Tshwane to fix potholes in 24 hours

2011-07-13 15:48

Pretoria - The City of Tshwane will fix potholes within 24-hours of them being reported, Transport MMC George Matjila said on Wednesday.

Pretoria had serious problems with potholes, which often caused accidents, he said at the launch of a "pothole free campaign".

He said 99% of the potholes in Sunderland, west of Pretoria, had already been repaired.

The city viewed the campaign as a means of job creation, Matjila said.

In his state of the city address in March, Tshwane mayor Kgosientsho Sputla Ramokgopa said he wanted to ensure the city was free of potholes.

  • SAConcerned - 2011-07-13 15:55

    Ja, Ja. We've all heard that before. Please prove me wrong.

      willieman - 2011-07-13 16:17

      Way too ambitious

      2nd coming - 2011-07-13 16:48

      24 hours after it being reported and it takes 2 days to get through to report it, so 72 hours after someone with enough patience spots a pothole will it be fixed

      biskit - 2011-07-13 16:57

      I won't hold my breath

      Meanleader - 2011-07-13 16:58

      Yeah right ...and we supposed to believe this idiot .... Rather go try fix the ANC in 24 Hours ...... 24 decades will not be enough to clean up their corruption !!

      daaivarksetier - 2011-07-14 07:02

      Yes make a quick fix in 24 hours, just before the rainy season where trucks drive. This must have been the idea of a darkened Genius. There is something wrong with people who think this way. Thinking thy are fixing a problem but meanwhile they just mad the problem worse and it appeared again..

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-13 15:58

    The City of Tshwane will fix potholes within 24-hours of them being reported. If only they could fix corrupt government officials in a similar fast manner.

  • Vicker - 2011-07-13 16:01

    These okes have no f***ing clue how to go about job creation. As for them actually fixing potholes in 24 hours of them being reported - ha ha ha...

  • R.Suppards - 2011-07-13 16:04

    Who's going to do the job? The tooth fairy of course!!

      Azizi - 2011-07-13 17:30

      Waht is a tooth fairy an ancestor in your culture.

      Worldwise - 2011-07-13 19:54

      No, an imaginary being, the same as your Tokoloshe. Whites actually don't believe in these beings like you do but use them to describe something that is not going to happen due to imaginary beings not actually existing. You, on the other hand, believe in Tokoloshes and the abilities of Sangomas as real.

  • K.W.F.L - 2011-07-13 16:05

    HaHaHa What a joke!!

  • soba le boya - 2011-07-13 16:07

    example-10 reports at different areas,how do you attend to all within 24hrs.can the MEC please be sincere to Tshwane residents,please...

  • lollie sue - 2011-07-13 16:08

    Biggest joke

  • Pickle - 2011-07-13 16:12

    Yea sure.. and I'm winning the power ball on Friday.

      Wedfew - 2011-07-14 06:25

      Sorry Pickie... Thats only for the officials...

  • Voltage - 2011-07-13 16:14

    So you mean if i find the number to phone ... and i phone ... and someone actually answers the phone ... that can understand me ... the pothole will be fixed in 24 hrs ... nice ... i like the challenge.

      Albo - 2011-07-13 16:34

      The problem is it takes 24hrs just to answer the phone

  • jakkals - 2011-07-13 16:15

    Yes! They will also now issue warning signs for Unicorns and Fairies in the region.

  • melchiedek - 2011-07-13 16:15

    jajajajajaja whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • amabok - 2011-07-13 16:16

    Ya right! Instead of talking of the things you're going to do, just get busy doing them.

  • JOHN - 2011-07-13 16:16

    How about giving a telephone no to report these potholes that one knows would be answered.Better still an E-mail address!!!!

  • braamc - 2011-07-13 16:18

    This is funny. Anything else they can do in 24hours? Mmm let me think, no nothing.

  • Sako3006 - 2011-07-13 16:32

    Dit sal die dag wees!!!!!!!!!!! And Bakkies Botha is a woman!!!!!!!!!!!!1

      Dave - 2011-07-13 16:48

      how did you know? i thought it was supposed to be a secret, doesn't matter anymore, the guys can scrum down safely now, and pick the soap up in the shower!!!!!

  • John Fox - 2011-07-13 16:46

    Putting a "temporary filling" into a pothole is a waste of time and money. The problem is to stop water seepage into the substrata, this collects and when a heavy vehicle goes over the patch the pressure of the water now compressed hydraulics out a plug of tar creating an even bigger hole. If the cracks had been sealed beforehand this would stop the seepage of water, but any road engineer knows about this fact!

  • NewsICON - 2011-07-13 16:59

    Thats if someone answers the phone when you try to report it...

  • Louis III - 2011-07-13 17:02

    Yes, and Santa Clause will help them.........

  • Born To Fish - 2011-07-13 17:06

    What about Fixing the road so that it can last another ten years?

      strawberry - 2011-07-15 09:56

      No, the road can't last for ten years, that will mean that no one comrade will get a tender for that road in ten years.

  • DW - 2011-07-13 17:16

    But you will notice that they give no indication of how to report the potholes. No telephone number (which would stay engaged or never be answered), no e-mail address, no contact persons' details. I will believe this when I see it for myself.

      strawberry - 2011-07-15 09:57

      Of course, if you can't report it, it does not exist. And then they can say, we didn't know about it.

  • magangeni - 2011-07-13 17:20

    what the F**ck is wrong with all u whitew people that post comment here. u should have listened to Botha in 1985 wen he said u must mate to be many.4 now we r the majority if u dont lyk whats happening here u can always go to wher eva jull oumas came from

  • magangeni - 2011-07-13 17:21

    what the F**ck is wrong with all u whitew people that post comment here. u should have listened to Botha in 1985 wen he said u must mate to be many.4 now we r the majority if u dont lyk whats happening here u can always go to wher eva jull oumas came from

      JOHN - 2011-07-13 17:23

      At least our "ouma's and us can at least spell

  • JOHN - 2011-07-13 18:26

    Right found some no's = after hours 012 358 2111 8am to 7pm 012 3560614. E-mail

  • Hunter 008 - 2011-07-13 18:30

    They are stealing all the money !! Nothing left to fix the Potholes !!

  • chewthefat - 2011-07-13 21:35

    You see where this is going don't you. The roads have been allowed to degrade to a critical point and now they will patch [not repair] them and crow that this shows they are an effective administration. Trouble is morons will believe them and all will be forgotten when the you are back to square one in twelve months time.

  • Wedfew - 2011-07-14 06:23

    Yeah like thats ever going to happen...

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  • Pieter - 2011-07-14 08:23

    Here's how to manage this: 1. Take a drive and find a pothole (has to be plenty about) 2. Report it and have evidence of time 3. Wait to see if its fixed in time 4. If not, contact the reporter at News24 who wrote this article to challenge the MEC? I'm tipping 24 hours actually means 24 months

  • pastorjakes - 2011-07-14 09:34

    Please give us the telephone number that we can use to report it

  • Analyst - 2011-07-14 09:47

    This "job creation" system where one guy works while the other 10 are looking is unsustainable. Go look at the "pothole" on the N4 east just after Duncan road first.

  • pastorjakes - 2011-07-14 09:59

    Kan u asb vir ons die telefoon nommer gee waar ons slaggate kan raporteer

  • pastorjakes - 2011-07-14 10:00

    Please give us the telephone number where we can report potholes

      JOHN - 2011-07-14 10:53

      look at the post ,ten above your last post

  • Mark Fysh - 2011-07-14 11:59

    George Matjila knows that won't happen. He lies with conviction.

  • LUFC - 2011-07-14 21:25

    24 hours to the municipality is an just a 2 and a 4 put together. It means f-all. i am considering going outside.... make a pothole with a pick axe and then reporting it and we see hahaha.

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