The Minister of Transport, Mr. Fikile Mbalula will officially roll out a labour-intensive programme to address potholes concurrently with Members of Provincial Executives Councils (MECs) responsible for Transport across all provinces.
The main launch will take place in Sedibeng, Gauteng.
The Department of Transport is supporting District Municipalities with ‘Road Infrastructure Planning’ through the Rural Road Asset Management Systems Grant (RRAMSG), as provided for in the Division of Revenue Act (DORA).
The National Department of Transport has been hard at work intensifying interventions aimed at addressing challenges relating to road infrastructure with a comprehensive plan to address potholes across all spheres of government, with the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) leading the labour-intensive national project.
The rollout of this programme will be the implementation of an integrated, rigorous and comprehensive plan that will drive interventions to ensure that the department improves the overall condition index of roads at local and provincial authorities.
The Road Construction and Maintenance Indaba, convened in February 2022 and engagements took place with all Road Authorities.
The Roads Coordination Body was convened in May 2022, and followed by the Road Construction and Maintenance Indaba where provincial authorities detailed strategies to address potholes outlining:
- the magnitude of potholes in their area of responsibility;
- existing strategies they are using to fix them; and
- turnaround time to fix potholes.
The Minister will launch the National Vala Zonke Potholes Programme and detail these interventions.
Members of the media are invited to attend.
Details are indicated below:
Date: Monday, 8 August 2022
Venue: R57 Sasolburg, Vanderbijlpark.
GPS Coordinates 26°44’58.5″S 27°49’35.8″E https://goo.gl/maps/FA3rvDEhhb8kdARt5 ;
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