SANRAL celebrated reaching 20 years in operation by officially launching a coffee table book documenting why the reason for the organisation’s existence, its background and plans for the future.Held at the Golden Horse Conference Centre, the launch of the book was accompanied by old and new guests with cocktails and a light lunch. In attendance and speaking on the book were CEO of Sanral and professional engineer Skhumbuzo Macozoma, Sanral Eastern region manager Dumisani Nkabinde and SABC 3 news reader Thabile Ngwato. Nkabinde said the legacy that Sanral has built shows evidently in the province and in the recently launched book. “We have put down our experiences and knowledge in a book for our 20th anniversary,” said Nkabinde. Nkabinde also added that Sanral has put a lot of attention into growing the education of the youth and that they are seeing a good output from this initiative. Macozama said that Sanral’s reputation preceded them, stating that Sanral was known for its technical excellence since its inception. “Since our inception we have continued to improve and have done better this year than any other year before,” said Macozama. He said that Sanral was the best road entity in Africa and was responsible for 22 000 kilometres of road. “Our road networks move the economy. Our mandate is to develop, maintain and improve our roads and our campaign ‘Beyond Roads’ show how Sanral is building a better South Africa through roads,” said Macozama. He stated the Sanral has a staff of just 397 people and that today is a 20 billion rand entity. Macozama said that the book serves as a way for people to see the kind of work that Sanral does and is based on observations of how people see Sanral. Speaking over what needed to happen to further South Africa, Macozama highlighted that infrastructure and the skills of people needed to be heavily invested in to see South Africa advance.