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Road maintenance in SA: Recognising challenges, acknowledging progress and offering solutions
Road maintenance in SA: Recognising challenges, acknowledging progress and offering solutionsArticle

"South Africa's road network has a pivotal role to play in the country's economic recovery but the condition of some of our roads are preventing this."

8 Apr 2021

Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent times
Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent timesArticle

Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Cecil Ramonotsi, shares some insight into the reinvention of small businesses during turbulent times...

Cecil Ramonotsi 6 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

Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destination
Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destinationArticle

By re-injecting gas revenues into the economy and facilitating infrastructural development nation-wide, Mozambique can realise its goal of becoming a regional tourism leader...

Charné Hundermark 8 Feb 2021

Travellers to carefully plan and prepare their summer holiday road trips
Travellers to carefully plan and prepare their summer holiday road tripsArticle

At the end of an unprecedented year, it is clear that the disruption of our daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic is set to continue for the foreseeable future.

15 Dec 2020

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable
The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewableArticle

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

2 Dec 2020

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi receives Great Road Builder Award
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi receives Great Road Builder AwardArticle

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been named this year's winner of the Babacar Ndiaye Great Road Builder Award...

15 Jul 2020

Preparing stockpiles for rapid post-lockdown deliveries
Preparing stockpiles for rapid post-lockdown deliveriesArticle

Miners should use the lag between the opening of surface mines and the delivery of products wisely, by preparing smart stockpiles, internal roadway systems and traffic separation measures to deal quickly and safely with the tide when markets reopen...

5 May 2020

Sanral operations to remain active during lockdown
Sanral operations to remain active during lockdownArticle

Sanral's routine road maintenance (RRM) and toll operations have been declared an essential service by government and will therefore continue during the lockdown period...

30 Mar 2020

Dumisani Nkabinde, regional manager, Sanral
Roads projects offer opportunities for SMMEsArticle

A road building initiative on the Free State KwaZulu-Natal border will offer local SMME's significant opportunities for new business, provide important job creation within local communities and develop skills through partnerships with established construction companies.

11 Mar 2020

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Businesses will have to fight for survival in 2020 [report]Article

This year will be an epic fight for survival for many businesses as numerous socio-economic factors come into play that will further their efforts...

14 Jan 2020

Lessons about housing from Ghana's Volta River project 50 years on
Lessons about housing from Ghana's Volta River project 50 years onArticle

The Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic embodiment of progress, modernisation, and development...

Iain Jackson 26 Sep 2019

SATC sheds light on SA's road maintenance backlogs
SATC sheds light on SA's road maintenance backlogsArticle

The alarming state of South Africa's paved and gravel road maintenance backlogs has been revealed...

12 Jul 2019

Maintenance project improves road safety
Maintenance project improves road safetyArticle

Periodic maintenance on the R67 between Fort Beaufort and Seymour in the Eastern Cape is improving road safety for pedestrians and motorists...

4 Jul 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

When the going gets tough, the tough get railing
When the going gets tough, the tough get railingArticle

Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly mining), to transport at least 30% of its heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail...

Benji Coetzee 4 Jul 2018

Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
5 more parks to boost tourismArticle

President John Magufuli has approved a proposal to upgrade five game reserves into national parks to widen the country's tourism scope...

28 May 2018

New government to have significant impact on construction sector
New government to have significant impact on construction sectorArticle

The country is currently experiencing a palpable positive mood of change since the recent changes in government...

Njombo Lekula 17 Apr 2018

How to make South Africa's public works programme work for women
How to make South Africa's public works programme work for womenArticle

The South African government recently reported that around 6.5 million job opportunities have been created through its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) since 2004...

Tessa Hochfeld, Lauren Stuart, Sophie Plagerson 19 Jun 2017

CT establishes four more women-only road repair teams
CT establishes four more women-only road repair teamsArticle

Cape Town's Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) now has eight all-female road repair teams...

2 May 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

Bakwena invests R1bn in road maintenance, construction
Bakwena invests R1bn in road maintenance, constructionArticle

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire has invested in a R1bn schedule of maintenance and construction projects scheduled for 2017...

17 Feb 2017

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Sanral girds for legal battle with motoristsArticle

Sanral has prepared 6,286 summonses in a bid to recover R6.2bn in outstanding e-toll debt from Gauteng motorists and is gearing up for its legal fight with Outa over an e-toll test case...

Karl Gernetzky 24 Jan 2017

Macozoma plans 'balanced funding portfolio' for road upgrades
Macozoma plans 'balanced funding portfolio' for road upgradesArticle

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) plans to achieve a "balanced funding portfolio with fuel tax-based revenue and toll income"...

Linda Ensor 22 Dec 2016

Hendrik van den Berg via
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

SANRAL hosts tender training workshops
SANRAL hosts tender training workshopsArticle

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is hosting tender training workshops to help SMMEs create sustainable enterprises...

30 Sep 2016

SANRAL cleans up N2
SANRAL cleans up N2Article

SANRAL used awareness around the clean-up and recycling initiatives in support of National Clean-Up and Recycle Week to highlight the work it does as part of its Routine Road Maintenance operations...

21 Sep 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

SANRAL opens new materials laboratory in PE
SANRAL opens new materials laboratory in PEArticle

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) has opened a new engineering materials laboratory that will see road materials from across the Eastern Cape now tested in Port Elizabeth...

30 Mar 2016

Progressing towards the utopian vision of a smart city
Progressing towards the utopian vision of a smart cityArticle

Much has been written over the past couple of years around the topic of smart cities. The utopian vision of the smart city often involves carefully orchestrated...

Lionel Moyal 26 Feb 2016

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Fuel levy not for Gauteng freeways - ParliamentArticle

Using the fuel levy to replace Gauteng's e-toll system will cause services to the poor to suffer, Parliament's transport committee said...

Thulani Gqirana, News24 27 Jan 2016

Tips for safe travelling this festive season
Tips for safe travelling this festive seasonArticle

With one of the highest traffic-accident fatality rates in the world, the need for increased driver attention and vehicle maintenance is very clear...

22 Dec 2015

City of Cape Town victorious against tolls
City of Cape Town victorious against tollsArticle

Judges Ashley Binns-Ward and Nolwazi Boqwana set aside the approvals that would enable SANRAL to toll sections of...

30 Sep 2015

Cape Town trains women for road maintenance
Cape Town trains women for road maintenanceArticle

The City of Cape Town's transport authority, Transport for Cape Town (TCT), has introduced its first all-female roads repair team, based at the Ndabeni roads depot...

25 Aug 2015

SANRAL spends R2.2bn on roadworks in Eastern Cape
SANRAL spends R2.2bn on roadworks in Eastern CapeArticle

There are currently 32 engineering projects with a combined value of R2.2bn taking place on the national road network in the Eastern Cape...

3 Aug 2015

New home owners must budget carefully
New home owners must budget carefullyArticle

New owners are often taken by surprise at the additional costs that come with a home and need to carefully consider their budget before becoming over-indebted with unnecessary expenses such as new furniture.

18 Jun 2015

Upgrading of N7 will stimulate economic development
Upgrading of N7 will stimulate economic developmentArticle

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) has announced that an amount R1.66bn is currently being invested on the upgrade of the N7 corridor between Cape Town and Malmesbury...

26 Mar 2015

Volvo expands test fleet to 1,000 cars
Volvo expands test fleet to 1,000 carsArticle

Volvo Cars has joined forces with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the Swedish Transport Administration in an attempt to enable cars to share information about road conditions...

20 Feb 2015

Louis Berger awarded contract for road maintenance in Gabon
Louis Berger awarded contract for road maintenance in GabonArticle

Louis Berger, the global professional services corporation, is part of an international consortium that was recently awarded a €2.36m ($2.71m) European Union-funded technical assistance contract for road maintenance in Gabon...

9 Feb 2015

Anglo American, DBSA and ICF unite to boost municipal service deliveryArticle

Anglo American, in partnership with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), recently launched a capacity building programme at eleven municipalities across five provinces in South Africa.

6 Oct 2014

Programme aims to boost municipal service delivery
Programme aims to boost municipal service deliveryArticle

A capacity building programme to strengthen institutional capacity in the areas of personnel skills and administrative systems has been launched at eleven municipalities across five provinces in South Africa.

30 Sep 2014

Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads
Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roadsArticle

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) believes its jurisdiction over the proclaimed national road network trumps the Cape Town city council's wish that the Winelands toll road project on the N1 and N2 be halted.

Linda Ensor 21 Aug 2014

Decade of logistics cost information now available
Decade of logistics cost information now availableArticle

Ten years of information on the country's logistics costs and efficiency is now available with the launch of the 10th State of Logistics survey for South Africa.

27 May 2014

Sanral under fire for destroying rare plants
Sanral under fire for destroying rare plantsArticle

The company that brought us e-tolls stands accused of mowing and killing rare and endangered plant species growing along national roads.

Bobby Jordan 18 Mar 2014

Limpopo to speed up payments
Limpopo to speed up paymentsArticle

Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL) has appointed a private firm to help speed up payment of R70m it owes to service providers, the province said on Monday (26 August).

28 Aug 2013

Sanral's advertising spend up 200%
Sanral's advertising spend up 200%Article

Sanral's spending on advertising has increased 200% in the past two years, Transport Minister Ben Martins indicated in a parliamentary reply.

5 Jul 2013

Ronald Ennik
Poor maintenance of roads a threat to Joburg home valuesArticle

Ongoing poor maintenance of Joburg's decaying suburban road infrastructure poses a real threat to the city's residential property values - particularly in prime areas.

Ronald Ennik 5 Jun 2013

Poor won't be hurt by tolls says Sanral
Poor won't be hurt by tolls says SanralArticle

A proposed toll system in the winelands in the Western Cape will not impact on the poor people of South Africa, the SA National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday (19 May).

20 May 2013

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