Nkadimeng to handover Van Schalkwyk Road in Sebokeng, Gauteng

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Thembi Nkadimeng, will be handing over the Van Schalkwyk Road in Eatonside Sebokeng Unit 6 under the Emfuleni Local Municipality, which is situated within the Sedibeng District in Gauteng.

This event will take place on Thursday and the Gauteng MEC of CoGTA Mzikayifane Khumalo, the Sedibeng Executive Mayor Lerato Maloka, as well as the leadership from the Emfuleni Local Municipality will join the Minister. 

The department explained that before the project was implemented, the gravel road often flooded during rainy seasons.

It also experienced sewer spillages, which hindered residents’ access to schools, clinics, and other destinations.

Furthermore, the uneven surface posed challenges for motorists, and stormwater accumulation made crossing the roads difficult.

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA), an entity of the Department of Cooperative Governance, provided funding for the construction of the Van Schalkwyk Road through the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG).

According to the department, the road covers 3.46 kilometres by 6 metres wide tarred road. 

This project resulted in the construction of a tarred road that is complete with concrete-paved sidewalks and efficient stormwater channels.

The project also benefitted a total number of 4 899 households.

Additionally, the construction of the road created work opportunities for 23 residents and enhanced connectivity and safety for all. – SAnews.gov.za