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Transport News

Graphic display at rail exhibition

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

Rail event a valuable opportunity

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

Upgrade project on track

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

Railway engineers on display

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

Infrastructure backlog a concern

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Concrete 

Big upgrade for air-traffic control

By: System Author     19th May 2000 South African firm Air Traffic and Navigational Services is rolling out capital projects worth more than R280-million as part of an extensive upgrading and development programme. 

Road freight industry slump – worst in 3 years

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Further aggravating South Africa’s logistics problem, the local road-freight industry is in its worst slump for three years, with dire possible consequences for product transport and productivity in the country. 

Lightweight materials – low weight is their strength

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Developments to Watch 

$350bn to be spent at world airports

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The Airports Company of South Africa will spend $600-million or R3,8-billion in the next six years on developments at its airports. 

New gateway to game park

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The acquisition and redevelopment of the existing Phalaborwa airport in the Northern Province by regional air transport operator SA Airlink, could provide the central and northern regions of the Kruger National Park with the tourism impetus it needs. 

Coega’s comeback confirmed

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The long-awaited deepwater harbour and industrial development zone planned for a 17 000 ha property east of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape, is making something of a comeback. 

SA glass bridges off to Zimbabwe

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Three glass airport passenger-loading bridges left for Harare, Zimbabwe, this week to join the first bridge successfully transported to and installed at Harare airport earlier this month. 

Twelve weigh-stations to beat overloaders on new N3 toll-road

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Overloaded trucks are adding R600-million a year to the backlog bill of maintenance and repairs of South African roads, which stands at R37-billion, but public–private partnerships could help solve the problem. 

Do-or-die time to avoid SA commuter-rail train smash

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Decision time is looming for South Africa if it has any hope of salvaging its commuter rail service which operates in the main urban centres of Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal. 

Saldanha upgrade starts next month

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Implementation of Portnet’s plan for a R400-million upgrade to the Port of Saldanha’s 23-year-old iron-ore export plant is due to begin by the end of May. 

On the ROAD to a national CRISIS

By: System Author     7th April 2000 South Africa’s road infrastructure can be categorised into maintainable, repairable and rebuildable, with many of its road seals at the limit of their useful life, requiring urgent rejuvenating or resealing. 

Opinion

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Editorial 

UK firm hopes to put brakes on SA train smash

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The appointment of Halcrow Rail as the turnaround specialist to support the restructuring of Spoornet’s mainline passenger services and general freight is expected to prepare the parastatal for commercialisation so that it can become a sustainable stand-alone business entity. 

Maiden voyage for South Africa’s marine showcase

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The first international showcase for South Africa’s maritime business sector, Maritme Africa 2000, is on course for a successful ‘maiden voyage’. 

R3m for Mafikeng airport

By: System Author     17th March 2000 The North West provincial government will fund a R3-million refurbishment project to upgrade the existing facilities at Mafikeng international airport this month. 

Materials for the new millennium

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Developments to Watch 

Airport upgrade is taking off

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Namibia’s Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication has invited tenders for the upgrading, rehabilitation and extension of the existing runway, a new taxiway and appurtenant works at Walvis Bay Airport. 

Interest in local company

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Transport parastatal Transnet has received “substantial interest” for the disposal of 70% of its design and construction business, Protekon. 

New life for old fishing harbours

By: System Author     10th March 2000 The first contracts for the R4,1-million upgrades of the Hout Bay, Lamberts Bay, Kalk Bay and Laaiplek fishing harbours in the Western Cape are expected to be awarded next month. 

Business jet sales take off

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 Far removed from their traditional role as toys of the rich and famous, business aircraft are becoming an integral part of day-to-day business as companies become more globalised. 

R60m Wonderboom airport upgrade

By: System Author     25th February 2000 A R60-million upgrade and development programme is set to take off at the Wonderboom airport in Pretoria. 

Global group eyes SA airports

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Multinational believes defence offsets will raise its growth level four times over ten years 

New air-conditioning system completed

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Heating and cooling 

Racing roll-cage for taxis

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Local entrepreneur Japie Ludick has adapted the roll-cage – typically used in motor racing – for taxis. 

TAXI WAR!

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Taxi recap: can it pass the affordability test? 

Refocus for road-surfacing company

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Civil engineering and construction 

Move to limit taxi sulphurs

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Government’s planned introduction of a new diesel-powered taxi fleet has sparked discussions on stricter environment standards regarding the sulphur content of diesel among the parties involved. 

85 seconds response to fires

By: System Author     18th February 2000 A new R5-million eight-wheel fire engine is capable of responding to a disaster at the furthest end of its runway in 85 seconds across any terrain. 

New drying method

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils & lubricants 

Gauteng’s re-industrialisation plan

By: System Author     18th February 2000 The Gauteng spatial development initiative has seen a number of nodes having been identified for industrial projects. 

What new taxis must have

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Some stringent technical criteria have been set down for the South African, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Indian vehicle producers bidding to supply the new purpose-built taxi fleet. 

New R80-million roads project

By: System Author     11th February 2000 The R80-million South African National Roads Agency project to rehabilitate the national route between Zandkraal and Winburg in the Free State is expected to start before the end of March. 

 

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