The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited, generally known as SANRAL, is an independent, statutory company registered in terms of the Companies Act. The South African government, represented by the Minister of Transport, is the sole shareholder and owner of SANRAL.
SANRAL operates in terms of its founding legislation, The South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act (Act No. 7,1998). It is governed by a Board of eight people, six of whom are appointed by the Minister of Transport; the Chief Executive Officer, who is appointed by the Board; and a representative of the Minister of Finance.
SANRAL has a distinct mandate – to finance, improve, manage and maintain the national road network (the "economic arteries" of South Africa). SANRAL introduced and consolidated the concept of Public Private Partnerships that culminated in the internationally acclaimed Maputo Development Corridor.
SANRAL is committed to carry out its mandate by protecting and preserving the environment through context-sensitive solutions.
SANRAL will continue to support the development of South Africa's human capital through tertiary institutions and cooperative governance.
SANRAL has two primary sources of income. Non-toll roads are funded from allocations made by the National Treasury. Toll roads are funded from borrowings on the capital and money markets – bonds issued on the Bond Exchange of South Africa (BESA) in the name of the South African National Roads Agency Limited, or through the concessioning of roads to private sector consortia.
SANRAL actively participates in communities across South Africa. SANRAL has a corporate centre in Val-de-Grace, Pretoria and four regional locations across the country. The regional offices are located in Menlyn, Pretoria; Pietermaritzburg; Port Elizabeth and Bellville, greater Cape Town.