n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - A brief history of transport infrastructure in South Africa up to the end of the 20th century
Chapter 8 : the development of a national road system during the second half of the 20th century : infrastructure




Chapter 3 of this series (, April 2014, p 41) described the building, up to the start of the Second World War, of a foundation for a country-wide transportation network. In this eighth chapter, the development of a national arterial road system from the mid-20th century up to its end will be described. Th is development of a good road system following the "get out of the mud" rudimentary network of earlier years was necessary because of the increasing role road traffic was beginning to play in the economic and social life of the country.


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