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New road pavements forum

By: System Author     1st September 2000 Members of South Africa’s bituminous and cementitious materials road pavements industry have joined forces to form a single platform 

General freight is rail group’s focus

By: System Author     25th August 2000 South African railway parastatal Spoornet has adopted a ‘performance plan’ to ensure the company’s future success within the 

Cutting case for scrap-tyre problem

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Local equipment supplier Carstenson Equipment is proposing an innovative plan to solve the problem of redundant tyres that are dumped illegally around the country. 

E-commerce taking off at airports

By: Vanessa Bowler     25th August 2000 The first in a series of projected e-commerce initiatives has been successfully completed by the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), reports acting MD Justin Williamson. He comments that a newly-established information technology (IT) interface between Acsa and South African Airways (SAA)... 

Rocky road to the New Economy

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Bulk-handling companies feeling the pinch

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Unique three-dimensional modelling system in use

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Consulting Engineers 

Tippers make loading easier

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Transportation logistics company John Daniel Containers, of Mossel Bay, Western Cape, has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Australian company Trufab to manufacture a new roller-tipper. 

Jhb–Pta superhighway study begins

By: System Author     11th August 2000 One of South Africa’s most ambitious road infrastructure projects, the National Road Agency’s (NRA’s) Johannesburg-to-Pretoria corridor scheme, has reached initial development status. 

R15-billion rail revamp ready to roll

By: System Author     4th August 2000 National carrier Spoornet has announced its commitment to modern railway technology as a means to improve its efficiency and to survive in the new millennium. 

Entertainment for rail commuters

By: System Author     4th August 2000 Users of South African commuter rail system Metrorail can look forward to 18-hour en-route entertainment as the firm unfolds it R85-million in-carriage closed-circuit television system. 

Train brake system improves handling

By: System Author     4th August 2000 A new electronic braking and distributed-power system is being piloted by Spoornet business unit Coallink, of Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal. 

Important aircraft advance

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Tech Track 

100 councils now want to rail waste

By: System Author     28th July 2000 More than a hundred municipalities countrywide have expressed interest in national carrier Spoornet’s waste-by-rail concept, with a few of the projects already in the planning and implementation stages. 

19 new toll-road projects studied

By: System Author     28th July 2000 South African road-users could be paying thousands of rands in toll fees in the next few years if the government’s toll-road development programme gets the final go-ahead. 

New port-control tower doubles as weather centre 

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Nautical imagery, shells and budding sugar-cane shoots are the inspiration for the design of the state-of-the-art port control tower which will grace Durban – Africa’s busiest port – by April next year. 

Time taken from SA farms to UK shops slashed

By: System Author     14th July 2000 A R15-million perishable cargo warehouse facility, which opened last month at Johannesburg International Airport, is expected to help boost South Africa’s exports of fresh produce and create new jobs. 

Measuring car cuts surveying time

By: System Author     14th July 2000 The first infrastructure-measuring car that can measure track and overhead line parameters simultaneously, was launched by Plasserail last month. 

African railways are in a crisis

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Africa’s railways are at a critical junction. 

All aboard the Shilowa express

By: System Author     7th July 2000 By 2005, commuters travelling between Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Johannesburg International Airport may be persuaded to leave the convenience of their motorcars for the time-savings and comfort of a higher-speed train. 

Rail cargo traceable on the Internet

By: System Author     7th July 2000 Southern Africa is one step closer to an integrated regional railway system, with the last railway due to be connected to the region’s rolling stock information system by December. 

John Ross tolling proposed

By: System Author     6th July 2000 An unsolicited proposal to upgrade and toll the John Ross highway linking Empangeni and Richards Bay in Kwazulu-Natal at a cost of R220-million to R250-million, has been submitted to the National Roads Agency. 

Decision on airport, Sept

By: System Author     30th June 2000 A decision on whether Durban International Airport will be relocated to La Mercy, north of Durban, is expected to be reached by September, Engineering News learns. 

SA rail efficiency is not on track – Omar

By: System Author     30th June 2000 While South Africa can boast some of the most advanced transport infrastructure in the world, efficiency in terms of its rail network is still not on track. 

Will taxpayers subsidise taxi recapitalisation?

By: System Author     30th June 2000 The taxi recapitalisation project has invited laudatory and cautionary comment since its announcement last year. 

Shipbuilder uses 140 tons of aluminium every year

By: System Author     23rd June 2000 Aluminium 

SA must be transport-smart

By: System Author     16th June 2000 The implementation of intelligent transport systems in South Africa will play a significant role with respect to the South African government’s five-year transport focus. 

Toll system to be used the first time

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Southern Africa: projects & trade 

International landing system for Cape airport

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Cape Town International Airport is the first airport in Africa to receive the internationally recognised Category 111 b classification instrument landing system, which assists aircraft to land in adverse weather conditions. 

State ports authority moves forward

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Harbour infrastructure & equipment 

Refurbishment, replacement and specialised services are the name of the port game

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Harbour infrastructure & equipment 

Global expertise for South Africa

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Harbour infrastructure & equipment 

Rail industry changes to be discussed

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

Railtrack system of the future to be exhibited

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

International VIPs expected

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

New rail concept to be launched

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

Graphic display at rail exhibition

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

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