South Africa's Vala Zonke initiative has closed less than 20% of the potholes reported on its app

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South African app receives 46,693 potholes reports — 7,842 have been closed

The Department of Transport's (DoT's) Vala Zonke pothole repair initiative has closed just 7,842 of the 46,693 potholes reported on the app since it launched in August 2022.

However, transport minister Sindisiwe Chikunga says this figure is likely higher as not all authorities report back to the Vala Zonke War Room or do so in the wrong format.
 
Yeah so it'll be closed just 7,842 of the 246,693 potholes
 
However, transport minister Sindisiwe Chikunga says this figure is likely higher as not all authorities report back to the Vala Zonke War Room or do so in the wrong format.
Yes, like ".xlsxfinal"
 
They don't repair the potholes anymore, they just throw some tar into the hole and next time it rains the hole is back.

So they have in fact fixed maybe 5 potholes since the app started and 4 of those were on some ministers daily route to the golf course.
 
Clearly WC uses their budget for maintenance as well as fixing potholes. But obviously you will have less potholes if you do regular maintenance before they are formed.
... and you know this how?

Those numbers don't compute.
 
South African app receives 46,693 potholes reports — 7,842 have been closed

The Department of Transport's (DoT's) Vala Zonke pothole repair initiative has closed just 7,842 of the 46,693 potholes reported on the app since it launched in August 2022.

However, transport minister Sindisiwe Chikunga says this figure is likely higher as not all authorities report back to the Vala Zonke War Room or do so in the wrong format.
The real question here is.. of the 7,842 they claim to have fixed... how many of those have fall apart already?
 
... and you know this how?

Those numbers don't compute.
How to say "I didn't read the article" without saying you didn't read the article.

FROM THE ARTICLE
It should be noted that the six-month expenditure includes all road maintenance spending — not just money spent on repairing potholes.

If you live in WC it becomes very clear you are no longer "home" the moment you leave the borders just by driving.
 
How to say "I didn't read the article" without saying you didn't read the article.

FROM THE ARTICLE


If you live in WC it becomes very clear you are no longer "home" the moment you leave the borders just by driving.
Trying to be cute, I see.
That applies to all the provinces. Now, explain the discrepancy below.
Limpopo139,925m2R551,826,653
Western Cape46,052m2R514,052,000

Clearly, something does not add in Western Cape.
 
Almost 4 Billion Rand to fix potholes.
Can I have the tender please.

Maybe the WC does the job properly.
 
Trying to be cute, I see.
That applies to all the provinces. Now, explain the discrepancy below.
Limpopo139,925m2R551,826,653
Western Cape46,052m2R514,052,000

Clearly, something does not add in Western Cape.
R514,052 = total amount to maintain all roads. WC only had to attend to 46,052m2 of potholes. The amount of potholes is actually irrelevant to the final expenditure so not sure where you're seeing a discrepancy.
 
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