[LISTEN] Understanding SA's road network

Did you know that South Africa has the tenth largest network in the world?

Do you know what all the road markings and signs mean when travelling on the country's highways?

Azania spoke to Prof Jackie Walters, head of the Transport Department and Supply Chain Management to find out more about South Africa's 746 978 km road network.

Walters names some of the main national routes that are critical to the country's economy.

There are 18 of those roads in South Africa, not necessarily all linked but those are the main arterials in the country where you find the most traffic are trucks and buses and so on. If you look at the N1 between Cape Town and Beitbridge, the Durban to Johannesburg N3...those are main arterial routes crtical to the economy of South Africa.

Prof Jackie Walters, Head Of The Transport Department and Supply Chain Management & Advisor to Saboa at UJ

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