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Head of Department

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Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19

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COVID-19: President announced an R500 billion stimulus package...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted your lives and damaged our economy. Its severity will continue to take a heavy toll in the weeks and months to come. The pandemic has resulted in the sudden loss of income for businesses and individuals alike, deepening poverty and increasing hunger. The urgent and dramatic measures we have taken to delay the spread of the virus have been absolutely necessary. They have given us the space to better respond to the inevitable rise in infections and to thereby save tens of thousands of lives. While the nation-wide lockdown is having a devastating...[Read]
President announces extension of lockdown to curb Covid-19...
Thursday, April 09, 2020

The measures we have taken – such as closing our borders and prohibiting gatherings – as well as the changes that we have each had to make in our own behaviour, have definitely slowed the spread of the virus. But the struggle against the coronavirus is far from over. We are only at the beginning of a monumental struggle that demands our every resource and our every effort. We cannot relax. We cannot be complacent. In the coming weeks and months, we must massively increase the extent of our response and expand the reach of our interventions...[Read]
South Africa records 48 285 COVID-19 cases, 998 related deaths...
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The world is facing a medical emergency far graver than what we have experienced in over a century. The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic. There are now more than 162 000 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus across the globe. Given the scale and the speed at which the virus is spreading, it is now clear that no country is immune from the disease or will be spared its severe impact. Never before in the history of our democracy has our country been confronted with such a severe situation...[Read]
COVID-19 Measures on NW DPWR Projects and Project Sites...
Wednesday, February 25, 2020

The Department of Public Works and Roads would like to inform you that we have decided to close all sites in line with the declared National Disaster and Country-wide lockdown announced by the State President on 23rd March 2020. Please be informed that the Department will communicate with service providers in line with the provisions of the JBCC contract to ensure that the project timelines are adjusted and the sites are safely secured during this period. The Department has requested for a legal opinion in this regard and will communicate as soon as it is received. The Department is trying everything possible to ensure that the lock-down does not come with financial implications. We will share a copy of the opinion as soon as it is received....[Read]
COVID-19 Measures on SANRAL Projects and Project Sites...
Monday, March 23, 2020

On 15 March 2020, the President declared South Africa as a national state of disaster, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In direct response to this the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) will be implementing the following precautions to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus 2019 on SANRAL projects and projects sites: Design phase progress meetings will be carried out by video / teleconferencing until further notice. All on-site meetings (site meetings, technical meetings, PLC meetings) are suspended for all parties until 15 April 2020 at which time the situation will be reviewed.Critical site operationaland PLC matters/ issues to be resolved via video / teleconference where possible...[Read]
Provincial budget speech 2020/21....
Thursday, March 05, 2020

Infrastructure delivery in the province remains a challenge with issues ranging from underspending, increased accruals, huge project cost and time overruns. A common thread with the lack of infrastructure delivery is the glaring absence of sound, credible and integrated planning in contravention with infrastructure Delivery Management System (IDMS). The Provincial Treasury during the 2019 adjustment budget reduced the infrastructure budgets of departments with an amount of 80 million due to lack of proper planning in line with the “No Plan, No Budget” principle....[Read]
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