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Fixing potholes will put Gauteng on right road, but how best to do it?

All players agree cooperation is needed to improve province’s road infrastructure. What’s lacking is a clear strategy

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The Johannesburg Road Agency’s costly plan to launch an app for residents to report potholes left them with only a huge hole in the budget, but it is shifting gears with the various municipalities to maintain and fix roads.

In partnership with the Gauteng department of transport, the agency has launched the Smart Mobility Weekends project, by which it has identified 51 areas where work is needed.

Topping the priority list are areas close to the city centre — Hillbrow, Malvern, Doornfontein, Observatory, Parktown, Yeoville, Turffontein and Gillview...

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