinking and technology being proposed to deal with South Africa’s road-death scourge

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     5th October 2012 In South Africa, road accidents claim an estimated 14 000 lives every year, making it one of the highest road-death rates globally.  

Microdotting of motor vehicles compulsory from September 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th August 2012 The use of microdot technology would reduce the criminal activities of organised syndicates and restrict the illegal sale of stolen and hijacked motor vehicles or parts in South Africa, said Business Against Crime South Africa (Bacsa) spokesperson Fouché Burgers said on Wednesday. From September... 

Firms to develop blueprint for port terminal privatisation

By: Yolandi Booyens     3rd August 2012 Consulting firm SSI has partnered with European project management, engineering and consultancy services provider Royal HaskoningDHV to develop a blueprint for State-owned freight logistics group Transnet to privatise its Ngqura container port terminal operations. SSI is part of the DHV group,... 

DoT calling back retired engineers to help with roads 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     5th June 2012 The Department of Transport (DoT) has finalised a project delivery support mechanism with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for provinces to tackle road capacity and other related challenges, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said Tuesday. In his Budget Vote address at... 

Busa seeks meeting with e-toll committee, Cosatu firm in opposition

By: Terence Creamer     31st May 2012 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has requested a meeting with the Inter-Ministerial Committee established to deal with the current opposition to and legal interdict against the implementation of e-tolling on Gauteng’s upgraded motorways. The committee is led by Deputy President Kgalema... 

Nazir Alli to stay on as Sanral CEO

By: Sapa     31st May 2012 The SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will be repositioned and CEO Nazir Alli will remain at the helm, said Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele on Thursday. Alli tendered his resignation as CEO earlier in the month, but on Thursday it was announced he would stay on. 

Company Announcement: Southern Africa Transport Conference focuses on solutions to improve transport challenges

     22nd May 2012 International experts from Singapore, the Netherlands, the United States and Nigeria as well as local transport professionals will be providing insight into how to improve transport in Southern Africa at the 31st Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) taking place from 9th to 12th July 2012... 

Bidding process opens for R123bn 20-year recapitalisaiton plan

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th May 2012 The launch of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) request for proposal for new rolling stock (RFP) marked the dawn of a new era for public transport in the country, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says. The Minister formally opened the bidding process last month for the... 

E-toll only viable option – Cronin 

By: Sapa     25th April 2012 E-tolling in Gauteng is the only viable way to pay for the R20 billion spent on improving the province's freeways, Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin said on Wednesday. "If we could rewind the clock back to 2007, we would not be embarking on this project [Gauteng Freeway Improvement... 

Company Announcement: RAF Settles Claims In Excess Of R3 Million

     25th April 2012 Hundreds of Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha community members flocked to Lentegeur Civic Centre, where the Road Accident Fund (RAF), over the past two days, hosted a very successful outreach campaign.  

Prasa opens bidding process for new Metorail coaches

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     19th April 2012 The launch of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) request for proposal (RFP) for new rolling stock marked the dawn of a new era for public transport in the country, said Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele. The Minister on Thursday formally opened the bidding process for the... 

Rail enterprise reveals long-term growth plans 

     13th April 2012 State-owned enterprise the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) Vision 2015 plan aims to position it as the top public transport provider in high-volume corridors.  

Company Announcement: Transport Minister Warns Motorists/Drivers To Excercise Caution Ahead Of Easter Weekend

     5th April 2012 Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has issued a stern warning to motorists who will be travelling during the Easter weekend to exercise maximum caution and observe all the rules of the road without exception in a bid to save lives. 

SA aims for one-stop borders as delays exact economic toll 

By: Henry Lazenby     27th March 2012 The South African government is “seriously concerned” about delays and congestion at the country’s key border posts, citing inefficiencies threatening to reverse the gains in infrastructure investment, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Tuesday at the 2012 Freight-Intra Africa... 

Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd March 2012 President Jacob Zuma has quashed any hopes that the planned Gauteng e-tolling system will be dropped by government. 

Lack of ships flying SA flag costing the country billions – Minister  

By: Sapa     20th March 2012 South Africa's failure to have any ships flying the country's flag was costing the country some R37-billion a year, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Monday. He said in Durban that of the 200-million tons of freight that left South African ports in 2009, not a single ton was carried by... 

Microdots for new vehicles compulsory from September 

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th March 2012 Microdotting is set to become compulsory on all new motor vehicles sold from September 1, 2012. This follows the implementation of the National Road Traffic Act amendments by Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele on March 9, which also noted that all motor vehicles requiring a South African Police... 

Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th March 2012 Members of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering contend that Gauteng’s secondary roads will bear the brunt of motorists trying to avoid paying toll fees on the highways. 

Renewable energy independent power producer projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th March 2012 The renewable energy independent power producer projects are among an initial batch of 53 bids submitted for the November 2011 bid window and represent potential capacity of 1 415.2 MW. 

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