The Invitation shows how we are connected to the roads we travel on.
A lot of our lives are spent on the road, whether it is going to the shops, picking your kids up from school, going to and from work. Imagine the stories our roads could tell us.
As far as government agencies go, expectations of what they do are kept at delivering a service.
Be it water, electricity or transport – purely utilitarian expectations. It is with this thinking that despite providing services to the broader population, with interesting constraints when it comes to resources, creativity and thinking beyond your job is often overlooked.
It is the same with SANRAL: we are often perceived as an agency that should just build roads.
While that mandate remains unchanged, what has changed is the adoption of “Beyond Roads”, a slogan that carries an essential truth to what SANRAL aims to provide to society.
The nation in which we live has changed so much, few think that a couple of kilometres of asphalt could become a vehicle for change and reparation by connecting people to people, people to places and people to opportunities.
Which is why we invite you to watch our film The Invitation which shows how we are connected to the roads we travel on.
See it here: www.movingpictures.co.za
The film shows a family’s journey to discovery. It tells one of many similar stories of our people.
Tragedy befalls a family in the city when their patriarch-father and husband dies.
They then come to the realisation that for them “putting the pieces back together” includes a trip to a village that changes their lives forever.
Stories such as these have taken place on our roads since the inception of SANRAL 20 years ago. This shows how SANRAL goes ‘Beyond Roads’ and connects people and families.
For SANRAL, a road built is more than engineering done right. It is about all the lives and the legacy left for a brighter future.
With this film, take a moment to see how SANRAL’s everyday work is experienced by you.