Sanral has embarked on the development of a new, long- term strategy which articulates its vision and the necessary strategic and tactical interventions needed to deliver on its objectives.
Horizon 2030, the new long-term strategy that has been approved by the Sanral Board for consultation, be presented to various stakeholders including communities, industry bodies, strategic partners and labour throughout the country.
“The more than 22 000km of roads managed by Sanral are a critical public asset with an estimated net asset value of R251.6 billion” says Skhumbuzo Macozoma, the CEO of the South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Ltd. “Our aim is to ensure the national road network creates economic value for the entire nation and support the growth of an inclusive economy.”
Considering the NDP
In 2018 Sanral will start its third decade as the custodian of the national road network. The new strategy takes into account the priorities of the National Development Plan and government’s strategic objective to build a more inclusive economy.
The strategy calls for a number of key deliverables that include the development of Roads 2030 long term plan, public transport enablement, an enhanced role in terms of community development, equitable access to economic opportunities and an integrated funding model.
Macozoma says consultation on the content of the strategy should contribute to a more informed public debate on future funding policy for road infrastructure.
Roads have to compete for funds from the fiscus with other socio-economic priorities and it is of critical importance to find a workable funding strategy.
“Horizon 2030 is SANRAL’s pro-active response to the changing dynamics across various sectors of the economy and society. In addition, it will ensure that communities across the country share the benefits of a well-managed road network that supports the growth of a transformed economy that contributes to job creation and empowerment”, the Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi.