• SANRAL takes high road to transformation SANRAL recently took a bold initiative to make its draft transformation policy public. During October to December 2017, it discussed this policy in great detail with internal and external stakeholders, including the construction and engineering sectors and other related industries. The final version will be published in 2018 to complement its long-term strategic vision, Horizon ...
  • Budget has impact on SANRAL A reduction of R2.6bn in SANRAL’s allocation and greater clarity on the government’s position on road tolling were some of the key features of the 2018/19 budget statement delivered by former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. The speech and the Budget Review tabled recently contained important references to SANRAL that will have an impact on its ...
  • SOE’s vital to economy The role of state enterprises to grow the economy and transform society remains a vital priority for South Africa, said President Cyril Ramaphosa in his first State of the Nation address. He also addressed problem areas: Governance – Government will change the way in which boards are appointed so that only people with expertise, experience ...
Hammarsdale project suspended

The Project Liaison Committee (PLC) for the Hammarsdale interchange upgrade is in disagreement with the basic SANRAL policy on localising labour and SMMEs. The PLC members also developed internal dissent. Several attempts to resolve the issues have failed. SANRAL had to instruct that the works contract be temporarily suspended.

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N7 upgrade progressing

Upgrading of the N7 started in March 2015 and will be completed in the beginning of 2019. The section between Melkbosstrand intersection and Malmesbury will see the single carriageway become a dual carriageway, the Darling Road interchange and pedestrian crossings are being improved.

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N2 Wild Coast road project update: Work on bridges starts

Work on the construction of the Mtentu Bridge, near Lusikisiki, started on 11 January 2018. The R1.63bn project will take 40 months and is expected to be completed by May 2021. The second tender for the Msikaba Bridge went out in November 2017 and closed on 9 March 2018. Construction should start towards the end …

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Moloto Rd project update

There are several planned upgrades along the R573 for 2018. Three more construction work packages for Limpopo and five for Mpumalanga will be rolled out, plus three community development projects in Limpopo and another five in Mpumalanga, targeting CIDB grade 1 SMMEs who are seeking opportunities.

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