Limpopo has transferred 19 provincial roads to SANRAL [South African National Roads Agency] to improve road infrastructure in the province. The decision follows the recent Executive Council meeting held on 31 January 2024.

ALSO READ: Lephalale Mayor handover new Waste trucks

The Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga had requested all provinces to identify strategic roads that can be considered as National Roads and transferred to SANRAL. The province therefore identified the 19 roads from the provincial network. The provincial routes are distributed across five districts, covering 1084,83 kilometres.

19 LIMPOPO ROADS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO SANRAL

“These roads have been carefully selected based on specific criteria including proximity to national roads, and road classification. Traffic assessment, and economic activities related to mining, agriculture, and tourism,” said the provincial government in a statement on Friday.

Limpopo roads have been transferred to SANRAL
R71 Road in Limpopo

Meanwhile, the provincial government has also issued a directive to SASSA to compile a list of alternative pay points due to the impending closure of SASSA pay points. The SASSA pay points in the province are due to be closed by 31st March 2024.

“As a result of this SASSA will engage various provincial structures on the rollout of Cash Pay Points (CPP). In addition, they will conduct beneficiary education campaigns at existing pay points.

“They will provide information on the closure of CPP and alternative access channels to clients. Beneficiaries will be redirected to ATMs and merchants for withdrawal of social grants. Help Desk officials deployed during the payment cycle to advise beneficiaries on business with point of sale devices as per the mapping report.”

“Additionally, the Executive Council approved the Infrastructure Cluster Programme of Action and the Economic Sector Cluster Programme of Action reports for the second quarter of 2023/24.

The Limpopo Provincial Government remains dedicated to transparent governance, effective service provision, and the well-being of all its citizens. Further updates and details on these initiatives will be communicated through the province’s official channels.”