Evaton West road is NOT a SANRAL road


 Evaton West road is NOT a SANRAL road

Pretoria, 17 March 2022 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has noted recent media reports about the Evaton West community expressing their unhappiness at a pothole-ridden road in their central business district (CBD) at Emfuleni Local Municipality in the west of Gauteng Province.

In a news insert on television channel Newzroom Afrika, a community member can be seen expressing his unhappiness about the state of the road, saying that they have reached out to SANRAL to intervene in fixing the potholes, and that SANRAL referred them back to the Emfuleni Local Municipality.

“SANRAL would like to categorically state that the road in question is not a SANRAL road, and that it falls within the jurisdiction of Emfuleni Local Municipality. It is therefore incorrect to state that SANRAL is not doing anything to fix the potholes on that road.

“SANRAL’s distinct mandate has always been to finance, improve, manage and maintain the national road network. The road in question does not fall in that category,” said Vusi Mona, SANRAL’s General Manager for Marketing and Communications.

The conversation pertaining to SANRAL’s management of the national road network also falls against the current national discourse, where certain provincial and regional roads in some parts of the country are in the process of being transferred to SANRAL. It is worth noting that for roads to be transferred to SANRAL, there are processes that first need to be followed in order for those roads to be gazetted.