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Overview: South Africa's road network

  • South Africa has a road network of 750 000km's, the tenth longest network in the world
  • The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is currently managing about 21 403 km's, of which 84 percent are non-tolled and only 16 percent are tolled
  • Provinces manage about 47 348 km's whereas 51 682km's is managed by municipalities
  • The blocking on road infrastructure is estimated at R197b
Table. An overview of the South African road network
Authority Paved Gravel Total
Sanral 21 403 0 21 403
Provinces - 9 47 348 226 273 273 621
Metros - 8 51 682 14 461 66 143
Municipalities 37 691 219 223 256 914
Total 158 124 459 957 618 081
Un-Proclaimed (Estimate    131 919 131 919
Estimated Total  158 124 591 876 750 000

* rounded estimate

How South Africa's road network compares to the world

  • South Africa has the 10th Longest Total (750 000 Road Length) and 18th Longest Paved Road Network in the World
  • Roads represent one of the largest public infrastructure investments in the most countries
  • South African Road Replacement Cost is R2 Trillion

Through the S'hamba Sonke Programme

  • 1100 km's of surafced road were rehabilitated
  • 3000 km's of surfaced roads sealed
  • 3926 km's of roads gravelled
  • We patched more than 1.4 million squares metres of potholes
  • 147 00 km's of roads bladed and
  • 30 billion rand to create over 23 500 fulltime equivalent jobs in the 2014/15 financial year spent
  • There are over 6 million more vehicles on our roads today than they were in 1994. The traffic looks set to continue growing - much of it on roads that are already operating at close to capacity during busy periods

Roads Service offerings

  • Regulate road traffic management
  • Ensure the maintenance and development of an integrated road network through the development of standards and guidelines and oversight of the road agencies and provincial road expenditure
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Policies, Programmes and Guidelines
Policy
Draft Roads Policy. Download Page 1 to 13 | 14 to 34 | 35 to 59 | 60 to 81
Guidelines
Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Guideline
Road Infrastructure Standards
Road Infrastructure Strategic Framework for South Africa, October 2016. Download Page 1 to 10 | 11 to 20 | 21 to 30 | 31 to 40 | 41 to 50 | 51 to 60 | 61 to 70 | 71 to 80
SA Road Traffic Signs Manual Volume 2. Download Page 1 to 30 | 31 to 80 | 81 to 130 | 131 to 190 | 191 to 241
SA Road Traffic Signs Manual Volume 3. Download Page 1 to 50 | 51 to 100 | 101 to 150 | 151 to 200 | 201 to 250 | 251 to 300 | 301 to 350 | 351 to 400 | 401 to 450 | 451 to 500 | 501 to 550 | 551 to 600 | 601 to 650 | 651 to 700 | 701 to 750 | 751 to 800 | 801 to 850 | 851 to 900 | 901 to 950 | 951 to 1000 | 1001 to 1050 | 1051 to 1101 | 1101 to 1151 | 1152 to 1202 | 1203 to 1253 | 1254 to 1304 | 1305 to 1355 | 1356 to 1406 | 1407 to 1457 | 1458 to 1502
SADC Road Traffic Signs Manual Volume 1. Download Page 1 to 50 | 51 to 100 | 101 to 150 | 151 to 200 | 201 to 250 | 251 to 350 | 351 to 450 | 451 to 550 | 551 to 650 | 651 to 750 | 751 to 850 | 851 to 881
SADC Road Traffic Signs Manual Volume 4. Download Page 1 to 60 | 61 to 120 | 121 to 181 | 182 to 242 | 243 to 303 | 304 to 364 | 365 to 425 | 426 to 486 | 487 to 547 | 548 to 608 | 609 to 669 | 670 to 730 | 731 to 791 | 792 to 852 | 853 to 913 | 914 to 974 | 975 to 1035 | 1036 to 1096 | 1097 to 1157 | 1158 to 1218 | 1219 to 1279 | 1280 to 1340 | 1341 to 1401 | 1402 to 1462 | 1463 to 1523 | 1524 to 1584 | 1585 to 1645 | 1646 to 1689
Government Gazette
National Road Traffic Amendment Bill, 2012, 18 July 2012 No. 35528
Other Information
South African Numbered Route Description And Destination Analysis
TRH & TMH Documents

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