Transport
Friday, 12 October 2012 10:38

Moving in the right direction

New inner-city transport and traffic concepts can help to steer rapid urbanisation in a more sustainable direction.

The transport industry needs to find green solutions to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The road transport industry alone is responsible for 18% of global C02 emissions. Using pallets in the freight transport industry that is made out of recyclable plastic will lower a company’s carbon footprint.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 10:09

Harnessing the power of your luxury car

Becoming a certified Audi advanced driver comes with a myriad of benefits, not the least of which is better road handling, leading to increased safety and your well-being.

The transport system is the backbone of South Africa’s socio-economic activities with the majority of South Africans dependent on public transport. According to the Department of Transport, it is the most rapidly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country and is the second most significant source of carbon emissions.

Tuesday, 06 July 2010 11:03

CO2 car tax implications for consumers

Exhaust-related emissions of vehicles in South Africa have many people asking what the country is doing in terms of adopting environmentally-friendly policies and strategies in the transport sector. Deon du Preez, Managing Director of DisPro Tech, says that an analysis of government’s published thinking on the issue proves that pollution from cars is being taken seriously and that a holistic approach by the relevant government bodies is being propagated.
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 11:01

Green transport in South Africa

South Africa spends ZAR18,5-billion a year on the imports of petroleum products. Although a new refinery, proposed by PetroSA, will help to counteract the negative impact of imported oil products, the situation is expected to worsen as the global shortage of liquid fuel products continues.
SSI’s Transport sector is a member of the Gauteng Freeway Joint Venture (JV). The latter were awarded contracts valued in the region of ZAR1,35-billion for the design and supervision of upgrades to two sections of the major freeway around Johannesburg and its immediate suburbs. These include the section of the N1 14th Avenue to Buccleugh, the N3 from Buccleugh to Gilloolys, and a section of the N12 from Gilloolys to Griffith Road. 
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:08

Gautrain & BRT

Gautrain is an 80-kilometre rapid transit railway system under construction in Gauteng Province. The railway will link Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport and is hoped to relieve the traffic congestion in the Johannesburg – Pretoria traffic corridor (N1), as well as offer commuters a viable alternative to road transport.

Monday, 22 June 2009 11:23

SA's first electric car

Urban transport plays a major role in energy wastage and climate changing pollution

Monday, 22 June 2009 11:14

Green transport taking off in SA!

The South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI) is hosting a Green Transport Programme. The programme is aimed at showcasing green transport technology options during the 2010 Football World Cup and beyond. To date, five projects have been identified under this programme:

 

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