Traffic Advisory | Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village

Traffic Advisory | Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village

Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village

 Eastern Cape, 30 May 2019: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the R72 Section 3 (KM 49.24) to Section 4 (KM 16.0) between Birah River and Openshaw Village on Monday, 03 June 2019 from 3pm until 5pm.

 

The road will be closed between Gcinisa Village and Hamburg turn off.

 

“Motorists are asked to use caution when making use of the road, and consider alternative routes,” Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager said.

 

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

 

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Issued on behalf of SANRAL by Meropa Communications. For editorial content or additional information contact:  pressoffice@nra.co.za

Media Release | Transnet Stops Strike Action by SATAWU

Media Release | Transnet Stops Strike Action by SATAWU

Dear Valued Stakeholder

Transnet Stops Strike Action by SATAWU

Transnet has managed to stop the strike action planned by South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) following a 48-hour notice for our marine personnel to embark on a strike action on Wednesday 29 May. This was realised through a court interdict obtained by Transnet this afternoon.

The strike action was as a result of an unresolved dispute of mutual interest that exists between Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) Marine Personnel who are members of SATAWU. The Marine Personnel include Marine Pilots, Tug Masters and Chief Marine Engineering Officers and are responsible for a large part of operations in the port system. We remain committed in further engaging with SATAWU towards a resolution.

Please be assured of our commitment to provide a seamless service to the industry. TNPA management will be closely monitoring port operations and will try to prevent any potential disruptions to shipping movements.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries. I am available on moshe.motlohi@transnet.net or 083 288 8908.

Yours sincerely
Moshe Motlohi
General Manager Corporate Affairs & External Relations: Transnet National Ports Authority
Date: 29 May 2019

Media Release | Transnet Stops Strike Action by SATAWU

Media Release | Update: SATAWU STRIKE BY TNPA MARINE PERSONNEL

[Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 May 2019] Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is doing everything within its means to avert a potential strike by members of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU).

 

This follows the 48-hour notice issued by SATAWU confirming its intention for TNPA Marine Personnel to embark on a protected strike action from 17h30 on Wednesday.

 

The potential strike action is the result of an unresolved dispute of mutual interest that exists between TNPA Marine Personnel who are members of SATAWU and TNPA.  It is anticipated that participants will include SATAWU-affiliated Marine Pilots, Tug Masters and Chief Marine Engineering Officers.

 

Transnet is an equal opportunity employer and strongly refutes any allegation that its salary packages are determined by race. TNPA respects the right of employees to embark on protected industrial action and remains committed to minimising the impact of such action on its clients. TNPA remains committed to working with our employees towards the normalisation of the situation.

 

“We have assessed the impact of the strike action and have activated contingency measures through our Business Continuity Plans.   We will continuously update our customers and directly engage with them on shipping matters to ensure minimum disruption to port operations,” says Nozipho Mdawe, TNPA Acting Chief Executive.

 

The contingency measures will ensure minimum disruption to operations.  Whilst this would be a protected strike, the principle of no work no pay will apply.

 

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Media Release | Transnet Stops Strike Action by SATAWU

Media Release | SATAWU ISSUES TNPA WITH A 48-HOUR NOTICE TO STRIKE BY MARINERS

[Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 May 2019] SATAWU has issued Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) with a 48-hour notice for TNPA Mariners to embark on a protected strike action on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 from 17h30.

This is the result of an unresolved dispute of mutual interest that exists between TNPA Mariners who are members of SATAWU and TNPA. It is anticipated that participants will included SATAWU-affiliated Marine Pilots, Tug Masters and Chief Marine Engineering Officers.

“We have assessed the impact of the strike action and have activated contingency measures though our Business Continuity Plans. We will continuously update our customers and directly engage with them on shipping matters to ensure minimum disruption to port operations,” says Nozipho Mdawe, TNPA Acting Chief Executive.

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Issued by:

Moshe Motlohi

General Manager: Corporate Affairs an External Relations

Transnet National Ports Authority

 

On behalf of:

Nozipho Mdawe

Acting Chief Executive

Transnet National Ports Authority

 

For media queries:

Jozi Meth

jozi@logicocreative.co.za or 079 898 2211

Traffic Advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch

Traffic Advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch

Eastern Cape, 27 May 2019: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch will take place from today, Monday, 27 May 2019 until Thursday, 30 May 2019.

 

The planned traffic accommodation is as follows:

 

  • The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 1.1km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The right lane between Spondo Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 900m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Johnson Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 2.4km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Ralo Road and Mission Arterial will be closed for 700m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Mission Arterial and Ralo Road will be closed for 700m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • The left lane between Chelsea Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 2.4km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • The left lane between Johnson Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 900m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • The left lane between Spondo Road and St. Leonards Road will be closed for 1.7km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth

 

  • The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Dyke Road will be closed for 900m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • Roadworks are expected to take place at the following intersections: The R75 and Dyke Road; The R75 and St. Leonards Road; The R75 and Spondo Road; The R75 and Johnson Road; The R75 and Chelsea Road; and The R75 and Ralo Road.

 

Lane closures are as follows:

 

  • The left lane between Chelsea Road and Ralo Road will be closed when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch, it will remain closed until further notice.

 

  • The left lane between Ralo Road and Chelsea Road will be closed when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth, it will remain closed until further notice.

 

 

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

 

SANRAL apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

 

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