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INTEGRAL CONNECTION
The Msikaba Bridge forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s N2 Wild Coast project.
‘Highly technical’ phases start at Msikaba
14th June 2024

The Msikaba Bridge project, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is progressing significantly, says construction company Concor project director Laurence Savage, who notes the structure is now entering... 


ACHIEVING IMPROVEMENTS
By addressing challenges and leveraging innovation, South Africa can achieve significant improvements in its infrastructure
Innovation, investment key to advance infrastructure growth
14th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

While challenges such as funding constraints and skills shortages persist, the roads and bridges sector is poised for growth through strategic investments and technological advancements. By... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
12th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


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NLCC’s work to continue, freight sector poised to transform in next two years
10th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo says he is confident that work within the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will continue as political parties grapple to form a... 


taxi rank
Lack of public transportation integration undermining service delivery
7th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

A lack of proper integration with regard to urban public transportation systems has led to inefficiencies and duplications, with some routes and areas being overserved while others suffer from a... 


public tranport bus in Johannesburg
Public transportation evolution not happening fast enough, Unitrans says
7th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite the Department of Transport’s (DoT’s) long-standing vision to achieve seamless integration of all modal public transport operations to ensure that it is more efficient, affordable, safe and... 


The above image depicts a worker, making use of the Afrisam Roadstab Cement
New cement enhances road durability
7th June 2024

Construction materials supplier AfriSam’s new AfriSam Roadstab Cement is a specialised, high-quality composite cement engineered specifically for road stabilisation tasks. This cement is designed... 


City approves Transport Master Plan for Randburg, Zandspruit
4th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Johannesburg has approved a comprehensive Transport Master Plan (TMP) for the Randburg and Zandspruit areas. This strategic plan, developed by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA),... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March, Ctrack index shows
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga
UN Global Campaign for Road Safety launched in South Africa
15th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In support of national and local authorities’ road safety initiatives, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt, in partnership with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux,... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Sanral road (hopefield interchange)
Outa demands information on Sanral, Ceta tenders
24th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit watchdog the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has accused the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta) of... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


Glasfit, Arrive Alive form partnership to boost road safety awareness
27th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Automotive glass fitting and repair services company Glasfit and road safety initiative Arrive Alive have announced a partnership to enhance road safety. The collaboration is part of the partners'... 


Thirty-one countries to start trading under AfCFTA Agreement this year
18th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the increasing importance of intra-African trade, 31 countries are expected to start trading under the African Continental FreeTrade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement by the end of the year, South... 


Broad-based weakness evident in the logistics sector – Ctrack index
Broad-based weakness evident in the logistics sector – Ctrack index
12th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1% compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


TNPA invests in road rehabilitation project at Port of Durban
11th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The intensified pressure posed by an influx of trucks on the Port of Durban’s road infrastructure has prompted State-owned utility Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to invest R233-million on... 


Locomotives used by Transnet Freight Rail
GDP figures cap decade of negative GDP per capita growth – BLSA
11th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While the gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the fourth quarter of 2023 was 0.1%, growth was negative in terms of GDP per capita, given that population growth is outpacing it. "We have been... 


Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo
Mgojo says collaborative efforts will enable Transnet to report higher volumes than initially forecast
8th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo reports that the collaboration between business and government to turn around the performance of Transnet could result in the struggling... 


Ctrack index points to another year of ‘fairly subdued’ transport-sector growth
8th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) forecasts “another year of fairly subdued growth for the transport sector”. This is based on the assumption of mediocre economic growth in South... 


Toll gantries on a Gauteng highway
Gauteng reiterates exit of GFIP tolling by end March
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) has approached financial institutions to raise money required to honour its contractual obligations ahead of the March 31, 2024, target date to scrap the... 


An image showing a factory worker with a tyre at the Mathe Group factory
Mathe Group expands capacity to produce more rubber crumb for roads
4th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The use of large amounts of recycled rubber crumb for the manufacture of road surfaces and related products is propelling South Africa towards a circular economy where waste products are used to... 


National Treasury director-general Dr Duncan Pieterse
PPP reforms could avert need for prescribed-assets policy to increase private infrastructure investment – Pieterse
1st March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

National Treasury director-general Dr Duncan Pieterse says the reforms being proposed to facilitate greater private sector investment into infrastructure could obviate the need to introduce a... 


Business welcomes appointment of new Transnet leadership
Business welcomes appointment of new Transnet leadership
1st March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the business community's reaction to the appointment of permanent executive leadership at Transnet; signs that the turnaround and reforms at... 


E-toll gantries
Gauteng govt has yet to show how it will finance its portion of GFIP debt
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Gauteng provincial government has yet to show how it will fund its previously agreed 30% contribution of R12.9-billion of the total outstanding debt of R47-billion for phase 1 of the Gauteng... 


Aerial view of a GFIP highway and e-toll gantries
Lesufi confident e-tolls to end by March
20th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, in his State of the Province Address (SoPA) on February 19, said the provincial government had met with the Finance and Transport Ministers on January 26, and that... 


Roads
Dispute over 5km road could highlight far bigger roadbuilding problem for Gauteng
20th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A legal dispute over the granting of an environmental authorisation for a 5-km new road, the K148, in southern Gauteng has the potential to highlight serious legal impediments to the development of... 


Image of Road Freight Association (RFA) CEO Gavin Kelly.
Fuel price hike will impact consumers and the road freight industry – RFA
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Fuel is rapidly crossing the 50% mark as a share of daily road transport operating costs, depending on the type of transport operation, with rising costs likely to be passed on to the consumer,... 


An image of Dr Bridget Ssamula
S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


An image of Cesa CEO Chris Campbell
2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


Critical infrastructure blackouts top business risk in SA – Allianz
16th February 2024

For the second consecutive year, international financial services provider Allianz’s Risk Barometer indicates that critical infrastructure blackouts, attributed to power outages and the failure of... 


A toll gantry on the N12
Up to 12% of Gauteng motorists still paying their e-toll bills, says Outa
15th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Between 10% and 12% of road users in Gauteng are still paying for e-tolls, despite the October 2022 announcement by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana that e-tolls would be scrapped, Organisation... 


Image of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo 
Cape Town to invest R43bn in infrastructure in the next three years – mayor
14th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the city will invest R43-billion in infrastructure over the next three years. The ten-year project pipeline is valued at R120-billion. 


Subdued growth expected in transport sector; more freight going to Maputo – Ctrack index
Subdued growth expected in transport sector; more freight going to Maputo – Ctrack index
14th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) forecasts “another year of fairly subdued growth for the transport sector”. This is based on the assumption of mediocre economic growth in South... 


Anglo American's new head office in Oxford Road
Bambili close to finishing feasibility study on hydrogen fuel cell power system for Anglo’s head office
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American has selected hydrogen energy solutions company Bambili Energy to deploy a 2 MW hydrogen fuel cell power system lighthouse project to provide electricity at... 


An image of Sanral communications and marketing GM Vusi Mona
Toll tariffs to increase by 6.25%, Sanral announces
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced that its toll tariffs will increase by 6.25% from March 1. The tariffs are adjusted yearly in line with the Consumer Price... 


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