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KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport. Presentation on the Provincial Budgets and Expenditure Review. Mandate of the Department. To construct and maintain a balanced road network that meets the mobility needs of the Province and complies with the PGDS

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KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport

Presentation on the Provincial Budgets and Expenditure Review


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Mandate of the Department

  • To construct and maintain a balanced road network that meets the mobility needs of the Province and complies with the PGDS

  • To regulate public transport and to ensure public access to equitable, affordable, safe and sustainable public transport

  • To regulate traffic and to create a safe road environment

  • Economic empowerment


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Vision

Prosperity through mobility


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Mission

  • To provide the public with a safe, integrated, regulated, affordable and accessible transportation system and ensure that in delivering on our mandate, that we meet the developmental needs of our Province

  • To promote transparent and accountable government, to plan in accordance with the needs of our customers and ensure effective, efficient and transparent delivery of services through co-operative governance and the appropriate involvement of the public through regular and accurate reporting


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Strategic Goals

  • An equitable, affordable, safe and well managed transportation system

  • An equitable and economically empowered construction and transportation industry

  • Improved quality of life

  • Good governance

  • Community supported transportation service delivery


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Consultative structures

  • The department consults with the public by through interaction with the following community structures

    • Rural Road Transport Forums

    • Community Road Safety Councils

    • Commuter Associations

    • Taxi Council

    • Bus Associations (eg SABOA)


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Departmental Budget

This budget excludes the R500 million bus subsidy budget dealt with on an agency basis for the National Department of Transport




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VUKUZAKHE“ARISE AND BUILD YOURSELF”

EMERGING CONTRACTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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OBJECTIVES OF THE VUKUZAKHE PROGRAMME

  • Promote and Support Affirmable Businesses

  • Promote Equity in the Civil Contracting Sector

  • Promote Sustainable Business Development

  • Capacity development on the program includes: -

    • Business Development

    • Technical Training

    • Organisational Development (Associations)

    • 100 CETA Leanerships (of which 12 have left the programme)


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ZIBAMBELE“DOING IT OURSELVES”

ZIBAMBELE ROAD MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME

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How Zibambele works

  • A household living alongside the road is contracted to maintain a section of road between 500 and 800 meters

  • A twelve month contract - extended annually

  • The Zibambele contractor works 60 hours a month

  • Technical and organisational skills training is provided

  • Equipment comprising a wheelbarrow, pick, shovel, machete and slasher is provided and can be used for agricultural and building activities


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Features of the Zibambele Road Maintenance System

  • The creation of sustainable job opportunities for poor rural families through the maintenance of the rural road network in order to break their poverty cycle.

  • Selection of workers is by neighbourhoods themselves.

  • Targets women-headed households; it is a gender empowerment program.

    • Total 23,451 as at end March 2005, of which 95% are women (2005/06 target 27,871)

  • Zibambele Activities

    • Clearing the side drains

    • Maintaining the road surface in a good condition

    • Maintenance of the verge of the road to ensure clear visibility


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AFRICAN RENAISSANCE ROADS UPGRADING PROGRAM

“MAJOR ROAD UPGRADING PROGRAM TO REVIVE THE RURAL ECONOMY”

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African Renaissance Roads Upgrading Program

  • PROJECTS:

  • St Faiths (P68)

  • Vulindlela (P399)

  • Ndwedwe (P100)

  • Ongoye (P230, P240)

  • Nkandla (P15, P50)

  • Osizweni (P269)

  • Nongoma (P235,P49, P52)


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KEY FEATURES OF ARRUP

  • The Department launched the African Renaissance Roads Upgrading Program in his 2001.

  • The ARRUP program presently encompasses the upgrading of 399 km with a total value of R 1,414billion.

  • A roads upgrading investment initiative aimed at boosting rural development in KwaZulu-Natal.

  • Communities actively participate in the planning and implementation of the program through Project Liaison Committees.

  • Creates opportunities for emerging contractors to team with established contractors to facilitate skills transfer and development.


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Cabinet Roads

  • The Provincial Cabinet has identified three roads to be constructed to improve access to the rural areas of the Province and to stimulate economic activities in these previously undeveloped areas.

  • The three roads identified are: -

    • P577 – Duffs road to Clermont

    • P700 – Ulundi to the Mfolozi game reserve

    • P496 – John Ross Highway (Richards Bay to Empangeni)

  • International Links required

    • D1839 - Cecil Marx Pass to Swaziland

    • P318/1&2 - Sani Pass to Lesotho

    • N22 - Lembobo SDI to Mozambique


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T2 Centre

  • KZN has one of only 3 T2 Centres in SA

  • T2 Centres provide: -

    • The sharing of global knowledge, information and expertise on roads & transportation

    • The facility needed for the exchange of information and capacity building


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Expanded Public Works Programme

  • Our flagship EPWP Programmes include: -

    • Zibambele (Doing it for ourselves)

    • Vukuzakhe (Arise and build yourself)

    • Labour Based Construction

  • Budgeted expenditure per programme 2005/06

    • Zibambele R123 m

    • Vukuzakhe R132 m

    • Labour Based Construction R25 m



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Public Transport

  • Planning

    • All 10 district municipalities and the Metro now have a Current Public Transport Record

    • And 5 district municipalities have completed their Transport Plans

  • Bus Contracts

    • The privatisation of Durban Transport has been completed, with shareholder including the taxi industry and former Durban Transport drivers


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Public Transport

  • Regulatory Authority

    • 252 taxi associations are registered in KZN

    • Regulation has been streamlined by the integration of the regulatory authorities (operating licence board and the Registrar)

    • The conversion of route based permits to operating licences is currently in progress


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Public Transport

  • Freight Transport

    • A freight transport policy was developed in 2004

    • An integrated freight strategy is in place

    • A provincial freight Data Bank was developed in 2003


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Road Safety and Enforcement

from “Zero Tolerance”

to “100% Compliance”

  • The department is fully committed to deploy road safety educational resources, followed by enforcement resources to ensure 100% compliance with the law


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Road Safety and Enforcement

  • Projects undertaken to promote the road safety message include for example: -

    • Child and young road user projects

    • Primary and high school learner education

    • Pedestrian projects – focused on high incident locations

    • Inter-faith church programmes


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Road Safety and Enforcement

  • Projects undertaken to improve compliance to traffic legislation, include: -

    • Road side courts

    • The establishment of a special unit to deal exclusively with Public Transport Enforcement PTEU


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Overloading

  • Overloading continues to be a major problem in SA, causing premature road deterioration

  • During 2004/05, the KZN DOT

    • weighed 109 224 vehicles,

      • of which 24% were overloaded

      • and 6% were charged (as they exceeded the 5% tolerance)


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Conclusion

  • Transport, the world over, is seen as a catalyst for change and improved service delivery.

  • The massification of our rural towns and creating sustainable economic growth is not possible unless it is supported by appropriate transport infrastructure


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Conclusion

  • The KZN Department of Transport is committed to “Defend the Weak”

  • This attitude adopted by the department ensures that we improve the quality of life of the people of our Province through transport



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