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State of the Province Address 2020...
Friday, February 21, 2020

We have completed a number of roads projects in the current financial year and 13 new road projects are about to break new ground. Some of those projects include the handing over the completed Madidi bridge that had previously collapsed as a result of over flooding, completing road D221 between Magogong and Manokwane in Greater Taung Local Municipality including the construction of the bridge on the Hart river stream and completing road R503 between Mahikeng and Bloubank. We will also build a bridge as well as a 2km tar section in Lobatla village in Ramotshere Moiloa after the old...[Read]
"We must not allow fear to stand in our way.”...
Thursday, February 13, 2020

It is 30 years since Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela walked out of the gates of Victor Verster Prison, a moment in our history that signalled perhaps more vividly than any other that freedom was at hand.As he stood on the balcony of Cape Town City Hall to address the masses who had come in their tens of thousands to welcome him, he said:“Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way.” Now, 30 years later, as we continue our onward march to improve the lives of our people, as we confront great challenges, as we endure troubled times,...[Read]
Count on me to assist you but do more to convince me...
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia De Lille, has pledged her support and reassured senior management of the provincial department of Public Works and Roads of her readiness to assist in motivating for the lifting of the intervention should such an opportunity arise.She cautioned however, that for that to happen, she would require a firm and unwavering support of all senior managers to rally around the ``Intervention team’’ led by her appointed administrator, Mr. Samuel Thobakgale. The department, and several others in the province have to date been placed...[Read]
A major boost for rural road maintenance...
Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Yet another feather in the cap of the ``Intervention Team’’ at Public Works and Roads came in a form of successful procurement and delivery this week of road construction plant valued at more than R16million. The delivery has raised the bar in the department’s quest by Public Works and to turn the tide on the road maintenance backlog recovery plan to be rolled out soonest. The major boost of the much awaited top-of-the range road construction equipment is the first yellow-fleet purchase in two years, and the first for the department ever since it was placed under administration following the invocation by Cabinet of Section 100 (1) (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa on May 23, 2018..[Read]
Salaries of Cabinet Ministers, Premiers and MECs frozen...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

It is critical to drive further infrastructure investment. Public-sector infrastructure projects are plagued by poor planning and implementation. This comes out in underspending, which reached 20 per cent of capital budgets last year. The Budget Facility for Infrastructure, a technical entity that reviews complex capital projects, has already strengthened state capacity. In addition, government has made progress on a blended finance Infrastructure Fund. The Fund will be hosted by the Development Bank of Southern Africa and will be led by Dr Sean Phillips. The implementation team for the Fund is at work. They have already identified policy and regulatory hurdles. A pipeline of possible projects amounting to more than R500 billion has been identified. ..[Read]
North West police register four criminal cases...
Friday, October 11, 2019

The Administrator of North West Public Works and Roads, two of his support staff and Director have opened four separate criminal cases of intimidation with police against members of the provincial “Business Forum”. The cases have been registered at Mmabatho Police Station. This followed a fresh live threatening stand-off caused by about 30 members of the Business Forum on Thursday after forcing their way past security personnel and besieged the office of the Administrator, Samuel Thobakgale and his support staff. They were allegedly demanding to be awarded tenders...[Read]
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