H igh-level partnerships between SANRAL, universities and research bodies contribute to work that will determine the quality of the country’s road and transport infrastructure in the future.
Together they contribute to the growth of a dynamic engineering sector with world-class expertise in road design, construction and transport management.
At Stellenbosch University the SANRAL Chair in Pavement Engineering has dual teaching and research functions. It also contributes to the
empowerment of black professionals and draws a significant proportion of post graduate students from other African countries.
At the University of Cape Town, the SANRAL Chair in Transport Planning has a dedicated focus on research issues relating to the impact of transport planning on social equity and poverty alleviation.
At the University of the Free State the SANRAL Chair in Mathematics, Natural Science and Technology Education directs its resources to post -graduate research and the training of teachers in these subjects that are vital to skills development in the country.
It has also joined forces with academics and educators to develop a Science-for-the-Future programme, which gives high school learners opportunities to get hands-on experience in science laboratories. Another initiative helps to excite interest in maths and science among younger children and assist teachers in the design of learning materials. Similar programmes are also in place at the Nelson Mandela University.
Together with the University of Pretoria and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), SANRAL is planning facilities to develop and test materials that can be used in road construction and transport infrastructure.
BUILDING SOUTH AFRICA THROUGH BETTER ROADS
People's Guide 2018