Pondo road-building starts without green light

Pondo road-building starts without green light

Last year Noseweek speculated (nose205) that the SA National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) planned to forge ahead with the construction of two mega bridges so that the fiercely contested multi-billion-rand N2 Wild Coast toll road becomes a fait accompli before the matter gets to court.

Well, it looks like that’s exactly the case. Sanral contractors have already started building approach roads to the site of the Mtentu mega-bridge on the toll road – in breach of the environmental authorisation for the project.

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Submitted by : Pete on 2018-02-24 07:33:08
Please provide a link to the article John Clarke mentions.
And please caption this picture!
I was thinking: "Damn! They've already built a pre-bridge over the gap where the big bridge is going to go!"
Submitted by : John Clarke on 2018-02-23 13:45:58
Thanks for the article, but the picture featured needs to be captioned and explained. It is NOT the SANRAL bridge but a footbridge over the Mzamba gorge which was commissioned by the local residents, designed by engineers from an Austrian NGO and financed by mostly voluntary donations. SANRAL can learn from that, on how to ensure infrastructure serves a real human development purpose. Just hope readers read my article from last year to get the context.

Editor's Note
You are absolutely right. Thanks for pointing it out.


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