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Vision and Mission

State of the Province Address

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“We must run while others walk”...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

We remain committed to the goals we set ourselves in the Freedom Charter, the Constitution and the National Development Plan (NDP). These goals are ultimately aimed at addressing the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment. To achieve these goals, we have to implement radical socio-economic transformation. It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge that last year was particularly difficult for our economy. The year was characterised by slow economic growth, recession, ratings downgrades, and heightened concerns regarding the governance and sustainability of key state-owned companies. Despite this, the country’s economic growth outlook has improved over the past few months...[Read]
"We call on all public servants to become agents for change"...
Friday, February 16, 2018

Our state employs one million public servants. The majority of them serve our people with diligence and commitment. We applaud them for the excellent work they do. However, we know the challenges that our people face when they interact with the state. In too many cases, they often get poor service or no service at all. We want our public servants to adhere to the principle of Batho Pele, of putting our people first. We are determined that everyone in public service should undertake their responsibilities with efficiency, ...[Read]
Yet again we're under investigation, this time by the SIU...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This note serves to inform all staff that the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has begun its work of investigating a wide- range of issues in the Department of Public Works and Roads as proclaimed and mandated by the State President this past Friday. To this end, a 10-member team of forensic investigators from the SIU held a meeting with the HoD and senior managers for a briefing at midday today (Tues). Documents central to kick-starting the probe were also handed over to the investigators...[SIU Media Release] [Proclamation]
Department joins the shout against abuse of women and children…
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The department, through the Bojanala District office, joined the fight against women and children as it held an interactive session commemorate the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Aginst Women and Children. Themed ‘Count me in: Together Moving A Non-violent South Africa Forward', the campaign aims to encourage members of society, especially men to join hands with government in the fight to curb violence against women and children. The country saw many cases over the years but 2017 highlighted a shocking number of women as well as child violation and murders...[Read]
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]
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