South Africa's roads carry between 80% and 90% of all passenger and freight movements in the country. Despite their critical function there is a serious lack of funds for their maintenance and development. Funds allocated by the Exchequer for roads are less today than they were in real terms in 1966, but traffic volumes have grown by more than 3% per annum over the past 20 years. In order to address the continuous disinvestment in roads over the past decade by government, this report aims at providing a "turn around strategy" for the efficient and effective management and funding of an appropriate national road network. The two main thrusts of this strategy that are focused upon are: (1) A need for a dedicated road fund which is adequate and predictable; and (2) A need for a suitable commercial institution to manage roads effectively.

  • Corporate Authors:

    South African National Roads Agency

    P.O. Box 415
    Pretoria 0001,   South Africa 
  • Publication Date: 1996-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00778851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1999 12:00AM