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Herman Mashaba launches war on potholes

The Joburg mayor and officials gathered around road workers for a demonstration on how potholes are sealed.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, together with transport officials, conducted road inspections in Ivory Park and in the Midrand CBD on 28 March 2017. Picture: Katleho Sekotho/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba conducted road inspections in Ivory Park and in the Midrand central business district on Tuesday as part of the city's R88 million programme to repair roads.

The mayor and officials gathered around road workers for a demonstration on how potholes are sealed.

The city said R60 million would go towards materials and equipment, while the remaining R28 million would be used to address staff shortages.

Mashaba said roads were not just a conduit for moving people and goods.

The mayor said the city would need a transport network which functions efficiently in order to have a thriving economy.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)