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Covid-19 to have lasting impact on the transport sector :
Publication Date: 14 August 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic means it will never again be business as usual for the transport sector, says Transport Authority for Gauteng (TAG) CEO Jack van der Merwe. The disease has upended almost every aspect of the sector, with a number of changes threatening to be permanent.
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Modular panel bridge project makes headway :
Publication Date: 14 August 2020
Machinery and tools supplier Bosch Specialised Equipment (BSE) has successfully delivered 11 new modular panel bridges to Dunnottar Military Base in Nigel, in Gauteng, which will, in turn, be delivered to various locations across KwaZulu-Natal, to be erected over the next 18 months. BSE director Elliot Marcinko explains that BSE has been manufacturing bridge components from scratch since 2017, consequently becoming the sole manufacturer of the World War Two Bailey-style bridges in South Africa.
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Trac sees volumes improving after more than 70% drop in traffic   :
Publication Date: 07 August 2020
Trans African Concessions (Trac) says traffic volumes are steadily increasing on the N4 between South Africa and Mozambique after South Africa moved from Alert Level 5 to Alert Level 4 and then on to Level 3 in its programme to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. Trac manages the N4 toll route starting from Solomon Mahlangu offramp, in Tshwane, to the Maputo Port, in Mozambique. 'The lockdown requirements, when initially announced in March, had a direct impact on traffic across the country, since only essential service traffic was allowed to travel,' says Trac communications manager Solange Soares. 
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Sanral says it is ready to implement R30bn in projects :
Publication Date: 06 August 2020
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it is ready to implement R30-billion worth of construction projects. Sanral engineering executive Louw Kannemeyer says the road agency has a portfolio of projects that will be implemented during the course of the 2020/21 financial year and beyond.
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