Trans African Concessions (TRAC) manages the N4 Toll Route starting from Solomon Mahlangu off ramp in Tshwane, Gauteng to the Maputo Port in Mozambique.

Trans African Concessions (TRAC) is an international, privately-owned company that manages the N4 Toll Route from the Solomon Mahlangu Drive Interchange in Tshwane (formerly Pretoria), Gauteng, to the Maputo Port in Mozambique. TRAC’s vision is to connect people, places and countries quickly, conveniently and safely and this is the motto that the company lives by.


The company employs over 500 people and is headed by CEO Graham Esterhuysen, who is supported by six Executive Managers. Each Executive Manager leads an important division within the company, namely:

  • Engineering

    Wimpie Janse van Rensburg

  • Human Resources

    Adri Fourie

  • Finance

    Ilze Stander

  • Plazas South Africa

    Obed Lebudi

  • Plazas Mozambique

    Firmino Inguane

  • Maintenance

    Derek Howe-Dreyer


TRAC, which was officially formed in 1996, became an essential element of the Maputo Corridor Spatial Development Initiative after signing a 30-year concession contract in 1997. The contract ensures that TRAC  manages certain sections of the N4 Toll Route, in conjunction with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) and its Mozambican counterpart, Administração Nacional de Estradas (ANE).


TRAC was initially contracted to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the N4 between eMalahleni (formerly Witbank) in South Africa and Maputo in Mozambique. The  concession was then extended by 60 km, from the Solomon Mahlangu Drive Interchange to the Gauteng/Mpumalanga border in 2005, bringing the total road length to 570 km. The management and upgrade of the road is made possible through funds generated from toll fees from the six mainline toll plazas and four off ramp plazas that TRAC operates along the route.


The Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) contract expires on 5 February 2028 and represents a benchmark public-private partnership with the governments of South Africa and Mozambique, private sector and communities along the route, with each party sharing in the project’s associated risks and rewards.

Mission Statement

TRAC, its employees and all service providers affiliated to it, endeavour to:

  • Be Accountable & Responsible

  • Acknowledge & Appreciate

  • Add Value To The Road User

  • Build Trust & Respect

  • Celebrate Diversity

  • Be Consistent

  • Keep Abreast Of Technology

  • Lead By Example

  • Have Open & Frank Communication
  • Focus On Training & Development

  • Uplift Communities

  • Work Together

To ensure the above Top Line Principles are adhered to, TRAC, its employees and all service providers affiliated to it, rebut:

  • Indecisiveness & Lack Of Follow Through

  • Backstabbing, Politics & Gossip

  • Arrogance

  • Accepting Mediocrity

  • Fear Of Expression

  • Absenteeism

  • Bureaucracy

  • Lack Of Care & Humanity

  • Poor Maintenance

  • Lack Of Integrity

  • Fraud & Corruption

  • Incompetency

  • Ill-discipline

  • Lack Of Leadership Visibility