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Road rehabilitation between Kameeldrift, Ga-Rankuwa to start this week

By: Schalk Burger     17th January 2022 Road management company Bakwena N1/N4 Platinum Highway will undertake major rehabilitation of the base layers in the left-hand lane on portions of the N4 between Kameeldrift and Ga-Rankuwa Interchanges as part of its 2022 planned maintenance programme. The detailed design for this work was... 

Sanral sets aside R3bn to benefit local SMMEs during N2 Wild Coast road construction

By: Schalk Burger     10th December 2021 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has set aside more than R3-billion to benefit local small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs), in Mpondoland, in the Eastern Cape, as part of the construction of the N2 Wild Coast Road. About 8 000 direct jobs and up to 20 000... 

Road tech can improve road longevity, safety

By: Cameron Mackay     10th December 2021 Engineering consultancy WSP has incorporated technologies that compensate for the potential longer time span between maintenance interventions for the rehabilitation of a 27 km section of road in Gauteng, says WSP director Marshall Muthen. The project, set to begin in January, involves a section... 

Musina ring road project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     26th November 2021 The construction of the ring road forms part of government’s infrastructure projects programme.  

Chain and sprockets offer cost savings on power transmission

12th November 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s total plant management solutions encompass a technical advisory service for maintenance programmes that includes correct chain and sprocket selection, a critical factor in any power transmission system. “We believe that by investing in quality branded power... 

Raubex posts strong interim results

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th November 2021 JSE-listed Raubex Group has posted a significant 1 907% increase year-on-year in operating profit to R435-million for the six months ended August 31. This compares with the R21.7-million in operating profit generated in the six months ended August 31, 2020. 

Innovation implemented in road project

By: Anna Moross     29th October 2021 Consulting engineers firm WSP has used not only innovative technology in the upgrading of the National Route 3 (N3) project but also aims to ensure the use of sustainable materials throughout construction. 

Waste material used in roads construction

By: Anna Moross     29th October 2021 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been involved in several new research initiatives geared towards providing alternative waste material products for use by the road pavement industry in South Africa.  

New methods, technology key in driving net zero goal

By: Anna Moross     22nd October 2021 The South African road infrastructure and construction industry can learn from international markets and apply several key lessons on its journey to achieving the goal of net zero, ensuring a balance between emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere, says consulting engineers... 

City launches app, WhatsApp chatbot to improve pothole reporting

By: Simone Liedtke     12th October 2021 The City of Johannesburg, together with Discovery Insure and Dialdirect Insurance, have launched a new ‘Pothole Patrol’ app and WhatsApp-bot to fast-track the ongoing war on potholes across the city. Launched on October 12, the smart mobility initiative is set to enable the speedy reporting of... 

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