SARTSMA is now referenced in the 

COTO Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Works

The new COTO Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Works for South African Road Authorities was approved by the Committee of Transport Officials (COTO) on 18 August 2020 as a Draft Standard (DS) and will be replacing the COLTO Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Works for State Road Authorities (1998 Edition).

South African Road Traffic Safety Management Association (SARTSMA)

SARTSMA is the trade body for companies that manufacture and supply Road Traffic Safety Devices and associated products for use in South Africa and seeks to benefit members through its representative role.  SARTSMA is an informed and influential force in the South African Transportation Industry and its members are committed to following the relevant national regulations and standards for Road Traffic Safety products.


SARTSMA is dedicated in its efforts to resolve many of the challenges presented in the South African Road Traffic Safety industry, seeking to influence technological developments and improve standards in this sector.  The Association works closely with   National Department of Transport, and are represented on technical committees under their auspices, including the Road Safety Engineering & Road Signs Sub-Committee and supporting Working Groups.  SARTSMA is recognized by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) and have good relationships with South African Consultant Engineer companies. 


SARTSMA is a member of the South African Road Federation (SARF) and an active participant on their regional and road safety committees. SARTSMA’s presentation module, concerning effective road traffic signs and reflective sheeting technology, is included as part of the Traffic Safety Officer training course, which assists in promoting economic growth through education and training for contractors and industry stakeholders.



  • Membership will provide your business with access to a platform that allows you to influence the direction that your industry sector takes.

  • Membership provides your business with the opportunity to access knowledge of market sectors that you may be considering entering.

  • Members, through SARTSMA working group interaction, can benefit from the combined knowledge of industry leaders and experts in your sector.

  • Members receive commercial and regulatory information on issues that may affect their industry sector.

  • Members can increase knowledge and enjoy discounted rates for attendance at SARF industry related educational courses.

  • Members can seek help and assistance through the Association network.





EB Cloete Interchange N2 North and N3 West, known as ‘Spaghetti Junction’, will have a spectacular arch that will support the N3 carriageway as well as the fly-over directional ramps. The arch will be an iconic landmark as one enters Durban on the N3.



                                                                             SHIRLEY LE GUERN

The Mercury  :  23 November 2020


Durban - THE first four contracts that form part of the R30 billion upgrade of the N2 and N3 highways surrounding Durban are about to be awarded by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), with a fifth tender – the R2bn upgrade of the busy EB Cloete or Spaghetti junction interchange – due to close just before Christmas.

Although Sanral is not yet ready to provide the specifics of the first four tenders, Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula told Parliament last month that the massive upgrades would go ahead.

He said the N2 upgrade would focus on 55km from Lovu River to the south to Umdloti on the North Coast. The N3 upgrade would cover 80km between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

The N2 upgrade is expected to cost R10bn, while the N3 upgrade is estimated to cost R18.4bn. The upgrades will take about eight to 10 years to complete.  A portion of each project has been reserved for local SMMEs in line with Sanral’s enterprise development programme. The overall project is expected to create 15 000 to 20 000 jobs.

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