Byline: Kelebogile Masemola

04 July 2022

On Thursday, 30 June 2022, DA Councillors voted to approve a report that will add to the undergoing war on potholes in the City of Tshwane.

DA Tshwane Caucus Chair, Jacqui Uys said this report resolved that the budget for roads maintenance and rehabilitation should be in line with the backlog.

“It also recommends that the Group Head of the Regional Operations Centre is held responsible for ensuring the availability of bitumen and other-needed material at all times.

Failure to do so will result in an investigation and disciplinary processes by the Sec79 Oversight Committee for Roads and Transport,” said Uys.

The report also gave a full account of the current war on potholes including the working of the Bon Accord Crusher plant which was a DA election commitment in 2016, allowing the City to produce 70 000sqm of asphalt per day.

The amazing pothole repair patching machine, which has seen Councillors taking to the streets to assist in pothole repair, was reported to have the capacity to repair 200 000sqm of potholes per day.

“As ward councillors, we are encouraged by the work done, excited by what this report will add to productivity as we commit to continue working towards a pothole free Tshwane,” added Uys.