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Initiatives to fastrack infrastructure delivery...
Friday, June 09, 2017

A call for all hands on deck to help build the capacity of the state, initiatives to change expenditure into revenue and contribution to job creation all cut across the main menu during the two-day engagement on infrastructure hosted by the department of Public Works and Roads. With stakeholders drawn from all sectors in the built environment, government sought solicit and established public private partnerships, with the view to help fast-track infrastructure delivery in general, and capacitate government delivery arm of such infrastructure. “Let us all build the capacity of the state and not individuals...and also contribute to job creation,” said acting MEC, Ontlametse Mochwari...[Read]
You're either a public servant or an entrepreneur NOT both....
Friday, March 03, 2017

By now, the law prescribes that government employees who are directors of companies conducting business with organs of the state should have already disclosed that fact and decided to: Either stop conducting business with the organ of state or resign as an employee. Alternatively, resign as a director of that company that conducts business with an organ of the state. The deadline to do so was end of February 2017. That in short is the message, according to the Public Service Regulation 2016...[Read]
Work has now begun on the Mahikeng-Lichtenburg road...
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The long wait is finally over as the road construction company, M Civils Makali Civilcon Joint Venture (JV) have started work for a major face-lift of the Mahikeng to Lichtenburg road. The company was handed over the site by the Department of Public Works and Roads in November 2016 to begin the multi-million rand rehabilitation project that is planned to be implemented in three phases. The more than R127m first phase, will be on the notorious and pothole infested section in the vicinity of Rooigrond prison...[Read]
R8.6bn and more required to give all roads a facelift...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A total budget of R8.6billion is required to deal adequately with entire road network of the province in respect of maintenance and upgrade. Compounding the challenge further the severe rains and floods the province has experienced in weeks may escalate the this figure even higher The Department, according to Premier Supra Mahumapelo, will prioritise Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) for repair works on gravel roads badly damaged by rains and floods. Focus will be put on strategic economic roads that connect villages to villages, villages to townships and villages to small dorpies,” ...[Read]
Work finally begins on the ``Nelson Mandela Highway'...
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

A road construction company, M Civils Makali Civilcon Joint Venture (JV) is poised to start upgrading work on the Mahikeng to Lichtenburg road. The company has handed over the site in November 2016 for the multi-million rand project which will be done in three phases.The more than R127m first phase on the notorious and pothole infested section in the vicinity of Rooi Grond prison was expected to commence before end of this month.Dubbed the ` `Nelson Mandela Highway'' the new-look 28.5km road project was officially unveiled to the public on ``Mandela Day'' by the Premier Supra Mahumapelo in 2016. The envisaged new-look Nelson Mandela Highway is technically an extension of the of Nelson...[Read]
Poised to rumble wherever and whenever required...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

As reported in the last issue of Newsworth, the Department of Public Works and Roads finally took delivery of four high-priced brand new tractor excavators at its workshop in Mahikeng. The delivery of these highly sought heavy machinery, could not have arrived at a better time when such is a critically ingredient to comprehendive long terms startegy to deal with the maintenance of gravel roads. As of now, critical gravel roads, esecially in the outlaying areas of the provice used farming communities are in an terrible state...[Read]
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