Controlled blasting on N2 between Dutywa, Mthatha
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) says controlled blasting is scheduled to take place between Dutywa and Mthatha on Thursday, 23 November 2017 at approximately 12noon. The blast will take place at approximately 27 kilometres from Dutywa when travelling towards Mthatha and in the Mtentu Cuttings.... Read more
Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects
The City of Cape Town has reprioritised R2 billion of its budget to fund seven additional water projects. “We have looked at ways to fund the first phase of water supply projects by relooking at our spend across the city to see which non-water related projects we can temporarily... Read more
R61 road upgrade valued at R550 million completed
A major work activity stream of the R61 mega road infrastructure project in the Eastern Cape, has been completed, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) announced today. The R550-million Mthatha Sprigg Street to Ngqeleni road infrastructure development and safety programme is also part of a master... Read more
Gauteng invests R30bn in transport infrastructure
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has invested more than R30 billion in the past three years on public infrastructure projects. “The investments have been on improving our freeway and provincial road networks, the Gautrain, the modernisation of Metrorail and the rollout of bus rapid transit systems in metropolitan municipalities. “This... Read more
Khotsong TB Hospital brings much-needed jobs
Over 310 locals from Matatiele are benefiting from the construction upgrade of the Khotsong TB Hospital. The project valued at over R436 million has become a pillar of hope for communities residing in and around the Matatiele area. Once finished, the TB Hospital will result in a world class modern... Read more
Desalination plans underway for SA
Plans are underway to ensure that South Africa gains the capacity to desalinate its own seawater. Speaking at the 38th Expert Group meeting of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) on Monday, acting Director General of the Department of Energy, Tseliso Maqubela, said the City of Cape Town at... Read more
Amatola Water dismisses CEO
The Chief Executive Officer of Amatola Water Board, Lefadi Makibinyane, has been dismissed by the Board based on the outcome of a disciplinary enquiry. This decision comes after his suspension from 3 March 2017. Director of Operations, Asanda Gidana, will continue to act as a CEO in the interim.... Read more
Bridging Africa’s $68bn infrastructure finance gap
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) ( – African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market today, 18th September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union... Read more
More blasting between Grahamstown, Fish River Pass
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the N2, section 13, between Grahamstown and the Fish River Pass every Tuesday until 24 October 2017, weather permitting. The blasts will occur at various positions... Read more
SANRAL preserves rare plant species, sensitive habitats
Proactive steps taken by SANRAL’s environmental experts are preserving rare plant species and sensitive habitats during road-building programmes throughout South Africa. Mpati Makoa, the Environmental Manager of the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL), says the coming Arbour Month activities will focus on the need to protect... Read more