City of Johannesburg Media statement: MMC Kunene outlines achievements over the past 100 days
By City of Johannesburg
The City of Johannesburg's Member of Mayoral Council (MMC) for Transport, Cllr. Kenny Kunene has released a report outlining achievements since he took office following his appointment on 03 February 2023.
MMC Kunene has been responsible for providing oversight and appropriate strategic leadership required for the Department to deliver on its mandate.
Since taking office in the past 100 days, MMC Kunene oversaw the implementation of key activities, interventions, and projects including a media briefing held on the 9th of March 2023, during which MMC Kunene tabled the state of affairs of Metrobus, Rea Vaya, and JRA.
A number of interventions to guide transport planning, project development, and direction for future economic and transportation investments within CoJ were completed.
• The Region G transport master plan encompasses the areas of Protea South, Eldorado Park, Lenasia, Zacharia Park, Slovo Park, Ennerdale, Poortjie, Orange Farm, and Stretford. The border lies along the N1, N12, and Golden Highway transport corridors that traverse the region.
• The Roodepoort CBD transport master plan which lies along the western edge of the historic mining belt within Region C of the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) in Ward 84 and provides a western link to Johannesburg CBD for areas such as Kagiso, Krugersdorp South, Soweto, Bram Fisherville, and Dobsonville.
The area has experienced a decline in economic growth over many years due to issues in its urban and transport environment. It has also suffered from urban decay due to the lack of social and economic amenities and infrastructure; poor connectivity, urban safety, and management; inefficient transport systems, congestion; and traffic issues.
Other highlights include Bus Operating Contract Agreement (BOCA) between the City and the Alexandra Bus Company (PTY) LTD outlining how the contract will be managed and how the fee per kilometer compensation is executed, which is now ready to be signed.
The Orlando Non-Motorised Transport facility was also completed within a hundred days, with much excitement as the project accommodates diverse modes, users, and activities including walking, public transport, private vehicles, nearby businesses, and residents.
On the 12th of April 2023, MMC Kunene signed a Protocol engagement document with Regional Taxi Structures: SANTACO and NTA which guides engagement protocols between the City and the taxi industry.
The report also outlines public transport facilities constructed throughout the City of Johannesburg.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES
A number of new public transport facilities are currently being developed, these include:
• Kaya Sands Super-stop public transport facility in Region A, Corner Bernie, and River Road in Kya Sands
• Lakeside Non-Motorised Transport facilities including public transport stops in Region G - Lakeside on Palm Drive
• Tshepisng Public transport facility in Region C – Corner of Dulcie September and Pat Molawa Street in Tshepisong.
• Design of Cosmocity Non-Motorised public transport facility including public transport tops in Region C - Cosmo City on South Africa Drive.
• Orlando Non-Motorised Transport Facilities in Region D - The route starts at the corner of Madhlala and Nicholas Street in Orlando going towards Chris Hani Road and continues until Maponya Mall.
• Tshepisong Non-Motorised Transport facilities in Region C.
• Deep South Non-Motorised Transport facilities in Region F, Eldorado Park
NB: For a detailed report please visit www.joburg.org.za or click on the link below:
Issued by the City of Johannesburg