Opportunities for people with disabilities

The Moloto Road (R573) routine road maintenance and upgrade project has given local businesses the opportunity to participate in tendering for subcontracting work. At a recent stakeholder engagement session about the R573, SANRAL Stakeholder Coordinator Melba Geca explained that “SANRAL is deeply concerned about the lack of involvement of people with disabilities in this massive R573 project. We want to know why, of the 114 people already employed, there are only three with disabilities.” Working together with local municipalities, SANRAL has assisted in establishing Project Steering Committees to ensure that people with disabilities will be involved in its projects. SANRAL has set aside about R130 million to develop SMMEs, with some contracts reserved strictly for people with disabilities.