Friday, July 23, 2021

Problems with pot-holes in Cape Town townships getting bigger

The City’s collapsed Transport Authority Management System, which underpinned the pothole repair service, has resulted in a 40-fold increase of the 900 threshold maintenance number set four years ago.

According to the Good Party secretary Brett Herron before the last few weeks of heavy rainfall there was already a backlog of 35 000 potholes in need of repair across the city. He said following recent rains, the situation would be exacerbated.

He said the majority of potholed and poorly maintained roads were in poor communities.

Nyanga policing forum chairperson Martin Makhasi said another reason that made the situation worse was car hijackings and smash-and-grabs incidents in the area. He also said there were incidents where residents partly contributed to this condition but said it was mostly caused by flooding and the unattended overflowing sewage draining system.

 

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