International Seminar "Rural Roads Maintenance"

27-29 November 2013, Durban (South Africa)

This International Seminar was developed and organized mainly by the South African National Roads Agency and the Technical Committee 2.5 "Rural Road Systems and Accessibility to Rural Areas" of the World Road Association (PIARC). Also it was supported by National Department of Transport of South Africa, South African Institute Civil Engineering, Ethekwini Municipality and South African Road Federation. About 160 people from more than 8 countries joined this international event.

Preparatory Documents for the International Seminar

The keynote address was made by Honorable Kwa-Zulu Natal MEC of Transport, Mr. W. Mchunu, who was introduced by Ms. Lungile Madlala, Executive Director Roads at the City of Tshwane. The MEC's speech was followed by Mr. Roberto Sandoval, President of the Technical Committee (TC) 2.5 PIARC, to layout the objectives of the PIARC.

The seminar was divided into 6 sessions, covering various topics such as policies for rural roads, maintenance strategies, road safety, development and upgrading of unpaved rural roads, and implementation and case studies. Many presentations were of high quality and provided much practical information and knowledge. On the second day of the seminar a gala dinner was organized and it was attended by delegates and their partners. The gala dinner was held at the 2010 world cup stadium (Moses Mabhida Stadium) and the main speech was delivered by Councilor Maphumulo of Ethekwini Metropolitan.

In the closing ceremony, Mr. Dumisani Nkabinde, English Secretary of TC2.5 summarized the seminar and Mr. Sandoval and some representatives from South Africa expressed their gratitude to the organizers and all participants.

The technical visit to the site of rehabilitation of Provincial Road M4 between uMhlanga and eMdloti Interchange was organized on the first day of the seminar.

International Seminar Program - 27-29 november 2013
"Rural Roads Maintenance"

First day of the seminar (27 November)

Hour

Conferences

08:30
09:10

Welcome and Introduction
Logashri Sewnarain, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL), South Africa

11:00
16:00

Site Visit (M4 Rehabilitation)
M. Manicum, Naidu Consulting, South Africa

Second day of the seminar (28 November)

Hour

Conferences

08:00
09:00

REGISTRATION

09:30
10:30

Welcome and Introduction
Linguile Madlala, City of Tshwane, South Africa

PIARC Information Presentation (French/English)
Roberto Sandoval, PIARC TC2.5 Chair (Bolivia)

Rural Roads Maintenance in South Africa 
Conseiller exécutif aux Transports, MEC for the KZN DOT, Community Safety and Liaison
(introduced by CEO of SANRAL), South Africa

10:30
11:00

Break

11:00
13:00

Session I - Policies for Rural Roads

Facilitator: Robin Chetty, eThekwini Metropolitan, South Africa

Financial Practitioner Perspective 
Mathew Townshend, Tresasury, South Africa

Road Financing 
Peter Copley, SARF, South Africa

Sustainability of Investments in Rural Roads in Morocco: Management and Maintenance Issues (French)
Bejrhit Mohamed, AIPCR, Morroco

Integrity Toolkit
Alice Mathew, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

Rural Road Policies in Ethiopia and AFCAP' support to these policies 
Alemayehu Ayele, Ethiopian Roads Authority, Ethiopia

13:00
14:00

Lunch

14:00
15:30

Session II - Maintenance Strategies

Facilitator: J. Mukuka, Namibia Roads Authority, Namibia

Selection of Appropriate Pavement Structure
Dennis Rossmann, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

Strategy of rural road maintenance - Case of Mali (French)
Dramane Diallo, PIARC (Mali)

Road Rehabilitation Specialist
Dave Collins, BSM Laboratories, South Africa

Local Government Perspective (anglais)
Adrian Peters, eThekwini Metropolitan, South Africa

15:30
15:45

Break

15:45
17:30

Session III - Road Safety

Facilitator: IntroductionRandall Cable, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

Private Sector Investment in Road Safety - Challenges in the Africa Context
Elna van Niekerk, GRSP, South Africa

Road Safety - A Strategic Engineering Approach
Jan Coetzee, ITS Engineers, South Africa

Western Cape Government: Provincial Safely Home Programme
Kevin October
, Safely Home Programme, Western Cape, South Africa

Road Safety Education and its Role in Infrastructure Provision in the Rural Community Context
Elna Fourie, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

18:45
20:30

Gala Dinner

Third day of the seminar (29 November)

Hour

Conferences

08:45
10:30

Session IV - Development and Upgrading of Unpaved Rural Roads

Facilitator: S. Solomons, SABITA, South Africa

Pavement Design in South Africa
Dr. Fenella Johns, Rubicon Solutions, South Africa

Importance of Regular Resurfacing
Gerrie van Zyl, Rubicon Solutions, South Africa

Relationships between Road Roughness, Vehicle Operating Costs and Freight Damage
Dr. Wynand Steyrn, My Cube Asset Management Solution, South Africa

Rural Roads Upgrades
Dr. Phil Paige-Green, CSIR Built Environment, South Africa

Preserving Our Future: The KwaZulku - Natal RRAMS Project
Pat Dorkin, Roger Purchase, DoT/TPA, South Africa

10:30
11:00

Break

11:00
13:00

Session V - Implementation and Case Studies

Facilitator: Logashri Sewnarain, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

Applying Local&International Best-Practice to Rural Projects via Greenroads
Joana Ptak, Green Roads South Africa, South Africa

Green Roads CS: The KwaBuawayo Project, KwaZulu-Natal
Peter Forrest
, RHDHV, South Africa

Management of rural roads - Case of Benin (French)
Issere Joseph Dossou, PIARC, Benin

Environmental Management within SANRAL
Mogole Mphahlele
, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

Unsealed Road Management in Namibia
Jacky Mukuka, Namibia Roads Authority, Namibia

13:00
14:00

Lunch

14:00
15:30

Session VI - Implementation and Case Studies

Facilitator: M. Nxumalo, H&N, South Africa

The Role of a PPP Project in Skills and Community Development: The N3 Toll Route Model
Douglas Judd, N3TC, South Africa

Large Triaxial Testing of Unbound Granular Material
Chantal Rudman, SUN, South Africa

Modelling of Seals
Johan Gerber, SUN, South Africa

Small Contractor Development Programme
Marlize Nel-Verwey, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

Future Outlook in Rural Roads Maintenance
Louw Kanammeyer
, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

15:30
15:45

Break

15:45
17:30

Closure

Summary
Dumisani Nkabinde, South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, South Africa

Vote of thanks
Roberto Sandoval, PIARC TC2.5 Chair, Bolivia
RSA Representative, South Africa

Slideshow of the International Seminar in Durban

Registration of the seminar
Tribune of the seminar
Tribune of the seminar
Audience of the seminar
Participants of the seminar
Participants of the seminar
Gala Dinner of the seminar
Gala Dinner of the seminar
Exhibition of the seminar
Technical visit of the seminar
Technical visit of the seminar
Technical visit of the seminar

Le séminaire

International Seminar Rural Roads Maintenance - Durban 2013 - World Road Association