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Acting Head of Department

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Departmental Budget Speech 2016/2017…
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

In the context of the cooperative development and Expanded Public Works Programme, contractor development, preferential procurement policies, and the skills development programme Oliver Tambo's profound words continue to reverberate and guide us as we empower the youth of this country. The great icon pronounced, “a country that neglects its youth neglect its future”. Honourable Speaker, in our quest to address land retribution issues, the Department of Public Works and Roads together with Land Commission will by the end of June this year hand over a piece of land to Mekgareng community in Madibeng Local Municipality. The land in question is in Oberon and the claimed portion is 3 and 6 in Hartebeespoort...[Read]
Premier makes suprise visit to our Taung bridge project…
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Members of the five households affected by the construction of a new bridge in Kolong village, Taung, say they have accepted the designs of their new houses and are ready to be relocated. The families confirmed this earlier today, Tuesday, 19 April, during Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s visit to the area. Premier Mahumapelo visited this area to ascertain for himself, the causes of delay in completing the construction of this bridge and claims that the families were refusing to be relocated. The bridge which is near completion by Makali Plant and...[Read]
We’ve been allocated R8.7 billion over the 2016 MTEF…
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Our department and three others which the provincial government took a decision to implement co-management had made progress confirmed the MEC for Finance, Economic and Enterprise Development, Honourable Wendy Nelson confirmed this during the tabling of her Budget Speech today. With regards to progress made in respect of the Department of Public Works and Roads, she confirmed reprioritization and efficiency measures implemented and about R198 million was redirected to roads infrastructure programme...[Read]
2016 State of the Province Address…
Friday, February 26, 2016

In declaring this the year of advancing people’s power, we therefore affirm the legitimacy and authority of the democratic state; for it is based on the will of the people. Those of us who have a unique opportunity to be delegated to be of service to the people, take courage from centuries of exemplary struggles and heroism of our people against colonialism and apartheid. The esteemed and privileged positions of leadership we hold, bear testimony to the triumph of our national liberation struggle against 342 years of apartheid colonialism...[Read]
“We have to be tough on ourselves…”
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

“We want our government to function effectively, our people to work in dignity...we want to see progress throughout our land, in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, construction, tourism, science and research, sport and leisure, trade and commerce. It is within our grasp to achieve this future…it requires bold and constructive leadership in all sectors, a shared vision, a common purpose, and the will to find common ground.... above all we need action, not just words.We have avoided reckless policies which might have dragged us into recession or reversed the capital flows we need. By working together we can increase growth, broaden participation and inspire confidence in...[Read]
New approach to administer government tenders...
Thursday, February 18, 2016

In one of the responses to the debate on the State to the Nation Address five days ago, President Jacob Zuma announced the Central supplier database will be compulsory from April 1, this year.``This means all suppliers doing business with government will only register once. This reduces the cost for suppliers as they do not have to go to multiple institutions if they wish to do business with government.``The use of the tender portal will be compulsory from 1 April this year by all departments...[Read]