ARTICLES RELATING TO ROADS

Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

Second thoughts on e-tolls?

2014-06-15 11:19

The Gauteng government is reportedly taking a second look at e-tolls as a funding source for building highways in the province.

Hate Jozi potholes? There's an app for that!

2014-05-15 11:44

The Johannesburg Road Agency has launched a mobile application that allows SA road users to report potholes and road issues. Will the JRA fix them though?

Peters: Provinces seek Sanral's help

2014-04-23 19:08

Provinces have asked Sanral to take over certain roads as they recognise their own limitations and challenges, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Pothole dodgems: SA is not alone

2014-03-27 09:39

From shredded tyres to horror crashes... dodging potholes is a reality on South African roads but there's some solace in knowing potholes global - even in the US!

E-toll case costs taxpayers R6m

2014-02-24 13:05

Court cases involving e-tolling on Gauteng highways have cost the taxpayer over R6-million in legal fees, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Meanwhile the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance calls Sanral's e-tag claims as hogwash...

E-tolls: You can still have a say!

2013-11-28 09:22

Gauteng road users will face the reality of more toll roads from December 3 but the fight to kill the unwanted system goes on. Want to do your bit? We make it easy for you to vote...

Safety tech risks driver freedom

2013-10-29 12:19

The European Union is considering rolling out technology in vehicles that can detect speed limits and automatically apply the brakes. Breakthrough in car safety or a disaster waiting to happen?

Sanral: 'Drivers will get tagged'

2013-10-07 14:29

"The benefits far outweigh the tariffs" claims SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) chief executive Nazir Ali. He said 83% of drivers would only pay R100 month for e-tolling...

New coal railway line to ease road damage

2013-09-29 12:04

The scourge of coal trucks tearing up Mpumalanga's roads will come to an end following the announcement that the R5.2bn Majuba railway line will start in the next two years.

W Cape tolls 'will create 5 000 jobs'

2013-04-17 08:48

The SA National Roads Agency says the planned toll roads on the N1 and N2 in the Western Cape will create almost 5 000 jobs, a report says.

Sanral: We wanted to warn motorists

2013-04-12 08:01
145 comments

The SA National Roads Agency says it wanted to give Gauteng motorists a timely warning that e-tolls would kick in soon when it made the widely criticised announcement.

DA to challenge Cape e-toll project

2013-03-26 12:44

The Democratic Alliance has vowed to fight the introduction of toll roads in the Western Cape.

Buy e-tags, urges Sanral

2012-12-13 12:13
339 comments

Sanral has appealed to motorists to register for e-tags after the high court ruled the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project was lawfully implemented.

Reader: E-tolls missing the point

2012-11-15 09:02

Reader Marnus van Staden says that the real problem behind e-tolling is that "infrastructure is a basic service provided by government to the people in order to support the economy".

Reader: The poor will suffer

2012-11-02 10:12

Reader Alex Blaeser believes that Gauteng e-tolling will cripple drivers and that the "poor will suffer" in the province.

Reader: E-toll bribes?

2012-10-30 11:51

Hans van Breukelen believes that Sanral received special kickbacks (read - bribes) for implementing the e-toll project.

Reader: E-tolling disgusting

2012-10-29 09:04

Reader WhokilledKenny believes that e-tolling is "just another way for the ANC to make money to put in their own pockets".

Cosatu: Govt jumping gun on e-tolls

2012-10-04 12:29

Government would be "jumping the gun" if it announced e-tolling was to go ahead in Gauteng, Cosatu says.

E-tolls decision due on Friday

2012-10-03 14:13

Gauteng motorists will know on Friday how e-tolling will be implemented, the inter-ministerial committee on the Gauteng freeway improvement project says.

Provincial roads in a poor state

2012-10-01 14:35

Close to a third of all provincial roads in South Africa are in a "poor to very poor" condition, says Transport Minister Ben Martins.

Tolling could begin soon

2012-09-20 17:16

E-tolling could possibly begin in a month's time, says legal counsel for the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.

Cosatu vows e-tolls revolt

2012-09-20 11:51
79 comments

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says his organisation will resist "with every power we have" the introduction of Gauteng's e-tolling project.

Judgment day for Gauteng e-tolls

2012-09-20 07:38

Today is D-day for Gauteng motorists, who will hear the Constitutional Court's decision on whether to overturn an interim interdict preventing e-tolling.

Increase fuel levies, says Gauteng ANC

2012-06-26 08:45

The ANC in Gauteng has proposed that a fuel levy increase be considered as an interim measure to fund improvements on the province's roads.

 

Province with most 'legal' drivers named

2014-07-21 13:08

How many South African road users have licences? The annual SA national travel survey reveals telling statistics on driving licence holders. Find out how your province fared!

Contractor crisis delays Cape road projects

2014-05-30 12:57

Major road projects around Cape Town have been delayed, because the contractors have either gone bankrupt or have severe cash-flow problems, says the city.

British drivers fear 'Smart' freeways

2014-05-09 10:25

'Smart' freeways are being rolled out across the UK but a survey reveals many drivers would feel unsafe using them. Why would that be...?

Pothole dodgems: SA is not alone

2014-03-27 15:30

From shredded tyres to horror crashes... dodging potholes is a reality on South African roads but there's some solace in knowing potholes global - even in the US!

Jhb sets R60m aside for road repairs

2014-03-19 15:56

The City of Johannesburg says it has set aside a R60m fund to repair damaged roads after floods pushed forward its agendas.

Sign of the times: Readable roads

2013-11-29 10:12

Vehicle technology is constantly improving and can now read road signs but poor signage and road markings has caused European safety agencies to call for "roads that cars can read".

'Helpful' car tips fire gender row

2013-10-31 08:49

‘Don’t wear high heels while driving, don’t panic if you’re going the wrong way...' Beijing Police have released 'helpful tips for female drivers' but few drivers are convinced as the tips are discriminatory.

RTMC: 'Corruption is a problem'

2013-10-10 13:35

'The reality is that trucks... and buses are getting licences illegally - operators of unroadworthy public transport should face harsh consequences' - so sayeth the RTMC

Fixing potholes a priority - minister

2013-10-07 09:22

Most of SA's roads network has exceeded its design life and upgrading roads and funding pothole rehabilitation is a priority, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

SA ranked worst in road safety

2013-05-25 10:12

The International Transport Forum has ranked SA as the worst offender for road safety out of a group of 36 countries involved in the report. And pedestrians are most at risk.

MEC Carlisle slams Cape toll roads

2013-04-15 08:52

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle has slammed the proposed Winelands toll roads stating that “it was concocted by the ANC” and that objections to tolling the Cape's busiest roads were “ignored.”

Road slaughter: Reader responds

2013-04-04 11:13

Reader FIONA SEEDAT responds to CHRIS BARRY’s article on SA road slaughter and says government departments should “present a unified stance” to combat road deaths.

Govt welcomes e-tolls judgment

2012-12-13 14:15
115 comments

The government has welcomed the court's ruling to dismiss an application to scrap Gauteng e-tolls, and urges motorists to respect the verdict.

Court rules in favour of e-tolls

2012-12-13 10:35
371 comments

The Gauteng e-tolling project will go ahead, Judge Louis Vorster ruled in the North Gauteng High Court.

Reader: No credit for e-tolling

2012-11-05 14:27

Reader Mpapadi Monyela believes that since e-tolls will negatively affect the poor and that drivers should be assessed as to wether they are able to pay tolls.

MEC Carlisle - 'AARTO must go'

2012-11-01 14:48

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle has slammed the "dysfunctional and incompetent management" of AARTO.

Reader: What's wrong with SANRAL?

2012-10-29 12:28

Reader DAN GOVENDER asks how the government can expect to charge taxpayers for roads that are poorly maintained.

E-toll details must be made public - Outa

2012-10-15 08:32

The details of the electronic toll collection contract should not be kept confidential, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance says.

BRT in the spotlight

2012-10-04 07:32

Do bus rapid transit systems really aid poor commuters?

E-toll saga nearing completion

2012-10-02 08:46

Consumers could go and buy their e-toll discs, as the transport department was busy concluding talks on the matter, Transport Minister Ben Martins says.

Govt seeks 'win-win' e-toll solution

2012-09-21 08:29

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called for cool heads to prevail in the Gauteng e-tolling saga, saying the government wants a win-win approach for all involved.

Everyone but govt upset over e-tolls

2012-09-20 14:40

The Automobile Association has joined others who have vowed to fight Gauteng's e-tolls, amid government relief over the Constitutional Court ruling.

Gauteng e-tolls to go ahead

2012-09-20 10:31

The Constitutional Court has set aside an interim order that put the Gauteng e-tolling project on review.

AA welcomes fuel levy tolling proposal

2012-06-27 10:29

The Automobile Association has voiced approval for the ANC's decision to consider using the fuel levy as an interim measure to pay for infrastructure upgrades.

Outa files ConCourt papers

2012-06-05 08:00

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has filed responding papers in the Constitutional Court on Monday, chairperson Wayne Duvenage says.

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