ARTICLES RELATING TO POTHOLES

Woman dies in pothole tragedy

2019-12-05 16:12

A Pietermaritzburg family’s fight against time to get their very ill mother to a city hospital was abruptly halted when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a large pothole, puncturing two tyres.

PMB’s pothole problem

2019-09-17 15:00

It's an epidemic.

Pothole fixers in overdrive

2019-02-26 14:52

It's a mammoth task.

The City of Johannesburg missed its target for pothole repairs by a large margin – and its track record for rates certificates is shaky

2019-02-01 06:02

The Joburg city council definitely fell well short of its targets on repairing potholes and issuing rates certificates – but the Auditor-General can't judge by how much because of the state of its books.

Roads smooth again

2019-01-14 15:52

After months of having to face crater-like potholes with no resolution in sight, a fed-up Clarendon community, in collaboration with SealCoat, took to the streets to fix the potholes themselves.

Indian man fills 600 potholes across India out of love for son killed in horror crash

2018-09-14 08:11

To help deal with his grief, devastated father Dadarao Bilhore decided he would do something about Mumbai's roads - filling 600 potholes.

WATCH: Remember that Mazda that was swallowed by a huge sinkhole? Here's why Centurion is sinking

2018-08-28 11:42

'More than 30 sinkholes have appeared in Centurion in the last year,' reports Carte Blanche as it highlights a huge problem for motorists and homeowners in Gauteng.

We claimed back R1,600 from a municipality after a pothole accident - here’s how

2018-04-30 13:19

'All in all, the experience was not particularly frustrating.'

WATCH: Huge potholes shred the tyres of 19 cars

2018-02-26 08:32

Drivers in the city of Warren, Michigan were left stranded after driving on a pothole-stricken street.

Holes grow in ‘Wear and tear’ Avenue

2017-11-30 13:30

Residents in the Greendale Park area of Howick have bemoaned the uMngeni Municipality’s slow response to repairing severe potholes there.

 

Pothole fixing drive stalls

2019-11-18 16:57

The services of the city’s pothole busters have crashed because Msunduzi Municipality has not given new purchase order numbers to Pro-Phalt, the company it contracted in February to solve the Maritzburg’s pothole problem.

Prestbury potholes frustrate taxi drivers

2019-09-10 10:33

“The roads are a mess … We buy Quantum taxis and they only last for two years.”.

Pothole busters get going

2019-02-13 15:15

Msunduzi has finally honoured its promises to appoint a contractor to repair the potholes that frustrate many drivers around the city.

Tyre companies report boom in sales as potholes plague city roads

2019-01-29 15:00

Tyre sales in the city are booming thanks to potholes.

Pothole plague in PMB

2019-01-11 15:40

It’s the “city of potholes”.

'Self-healing' roads? Here's how some engineers are working to curb potholes

2018-09-13 10:33

Potholes are a perennial problem; they are dangerous to road users, and the damage they cause to vehicles can be hugely expensive. To combat potholes some engineers are working on “self-healing” roads.

Locals repair potholes

2018-08-07 16:56

Tired of waiting for the uMngeni Municipality to fix potholes in the neighbourhood, World’s View residents rolled up their sleeves to do it themselves.

Think our potholes are bad?

2018-02-09 11:20

Potholes... especially after winter can be troublesome to deal with. Heavy-duty trucks can amplify the problem with their heavy loads.

Joburg's R88-million plan to fix its pothole problem

2017-05-09 08:18

Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba, has revealed his plans to alleviate the city’s pothole problem by awarding R88-million to address the city's repair backlog.

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