Pothole Brigade shuts down

Dial Direct has been forced to shut its Pothole Brigade initiative.

National roads. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Dial-Direct on Thursday said it is deeply disappointed that it will no longer be able to make a difference on Gauteng roads.

This after the Pothole Brigade was forced to shut down.

The initiative came under the spotlight last year after service providers said it did not comply with stipulations of the Municipal Financial Management Act.

More than 50,000 potholes were fixed under the project.

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) had to formalise procedures through a tender process, which did not materialise.

Dial Direct spokesperson Bradley Du Chenne said, "We made a huge difference to the condition of roads. We were committed to doing it on an extended basis. Unfortunately, government has not been playing ball with us."