Gateway to Africa improved

Small and medium enterprises in Limpopo will benefit greatly from the construction on the N1 ring road around Polokwane currently under way. The N1 is of great strategic importance to the country, as it serves as a gateway to the rest of Africa.

The ring road will improve traffic flows around Polokwane and the new roads and bridges will help to improve road safety, reduce crashes and shorten travel times.

Local small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) have been appointed as sub-contractors, creating job opportunities for the local communities. Contracts to the value of more than R85m were allocated to local SMMEs.