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R400M earmarked for economic routes…
Thursday, October 26, 2017

The department will spend an estimated R400m on extreme worse sections of 70 roads in the province focusing on culvert replacement, re-gravelling, pothole patching and resealing of both gravel and tarred roads. Departmental Head, Pakiso Mothupi, said most of the roads were dirt economic roads whose bad condition has affected the haulage of agricultural products in all four districts of the province. He added that this has also affected food security and the sustainability of farming activity in the affected areas. “We are trying to come up with a recovery plan to address the maitanance backlog of our road network as a short term intervention...[Read]
Madidi bridge to restore safety, dignity and relief hunger...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A seven year nightmare of having to take prolonged trips to access services and make use of an unsafe make-shift walkway will soon be over for the community of Madidi and neighboring villages. This follows the recent appointment of a contractor by the department to construct the bridge. The bridge was battered by two separate flooding incidents, the first in 2010 and another in 2013 when the bridge was about to be repaired following the first floods...[MEC's speech]
Department commits to resuscitate four road projects...
Thursday, October 05, 2017

A pipe-opener to provincial Transport Month activities is poised to resuscitate- almost seven years later- four road projects in the Moretele Local Municipality, Hammanskraal, which stalled and were later abandoned due to lack of funds almost eight years ago. The roads re-visited for upgrading from gravel to surface are :Kgomo-Kgomo to Bedwang (5km); Bedwang to Lebotlwane (11,6km) Lebotlwane to Tlholwe (3.7km) and Moretele to Ga-Habedi (6.7km)...[Read] [MEC's speech]
“We’ve got to close the tap of a second salary...”
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Transparency and ethics reigned supreme over shock revelations that more than R8.7m was paid -within three months- towards travel and subsistence claims by senior and middle managers. This has prompted an immediate reinforcement of cost containment measures. The said measures were implemented by National Treasury about two years ago, to ensure the prudent use of the fiscus in order to speed up service delivery.They were also informed by the shrinking economy and budget cuts across all spheres of government...[Read]
More than R20million realised in four auctions...
Monday, September 05, 2017

More than R20 million was raised through the auctioning off to the highest bidders of obsolete road construction and accident damaged vehicles previously owned by the Department of Public Works and Roads. While the actual revenue due to the provincial government is yet to be processed, indications are auctions, held in the four districts went ahead as planned and for a change, without incidents. On the flip side, proceeds yielded from the said actions far exceeded expectations as the department estimated to rake-in between R12million and R15million at best from the four auctions. Ironically, the best sales of more than R7.2m, were realised at an auction held in smallest district of Dr Kenneth...[Read]
MEC's first address to senior and middle managers...
Monday, August 14, 2017

I won’t be able to fulfil the mandate given to me by the Hon Premier if we don’t work together. We all have the responsibility to make the best out of the huge challenges facing this department. Bokone Bophirima is a very rural province with a lot of dilapidated infrastructure but with limited budget to address such challenges. However, as qualified as you, we need to find a way within this limited resources at our disposal. During my interaction with the department when I was serving at the portfolio committee...[Read]
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