SANRAL has committed more than R4bn to road maintenance in the Northern Cape over the next three years with major benefits for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Of the R4bn allocated, approximately R500m is specifically set aside for Routine Road Maintenance (RRM). Between 40% and 60% of this value is specifically targeted at SMMEs, including approximately R50m for entry level road maintenance subcontractors.
With a significant amount of RRM projects planned for the next three years, the road construction industry will significantly impact the province’s economic activity. Fifteen RRM projects are being rolled out in the Northern Cape. The re-packaging of RRM has resulted in an increased number of projects in the Northern Cape, from 11 to 15.