New traffic cop college opens

2009-08-10 00:00

RENOVATIONS to the new KwaZulu-Natal Traffic Training College cost R20 million, and KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport Community Safety and Liason, Willies Mchunu said it was a worthwhile investment.

“It is a wise investment, an investment in human capital,” Mchunu said in his address at the official opening of the new college on Friday.

The college was founded in 1966 and was operating from a small building at 240 Prince Alfred Street.

Mchunu said the department was given permission to renovate the new premises at 240 Burger Street.

The revamped building has a capacity for about 120 traffic officers to be trained every six months.

He encouraged the training officers to “tackle the task of road safety with dedication and zeal”.

Currently several hundred officers are in training and will graduate in December.

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