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Cabinet approves new National Transport Policy :
Publication Date: 26 February 2021
Cabinet announced on Friday that it had approved the revised White Paper on National Transport Policy. The policy replaces the 1996 National Transport Policy.
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JRA welcomes arrest of suspects as efforts to curb road infrastructure theft continue :
Publication Date: 25 February 2021
The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), in partnership with the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), has announced that their collaboration has resulted in the arrest of two suspects posing as technicians of the agency. The JRA has partnered with the JMPD to intensify law enforcement in the city's roads through increased police visibility in hotspot areas, thereby reducing theft and vandalism of roads infrastructure.
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Government commits to improving infrastructure spending :
Publication Date: 24 February 2021
The 2021 Budget, presented by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on February 24, outlines that R93.1-billion has been earmarked for economic regulation and infrastructure, from consolidated government expenditure of R2.02-trillion each year over the medium term. To boost infrastructure spending, government plans to partner with the private sector, multilateral development banks and development finance institutions to augment its skills, expertise and funding.
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National road toll tariffs to increase March 1 :
Publication Date: 22 February 2021
The Department of Transport has announced new toll tariffs for South Africa's national roads following Minister Fikile Mbalula's approval and recommendation by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). The adjustments are done yearly, in line with the consumer price index (CPI) as obtained from Statistics South Africa, with the latest having been gazetted on February 11 and coming into effect as of March 1.
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