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Roads News

Beitbridge border between South Africa and Zimbabwe remains busy

By: African News Agency      23rd December 2015 Zimbabweans and South Africans crossing the border at the Beitbridge border post might be filled with a little festive cheer on hearing that that things are running smoothly and efficiently this week despite an additional 17 000 travellers being processed there daily. A statement released by the... 

Cape Town invests R750m to fix traffic congestion

By: News24Wire      11th December 2015 The City of Cape Town’s Council endorsed a Congestion Management Programme on Thursday that will aim to address traffic congestion problems in the city. The Congestion Management Programme sets out the expenditure, infrastructure projects and other interventions to improve the traffic situation. 

Cape Town invests R750m to fix traffic congestion

Gauteng Premier welcomes launch of Mamelodi transport hub

By: Nadine James     11th December 2015 Gauteng premier David Makhura and Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa launched the first phase of the R850-million Denneboom Station Public Transport Interchange (DSPTI) project in Mamelodi last month, calling on residents to support the project. The project forms part of the Solomon Mahlangu... 

TSHWANE REGIONAL MALL
An artist's impression of what the Mamelodi mall will look like when it opens in April 2017
TSHWANE REGIONAL MALL An artist's impression of what the Mamelodi mall will look like when it opens in April 2017

Bakwena records 25% decrease in fatalities in 2015

By: Zandile Mavuso     11th December 2015 Fatalities on the N1/N4 route have decreased by 25% over 2015 as compared to 2014, reports toll concession company Bakwena. 

M1 highway gets R210m facelift

11th December 2015 The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) will spend a total of R210-million to upgrade the M1 highway bridges and associated stormwater drainage systems, says the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA). The project, which started on November 16, forms part of the CoJ’s R365-million programme to upgrade the M1 and... 

M1 HIGHWAY The M1 and M2 upgrades form part of the City of Johannesburg's 2040 Growth and Development Strategy
Photo by Duane Daws
M1 HIGHWAY The M1 and M2 upgrades form part of the City of Johannesburg's 2040 Growth and Development Strategy

Award-winning KZN interchange eases congestion on N2

11th December 2015 State-owned entity the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) reports that upgrading the Umgeni road interchange, located at the N2 and M19 intersection in KwaZulu-Natal’s eThekwini municipality, has eased the flow of traffic for about 14 000 to 16 000 vehicles travelling through... 

FOUR YEARS WELL SPENT The interchange upgrade, which started in 2011, has reduced congestion and journey times, while increasing road safety
FOUR YEARS WELL SPENT The interchange upgrade, which started in 2011, has reduced congestion and journey times, while increasing road safety

Gautrain expansion feasibility study to be completed by March 

By: Schalk Burger     11th December 2015 The feasibility of expanding the commuter rail Gautrain from Lanseria through Honeydew to Sandton, build an additional line from Mamelodi, north-east of Pretoria, to Naledi, west of Johannesburg, and extend the service from OR Tambo International Airport to Boksburg will be completed by March... 

Sanral turns on automatic payment options along selected toll routes 

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th December 2015 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has switched on automated payment options at several existing toll roads and plazas. Road users with electronic tags no longer have to stop to pay tolls manually with cash or credit cards along the N1 from Pretoria to Musina; the N1 between... 

Vusi Mona debunks Outa numbers 

By: News24Wire      3rd December 2015 South African Roads Agency (Sanral) general manager: communications Vusi Mona launched a stinging attack on the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on the second anniversary of the controversial e-toll system. Outa listed five reasons why Gauteng's e-toll system has, in its opinion, been... 

Vusi Mona debunks Outa numbers

Cargo Carriers to dispose of BHL shares

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd December 2015 JSE-listed logistics company Cargo Carriers will sell its 55% shareholding in BHL Zambia and its 51% shareholding in BHL Namibia to Beefco for $1.94-million. BHL Zambia specialised in the transport of various commodities including copper concentrates, lime and sulphuric acid and provided... 

Cargo Carriers to dispose of BHL shares

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... 

Cape toll saga not over yet

Unpaid e-toll bills are not debt, says Outa

By: News24Wire      27th November 2015 In its opinion outstanding e-toll bills are related to an unjust and irrational law which makes it unnecessary for businesses to be concerned about the amount they owe or to disclose it as a debt to shareholders, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said in a statement on Friday. The... 

Unpaid e-toll bills are not debt, says Outa

SA public transport projects gaining traction – services firm

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th November 2015 Despite the current project affordability constraints, South Africa has made exponential improvements in progressing its public transport projects, says professional services firm KPMG. “There is increased awareness of the absolute need for better public transport,” stresses KPMG infrastructure... 

DEFINED STRATEGY
Defining a strategy for public transport services prompted the public and private sectors to initiate several public transport infrastructure projects in recent years
DEFINED STRATEGY Defining a strategy for public transport services prompted the public and private sectors to initiate several public transport infrastructure projects in recent years

Effectiveness of logistics consulting hinges on in-depth knowledge

By: Schalk Burger     27th November 2015 Effective logistics, import/export and manufacturing consulting services require detailed industry knowledge and experience, but can add significant value to these industries by providing expert advice on various technical elements in their value chains, says automotive and logistics consultancy... 

BRIAN VERWEY
Effective management, review and administration of non-core elements can improve business operations and increase revenue and decrease unforeseen risks
BRIAN VERWEY Effective management, review and administration of non-core elements can improve business operations and increase revenue and decrease unforeseen risks

Solution helps decongest Sandton CBD traffic

By: David Oliveira     27th November 2015 Property management company Sandton Central Management District (SCMD) announced last month its sponsorship of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units, which have been installed to ensure power is maintained at six key intersections in the Sandton central business district (CBD).  SCMD city... 

TRAFFIC LIGHT UPS Six traffic intersections in Sandton’s CBD have been installed with uninterrupted power supplies to ensure traffic flow
TRAFFIC LIGHT UPS Six traffic intersections in Sandton’s CBD have been installed with uninterrupted power supplies to ensure traffic flow

Future planning key to public transit systems

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th November 2015 The implementation of new public transportation systems requires the consideration of the existing system and infrastructure requirements, while having the foresight to anticipate future system needs, says engineering, project and construction management services supplier Hatch Goba. The company... 

TRANSPORT TRANSFORMATION
The GO!Durban transit system will comprise metro rail transit, rapid bus transit, road-based feeder services and complementary rail and bus services
TRANSPORT TRANSFORMATION The GO!Durban transit system will comprise metro rail transit, rapid bus transit, road-based feeder services and complementary rail and bus services

Johannesburg municipality to continue public transport initiatives  

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th November 2015 The City of Johannesburg municipality plans to continue its focus on the implementation of an integrated transport system through its transport legacy projects following the EcoMobility World Festival 2015, in the Sandton central business district (CBD). “[The festival] proved . . . that there is... 

EXPANDED INITIATIVE A public transport loop introduced during the EcoMobility festival will be permanently established along a route including West street, in Sandton
Johannesburg executive mayor Parks Tau discusses the impact of the EcoMobility month and the way forward

Labat concludes R560m RTG takeover deal

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th November 2015 JSE-listed investment holding company Labat Africa has concluded a R560-million subscription and buy-back agreement for the acquisition of a 100% interest in Reinhardt Transport Group (RTG) and its Chrome Carriers subsidiary. The acquisition, which would see empowered firm Labat acquire all RTG’s... 

Labat concludes R560m RTG takeover deal

Innovation to change consumer mindset on EVs – Nissan 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     25th November 2015 Nissan South Africa (NSA) has, since the introduction of the LEAF electric vehicle (EV) on the local market, in 2013, sold only 80 units. Compared with the 450 296 cars sold in 2013 and the 439 264 cars sold in 2014, this was an indication that the local market remained reluctant to adopt the new... 

Innovation to change consumer mindset on EVs – Nissan

Industry body prioritises clean fuels legislation

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th November 2015 Driving the introduction of clean fuels legislation, which will facilitate the use of extra-heavy and heavy commercial vehicles emitting low-carbon emissions, and the localisation of some truck parts and components, are key areas being pursued by the Heavy Commercial Vehicle Division of the... 

PROGRESS IMPEDIMENT
The current lack of clean fuels legislation and clean fuel availability influences the introduction of new, lower carbon emission truck models and technologies
Photo by Duane Daws
PROGRESS IMPEDIMENT The current lack of clean fuels legislation and clean fuel availability influences the introduction of new, lower carbon emission truck models and technologies

Did Gauteng violate Sanral Act with e-tolls payment?

By: News24Wire      18th November 2015 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 non-tolled funding and... 

Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage
Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage

Gauteng allocates R123m for e-tolls in 2015 

By: News24Wire      17th November 2015 Gauteng will spend R123-million in 2015 to subsidise an e-toll fees gap which occurred as a result of the reduced user charge dispensation, it announced on Tuesday. Finance and e-Government MEC Barbara Creecy announced this during her mini budget speech for Gauteng. 

Gauteng allocates R123m for e-tolls in 2015

Raubex lifts H1 earnings, revenue

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2015 Infrastructure development group Raubex achieved a consistent performance in the six months to August 31, despite challenging industry conditions and the impacts of unplanned refinery shutdowns on the company’s asphalt operations, CEO  Rudolph Fourie said. The company increased its earnings a... 

Raubex lifts H1 earnings, revenue

Outa says no to further tax hikes

By: Anine Kilian     6th November 2015 Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage has said the organisation would oppose the proposed tax increases that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene had indicated are on the cards for 2016. “Not on our watch. Until government tackles the squandering, maladministration and... 

Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage
Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage

Standards deficient on systems to help visually impaired navigate city streets

By: David Oliveira     6th November 2015 Local standards concerning tactile ground-surface indicator (TGSI) systems require more clarity to ensure that visually impaired South Africans can safely navigate through city streets and buildings, says local universal access specialist company Future Mobility Engineering MD Frano Combrinck.... 

UNIVERSAL ACCESS R&D
A significant amount of research and development on universal access has been conducted with the South African National Council of the Blind
UNIVERSAL ACCESS R&D A significant amount of research and development on universal access has been conducted with the South African National Council of the Blind

Time for second new e-toll phase – Sanral

By: News24Wire      2nd November 2015 Road users on the Gauteng freeway network are from November 2 eligible for a 60% reduction of their historic e-toll debt in arrears, the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) said on Sunday. This once-off discount applies to all unpaid e-tolls levied on Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP)... 

Time for second new e-toll phase – Sanral

Basil Read sells SprayPave to Much Asphalt for R78.6m

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th October 2015 Construction group Basil Read will sell its SprayPave bituminous road binder manufacturing subsidiary to hot and cold asphalt products supplier Much Asphalt for R78.6-million. The JSE-listed company would use the net proceeds to reduce its debt and fund its capital management initiatives. 

Basil Read sells SprayPave to Much Asphalt for R78.6m

Peters calls for critical review of National Transport Master Plan to improve it 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th October 2015 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked National Transport Master Plan (Natmap) Synopsis Update Colloquium participants, particularly those who do not stem from government, to not avoid being “very critical” of the plan. The long-delayed Natmap was designed to guide South Africa’s transport... 

Peters calls for critical review of National Transport Master Plan to improve it

Only Tshwane municipality pursues ultrathin reinforced concrete roads

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 Since 2010, when the Tshwane municipality stated its intention to pursue the use of ultrathin reinforced concrete pavements (UTRCPs) specifically for roads in townships, it is the only municipality to have done so, says Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) project consultant... 

JOB CREATOR Building concrete roads requires little machinery and can therefore create more low-skilled jobs
JOB CREATOR Building concrete roads requires little machinery and can therefore create more low-skilled jobs

Consulting engineering firm suggests tolling of regional roads 

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 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. 

SA’s primary highway network as good as any, says consultancy

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 South Africa’s national highway network is comparable to some of the best road networks in the world, including those of developed countries, says KPMG infrastructure advisory head De Buys Scott. 

DE BUYS SCOTT While roads are critical to any economy, they are even more important in South Africa
DE BUYS SCOTT While roads are critical to any economy, they are even more important in South Africa

LED streetlights installed in Western Cape

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 By June this year, the Swartland municipality, in the Western Cape, had retrofitted 69% of its existing streetlights with locally designed and manufactured light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights from luminaire manufacturer Beka Schréder. 

NEW LIGHT To date, over 4 000 LED luminaires have been installed in streetlights in the Swartland municipality
NEW LIGHT To date, over 4 000 LED luminaires have been installed in streetlights in the Swartland municipality

Preliminary design assessment of N3 highway upgrade under way

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 Infrastructure consultancy SMEC South Africa is assessing the preliminary design for upgrading an 11 km stretch of the N3 highway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, says SMEC South Africa functional GM for roads and highways Dawie Er 

KEY CORRIDOR The N3 runs from Durban to Johannesburg
KEY CORRIDOR The N3 runs from Durban to Johannesburg

Poor transport infrastructure stifling intra-African trade

By: Irma Venter     30th October 2015 Within sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) there are fifteen landlocked countries, with an average distance of 1 000 km to the sea, says WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff  Africa development, transportation and infrastructure divisional director Vishaal Lutchman. This means these countries are reliant on... 

Design for Pietermaritzburg N3 interchange under way 

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 Planning, engineering, and programme and construction management company WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff won a tender last month to design two new interchanges of the N3 in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, WSP road geometrics design head Bruce White tells Engineering News. 

BIG RESPONSIBILITY The interchange will allow for traffic to flow on the N3 as it crosses Epworth and Market roads in the south of Pietermaritzburg
Photo by Duane Daws
BIG RESPONSIBILITY The interchange will allow for traffic to flow on the N3 as it crosses Epworth and Market roads in the south of Pietermaritzburg

Abnormal load vehicle tested on N2

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 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. 

SPECIALLY DESIGNED Unitrans Abnormal petroleum tanker
SPECIALLY DESIGNED Unitrans Abnormal petroleum tanker

Locally made wind-turbine tower sections set off from Atlantis factory 

By: Terence Creamer     19th October 2015 The transportation of locally manufactured wind-turbine tower sections began on October 19, with abnormal-load trucks setting off from Atlantis, in the Western Cape, on a 1 000 km, four-day journey to Noupoort, in the Northern Cape, where an 80 MW power plant is under construction. The turbine... 

Noupoort Wind Farm programme manager Savva Antoniadis
Noupoort Wind Farm programme manager Savva Antoniadis
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