South Africa: The African country with Most Developed Road Network

The African country with most developed Road Network.

The entire network of roads in South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ comes to a total of 755,000 kilometres, classified as follows:

9,600 km of asphalt surface national and metropolitan highways, including 2,400 km of toll roads of the highest standard. National highways are recognised by a number prefixed with the letter “N”. Metropolitan highways are recognized by a number prefixed with the letter “M”.

65,000 km of asphalt surface provincial roads of a very high standard. Provincial roads are recognised by a number prefixed with the letter “R”.

300,000 km of un-surfaced roads in excellent condition, recognised by just a number without a prefix. Perfectly drivable with an ordinary 2WD vehicle.

168,000 km of tarred and un-surfaced urban roads in good condition.

221,000 km of unclassified roads in rural areas.

South Africa has a good core infrastructure network such as a transport system, power, communications network, sewage and water.

However, while there is a good core network, previously disadvantaged areas and rural areas don’t have the same adequate infrastructure as developed communities due to high social inequality.

Norbert Bwire

Norbert Bwire is a writer and founder of upasho.co.ke. He specializes in trending stories and local news. His goal is to share the best tips and news articles so as to help you understand what happens around the world.

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