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Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economy
Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economyArticle

The roads construction sector has continued to experience a lack of work resulting in weak trading conditions while still carrying some excess capacity which is required for the current volume of work on hand...

Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 26 Apr 2021

Routine Road Maintenance projects under way in Gauteng
Routine Road Maintenance projects under way in GautengArticle

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited has announced the progress made on Routine Road Maintenance projects across Gauteng's three metropolitan areas of Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Tshwane.

30 Mar 2021

The Nigerian Naira has been under a lot pressure lately
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Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the markArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

Contractors beware of new clauses in road tender deals
Contractors beware of new clauses in road tender dealsArticle

Sanral's recent tenders for the upgrades to the N2/N3 are worth millions, which is is great news for contractors in a sector that is in slump. But, law specialists warn that amendments to Sanral's standard contract make it much more difficult for contractors to deal with disruptions...

30 Jan 2020

AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya
AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and KenyaArticle

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2bn when subsequent phases of the project are concluded...

17 Dec 2019

Bakwena confirms N4 route upgrades well on track
Bakwena confirms N4 route upgrades well on trackArticle

Continuous maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrades are necessary to ensure the N1-N4 route meets the highest international standards for toll road paying motorists...

19 Nov 2019

Mining in a circular economy meets stumbling blocks
Mining in a circular economy meets stumbling blocksArticle

Mining companies that take the circular economy seriously by finding creative ways to re-use the same materials will stand the test of time...

Garyn Rapson & Paula-Ann Novotny 12 Nov 2019

Third Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations revision released
Third Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations revision releasedArticle

Forestry South Africa's (FSA) 2019 edition and third revision of the Environmental Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa has been released...

30 Sep 2019

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Mining Round-up - key takeaways on the industryArticle

At a recent seminar, various specialists from Webber Wentzel explored the different aspects of the changing regulatory landscape around the mining industry...

30 Sep 2019

SATC 2019 to debate transport-related issues
SATC 2019 to debate transport-related issuesArticle

Several high-profile delegates will attend the 38th annual Southern African Transport Conference...

5 Jul 2019

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Austerity is hurting rural health, says reportArticle

Rural communities in South Africa, which make up 40% of the population, face immense difficulties in accessing adequate healthcare...

Kimberly Mutandiro & Kristine Liao 12 Apr 2019

Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions
Construction mafia derailing projects worth billionsArticle

Yunus Bayat, a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has called on the National Prosecuting Authority and local police services to intervene in what he describes as construction mafia and gang-related activities on construction project sites...

25 Mar 2019

How traffic congestion in Cape Town is impacting the property market
How traffic congestion in Cape Town is impacting the property marketArticle

According to the INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard, Cape Town drivers spend more time in traffic congestion than those of any other major city in the country...

7 Mar 2019

Africa's roads are badly built, and there aren't enough. This can be fixed
Africa's roads are badly built, and there aren't enough. This can be fixedArticle

One of the fastest growing economies in Africa, Ethiopia, has an ambitious plan to cut a green, sustainable path to becoming a middle-income country by 2025...

Nathanial Matthews and Frank van Steenbergen 31 Oct 2018

New report available on global soil compaction machines market
New report available on global soil compaction machines marketArticle

Developments in road infrastructure and increasing demand for paved roads continue to influence sales of soil compaction machines...

23 Oct 2018

Upgraded R511 now open to traffic
Upgraded R511 now open to trafficArticle

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi this week opened the upgraded R511 road worth R146m in Johannesburg...

23 Oct 2018

S&J Industrial Estate opens new arterial road
S&J Industrial Estate opens new arterial roadArticle

Redefine Properties together with Abland Property Developers officially announced the opening of the new public road, situated along the N3 highway, south of Germiston, Gauteng...

19 Sep 2018

Amasa Award entries open
Amasa Award entries openArticle

Entries for the 2018 Amasa Awards are now open and an exciting new award, the Amasa Agency of the Year Award, has been added to the programme...

Issued by Amasa 14 Aug 2018

Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix it
Evictions in Nairobi: why the city has a problem and what can be done to fix itArticle

A new road in Nairobi, Kenya, is set to displace up to 30,000 Kibera slum residents...

Kefa Otiso 25 Jul 2018

KZN infrastructure expenditure to exceed R200bn
KZN infrastructure expenditure to exceed R200bnArticle

The KZN government is rolling out a massive infrastructure programme...

23 Jul 2018

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City of Cape Town tackles congestion issue with more roadsArticle

The City of Cape Town is in the process of constructing six more roads as part of its Congestion Management Programme...

14 Jun 2018

R440m invested in road construction in Mamelodi
R440m invested in road construction in MamelodiArticle

The Gauteng Provincial Government will invest R440m on a road construction project on the K54 (Tsamaya Road) in Mamelodi, Tshwane east...

15 Feb 2018

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More people went hungry in Africa in 2017. But new initiatives also bore fruitArticle

Though the 2017 rise in food insecurity is disheartening, some African countries have made progress over the last decade. And there were some initiatives that deserve a special mention for the precedents they set...

Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 3 Jan 2018

Will logistics' freight services see headway soon?
Will logistics' freight services see headway soon?Article

To deal with challenges in the logistics freight services, a national logistics strategy is being drafted while Ethio-Djibouti railway is considered to significantly abate hurdles in the sector...

Mengisteab Teshome 26 Dec 2017

Artist's impression of the new liquid bulk terminal at the Port of Ngqura
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal development making headwayArticle

The construction of a new petroleum trading hub at the Port of Ngqura is making progess...

29 Nov 2017

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N2 upgrade near Grahamstown making progressArticle

Sanral has announced that its six to seven-year project of upgrading the N2 between Grahamstown and the Fish River Pass is progressing well...

13 Oct 2017

New NEC4 Alliance Contract designed to elicit feedback
New NEC4 Alliance Contract designed to elicit feedbackArticle

The format of the new NEC4 Alliance Contract, recently released by the NEC, is designed specifically to elicit feedback from the construction and infrastructure sectors...

8 Aug 2017

SA construction firms urged to join international debate on new engineering contract
SA construction firms urged to join international debate on new engineering contractArticle

The first NEC contract, known as the ‘New Engineering Contract' - was published in 1993. The NEC3 suite of contracts was updated in 2013 and the London-based organisation has now released the consultation draft of the new NEC4 Alliance Contract...

8 Aug 2017

N2WCTR to create up to 55,000 jobs in the Eastern Cape
N2WCTR to create up to 55,000 jobs in the Eastern CapeArticle

New job creation is virtually unattainable without decent transportation infrastructure and good mobility networks...

Craig McLachlan 11 Jul 2017

Entries are open for the AMASA Awards!
Entries are open for the AMASA Awards!Article

AMASA is calling all media practitioners' countrywide to show off their best work implemented between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017 in order to inspire the industry as a whole...

Issued by Amasa 4 Jul 2017

Tanzania receives $51m for Tabora road construction
Tanzania receives $51m for Tabora road constructionArticle

Tanzania has received $51m (over 110bn/-) financial boost from Kuwait for construction of the 85-kilometre Chaya-Nyahua road in Tabora region...

12 Jun 2017

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FSA releases updated environmental management guidelines for commercial forestry plantationsArticle

Forestry South Africa has released the third version of its Environmental Management Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa to provide updated guidelines for the management of plantation forestry...

5 Jun 2017

Sanral boosts development of emerging contractors
Sanral boosts development of emerging contractorsArticle

A group of 11 SMMEs from Lusikisiki enrolled in the Sanral community and training development programme for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road recently attended a business training programme at Mamlambo Construction...

5 Jun 2017

Developed from NASA technology, SAM partners in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) with human support to help autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations and build the knowledge of in-vehicle AI.
Cars are becoming life-saving smartArticle

Autonomous driving technology is developing at a rapid pace. Business Insider's research platform has forecast that there will be around 10 million cars with various self-driving features on the road in the UK by 2020...

Mike Whitfield 23 May 2017

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed
2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealedArticle

The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced...

18 May 2017

SANRAL Training Academy offers crucial engineering experience
SANRAL Training Academy offers crucial engineering experienceArticle

SANRAL provides crucial training to engineering graduates at its Training Academy in Port Elizabeth, where it assists graduates to gain experience in key training areas...

5 May 2017

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Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forestsArticle

A project conducted by the African Conservation Foundation and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation shows that emerging technologies and big data can take conservation to a new level...

Arend de Haas 24 Apr 2017

Preventative maintenance can prevent ‘that sinking feeling'
Preventative maintenance can prevent ‘that sinking feeling'Article

Potholes are the bane of many motorists who take to roads across South Africa. The persistent rains in recent months across large parts of the northern provinces have again led to frustration...

Louw Kannemeyer 6 Apr 2017

SANRAL rolls out community development, SMME training programme
SANRAL rolls out community development, SMME training programmeArticle

A R120 million community development and SMME training programme has been rolled out by SANRAL...

22 Feb 2017

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Silvermine Road and Ou Kaapse Weg intersection upgrade under wayArticle

City of Cape Town's Transport and Urban Development Authority have begun with the upgrade of the Ou Kaapse Weg and Silvermine Road intersection with the aim to relieve congestion...

24 Jan 2017

AfDB commits $74.9m for Dar, Maputo road network
AfDB commits $74.9m for Dar, Maputo road networkArticle

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved $71.8 million grant and $3.1 million loan to the Mozambique government for the construction...

20 Dec 2016

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SMMEs benefit from SANRAL funded projects in Southern CapeArticle

Small, medium and micro-enterprises continue to benefit from SANRAL funded projects in the Southern Cape...

8 Dec 2016

Aiming to give drivers a clean bill of health
Aiming to give drivers a clean bill of healthArticle

How many heavy-duty truck and bus drivers - Code C1 to Code EC - are there in SA?

13 Oct 2016

SANRAL to introduce new asphalt design mix
SANRAL to introduce new asphalt design mixArticle

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is adopting two new road materials engineering specifications for the construction of the national road network and other roads under its jurisdiction...

19 Sep 2016

Kobus van der Walt, Regional Manager, SANRAL WR and Prof de Villiers, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor
SANRAL invests R30-million in SU for continued education in pavement engineeringArticle

SANRAL announced a R30-million endowment to Stellenbosch University which will continue to fund the SANRAL Chair in Pavement Engineering at the University...

23 Aug 2016

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The impact on Africa after BrexitArticle

African economies may be severely affected by Britain's exit, according to analyst Amelia Tan, writing for the UN's Africa Renewal...

Amelia Tan 17 Aug 2016

A fresh focus on new approaches to recycling tyres is needed
A fresh focus on new approaches to recycling tyres is neededArticle

Hundreds of millions of tyres are discarded each year. Their disposal represents a major global problem...

Itziar Iraola Arregui 11 Aug 2016

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