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Roads News

Truck-maker moves into Africa

30th August 2002 Chinese truck manufacturer FAW is extending its sales and service network in South African and neighbouring states. 

Bearing kits to increase vehicle uptime

30th August 2002 The largest distributor of Timken bearings in Southern Africa, Bearing Man, now has a range of Timken MileMate wheel bearing kits available that are designed and manufactured to increase a vehicle’s uptime. 

Firm exports to Aus, NZ

30th August 2002 South African-based manufacturer of equipment for the transport industry, Jost South Africa, is expanding its exports to the Australian and New Zealand markets. 

R30m invested in test facility

30th August 2002 The Eurotype Test Centre is a subsidiary of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), and specialises in all aspects of environmental and safety testing across the complete range of motor vehicles. 

Transformation challenges industry

30th August 2002 On South Africa’s transport routes the sight of road hauliers has become synonymous with economic success. The more trucks on the road, the more South Africa is assured that the economy is on the move. 

Gauteng's rapid-rail link will need integrated transport feeder services

By: vanessa vasques     30th August 2002 Public transport is becoming more important with congested highways and traffic jams becoming the norm for frustrated South Africans. 

Carbon-fibre bicycle launched in S Africa

By: Joanne Delaurentis     30th August 2002 Malaysian aeronautical and automotive company EPM launched its EPX carbon performance bicycle brand into the South African market at the Ride Cycle Show in Johannesburg this month. 

Gautrain enviro study ready for public comment

30th August 2002 A series of public meetings will be held in Midrand, Sandton, Rosebank, Kempton Park, Pretoria and Centurion, during September, to present the findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) undertaken for the proposed Gautrain rapid rail link. 

Total truck ban improbable; could cost SA economy R13,5-billion

By: vanessa vasques     30th August 2002 The announcement by the Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu some time ago, but due to be enforced in September, detailing the province’s restrictions on the movement of trucks on Gauteng’s freeways has caused a stir both in the industry and amongst ordinary South Africans. 

Used equipment market growing

By: Irma Venter     23rd August 2002 Three eighteen year old Euclid rigid frame dump trucks have been given a new lease of life by Hitachi Construction Machinery Southern Africa. 

Intermodal deliveries cut distribution costs

23rd August 2002 Self loading and off loading sidelifters by Steelbro reportedly unlock vast potential in hub and spoke supply chain service delivery. 

R30bn needed for SA road repairs

23rd August 2002 Transport minister Dullah Omar says a total of R30-billion is needed over the next five years to make improvements on roads in the country. 

R45m SA-Swazi road project to boost tourism

22nd August 2002 The R45-million Bulembu road project that aims to boost tourism between the historical gold mining town of Barberton in Mpumalanga and neighbouring Swaziland will be launched on Friday. 

Gas pipeline haulage contract awarded

16th August 2002 Earlier this month it was announced that transportation firm Cargo Africa Overborder (CAOB), a division of Cargo Africa and part of Imperial Logistics and Transport, has won the line haul contract for the transport of specialised, coated steel pipes for use in the construction of the Sasol... 

Enviro study for Wild Coast toll project

By: Zonika Botha     16th August 2002 Following the successful completion of an environmental scoping study, independent environmental consultant Bohlweki Environmental and a team of specialists are currently conducting an environmental impact assessment (EIA) study into the proposed N2 Wild Coast project. 

Omar calls for Africa's rail development

13th August 2002 Transport minister Dullah Omar has called on African railway owners and operators to co-operate in the promotion of development on the African continent. 

Transnet's developmental role highlighted at last

9th August 2002 Striking a balance between profitability on the one hand and development objectives on the other has long been a struggle for State-owned transport utility Transnet. 

New traffic offence agency studied

By: Zonika Botha     9th August 2002 In a drive to lift some of the burden from South Africa’s magistrates courts, the Department of Transport is investigating the possibility of establishing a dedicated national agency to deal with outstanding traffic offence payments. 

R5m-worth of containers are destined for Moz gas pipeline

By: candice haase     9th August 2002 The supply of R5-million worth of converted containers to the Temane gas pipeline project began in June this year and is due for completion by September. 

First phase of airport interchange begins

9th August 2002 Mokgawa, Mtshali and Associates (MMA), an emerging consulting engineering firm, and VKE Engineers were appointed in a joint venture to do the planning, design and construction supervision of the first phase of the Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) interchange. 

Local road tester steps into US and EU

By: Deborah Spicer     9th August 2002 Six locally-developed mobile laboratories for pavement testing are now operating in Europe and the US. 

Malawi passes road-project Bills

By: Marcel Chimwala     9th August 2002 The budget sitting of parliament in Malawi has passed two bills to allow that the country's government borrows $10,2-milliom from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa for a road-construction project. 

Enviro study for Wild Coast toll project

By: Zonika Botha     8th August 2002 Following the successful completion of an environmental scoping study, independent environmental consultant Bohlweki Environmental and a team of specialists are currently conducting an environmental impact assessment (EIA) study into the proposed N2 Wild Coast project. 

Unsolicited bids reshaping SA's toll-roads

By: Deborah Spicer     5th August 2002 While commuters may be alarmed by the fact that toll-roads have become an increasing part of their daily travelling, those in the roads sector suggest that the heavy competition for funding from the national fiscus as well as from provincial budgets necessitates the establishment of toll-roads. 

R150-million cash injection is set to boost tyre quality

By: candice haase     2nd August 2002 The injection of R150-million into the tyre-production facilities at Bridgestone Firestone South Africa’s (BFSA) plants in Port Elizabeth and Brits will facilitate the improvement of the quality of the company’s product. 

Green transport solutions for Africa on show at Joburg summit

2nd August 2002 The Gauteng Economic Development Agency (Geda) and Greening the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) have joined forces to showcase vehicle emmission-reduction technologies at the summit later this month. 

Traffic offence agency studied

By: Zonika Botha     2nd August 2002 In a drive to lift some of the burden from South Africa’s magistrates courts, the Department of Transport is investigating the possibility of establishing a dedicated national agency to deal with outstanding traffic offence payments. 

Unsolicited bids reshaping SA's toll-roads future

By: Deborah Spicer     2nd August 2002 While commuters may be alarmed by the fact that toll-roads have become an increasing part of their daily travelling, those in the roads sector suggest that the heavy competition for funding from the national fiscus as well as from provincial budgets necessitates the establishment of toll-roads,... 

Fuel enhancer to reduce emissions

26th July 2002 A CAPE Town company has developed an innovative new fuel enhancer that allows fossil-based fuels to be mixed with water in a ratio of about three-to-one with apparent dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas exhaust emissions. 

Container line upgrades W Africa services

26th July 2002 STRONG growth in trade from Asia to West Africa, has prompted P&O Nedlloyd to upgrade its West Africa services. 

R45bn transport renewal project gets going

By: Terence Creamer     26th July 2002 The long-awaited period of infrastructure renewal and extension at State-owned transport and logistics company, Transnet, is beginning to take shape with the announcement of R45,8-billion-worth of capital expenditure to run from this year until beyond 2006. 

Transport group's earnings rise

26th July 2002 South Africa's Transnet yesterday reported a 30% surge in operating profit in the year to March 2002, despite a slump in major markets, and said it expected the trend to continue over the next four years. 

Cape Town chamber backs fuel tax for roads

26th July 2002 THE Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry has come out in support of a fuel tax to finance road improvements. 

Summit drives R74m Joburg road revamp

By: Joanne Delaurentis     26th July 2002 The R74-million Johannesburg road upgrade, currently under way in the Sandton area and the Southern suburbs of Gauteng, will be completed by the end of the month, prior to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), reports Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) manager of capital projects Hennie... 

SA toll operator eyes Asia and Europe

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th July 2002 Toll-road operations and maintenance company Intertoll, which earlier this month clinched two contracts worth $70-million to operate and maintain two toll-roads in India over the next eight years, says selected European and Asian countries are currently the focus of its international expansion. 

New Congo oil transport firm launched

24th July 2002 Three Western oil firms and the government of Congo Republic have formed a new company to transport oil products to the capital of the Central African country, officials have said. 

Japanese giants invest in local truck firm

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     19th July 2002 In a show of confidence in South Africa’s economy, Japanese companies Nissan Diesel Motor Company (NDMC) and Mitusi & Company have acquired the trucking division of Nissan South Africa, now trading as Nissan Diesel South Africa (NDSA). 

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