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Premier opens R87M state of the art Kolong bridge...
Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Premier of Bokone Bophirima, Supra Mahumapelo, together with the Acting MEC for Public Works and Roads, Ontlametse Mochware officially opened the R87m Kolong Bridge in Taung during a ceremony that also served to hand over the project to the traditional leaders and community members. The project, which entailed the construction of a new two lane (dual direction) bridge adjacent to the old bridge, commenced in 2015 and was completed this April. The project was initiated after the old the single lane bridge, which connects Taung with villages such as Kolong, Mhole and Manthe, started posing a risk to road users. The bridge goes over the Hart River.
Province launches RHR Charter on Mandela Day...
Thursday, July 20, 2017

The launch of the Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal charter was deliberately chosen to be on Nelson Mandela Day as the charter resonates with all the values that Nelson Mandela advanced after spending 27 years in prison. The Acting MEC for Public Works and Roads, OntlametseMochware revealed this during the launch of the charter that was held at the Potchefstroom Banquet Hall on day which was declared by the United Nations as Nelson Mandela International Day.
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...[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 replacing same of 2010. It directs that within a month -in this case it was by end of September 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. Dubbed the “Nelson Mandela Highway” the new-look 28.5km road project was officially unveiled to the public on “Mandela Day” in 2016 by the Premier of the province, Supra Mahumapelo in...[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...[Read]
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