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N3 highway to be closed on Sunday to replace heavy-duty electricity cables

JOHANNESBURG, November 2 – The N3 highway toll route between Johannesburg and Durban will be intermittently closed off to traffic on Sunday between Lions River and Tweedie for two hours between 8am and 10am, the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) said. Sanral said the closure is necessary to replace an overhead line structure and conductor that serve the […]

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#MTBPS2018: Govt calls on private sector’s help in R855bln mid-term infrastructure spend

PRETORIA, October 24 – Finance minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday that government was ready to call on the private sector to increase its role in assisting government with better implementation of its existing infrastructure plans. This as Mboweni announced that public infrastructure expenditure is estimated to be R855.2 billion over the next three years, […]

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SA funding to sustain road network insufficient – Sanral

JOHANNESBURG, October 11 – The total estimated funding requirements to sustain South Africa’s road network, including addressing backlogs in surfacing and capacity expansion, is nearly R120 billion, and the country’s fuel levy provides insufficient funding, the CEO of the national roads agency has said. In remarks at a Durban conference, South African National Roads Agency […]

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Sanral awards R1.65bln tender for longest cable-stayed bridge to Concor Mota-Engil JV

JOHANNESBURG, September 20  – The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) announced on Thursday the awarding of the R1.65 billion tender for the second of two mega-bridges as part of the N2 Wild Coast project. This comes after Sanral announced in July 2017 that the tender award had to be re-advertised as it received no fully responsive tenders for […]

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Reported R59 billion bailout to SoEs will worsen debt levels and impact SA ratings, says DA

CAPE TOWN, August 13 – Reports of a proposed bailout for parastatals by cabinet, especially the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral), will worsen South Africa’s precarious debt levels and negatively impact the country’s national sovereign ratings, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. “Cabinet’s argument that a Sanral default will affect sovereign ratings is flawed, […]

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Mt Edgecombe interchange in Durban bags a construction excellence award

CAPE TOWN, July 16 – The Mt Edgecombe interchange in Durban has won an award for construction excellence from the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. The award cited the interchange as “an outstanding example of technical expertise and quality which has contributed substantially to the transportation experience of the public and the economy of […]

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Sanral denies writing off R3billion debt in unpaid e-toll fees

JOHANNESBURG, November 8 – The South African Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Wednesday denied that it had written off impairment losses of R3.6 billion for unpaid e-toll debts older than three years, compared to R92 million in 2015/16. This comes after Sanral on Tuesday appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Transport to submit its Integrated Annual Report. The Organisation Undoing Tax […]

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N3 Geldenhuys Pedestrian Bridge collapsed after truck crashed into pier – Sanral

JOHANNESBURG, September 6 – The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) on Wednesday said investigations by Superstructure Consulting Engineers revealed the Geldenhuys Pedestrian Bridge over the N3 collapsed after a heavy coil of steel on a truck hit a supporting pier. “The collapse of the Geldenhuys Pedestrian Bridge, B1187, on the N3 in the early hours […]