KZN Department of Transport: Pilot Pothole Patching Programme

STATUS: Current
PROJECT LEADER:Van der Bergh, GM (Mr Gray), Motala, SY (Ms Shirin)
OTHER TEAM MEMBERS: Booysen, AS (Ms Denise), Ndlovu, MP (Mr Phumlani), Hart, TGB (Mr Tim), Ngandu, NSC (Mr Stewart), Verryn, A.E. (Ms Annette), Mti, S.N. (Ms Sehlule), Govender, S (Ms Subashini), Masvaure, S (Dr Steven), Mathebula, JH (Mr Jabulani)


The Pilot Pothole Patching Programme, conceptualised in 2013, to address the road maintenance needs, as well as to encourage socioeconomic development (wage labour and self-employment) for special categories of youth residing in and around the eThekwini Metro of the Durban Region where the pilot will be implemented. The DoT has initially decided that the pilot must be implemented over a period of two-years in the eThekwini Metro and based on the outcomes of this activity it may then be implemented in other areas of the Durban Region and District Municipalities across the province. The HSRCs role in this study is to evaluate and report on the effective management and the implementation of the Pilot Pothole Patching Programme (PPPP) in eThekwini Metro. The study has three phases. Phase 1 is eight months; Phase 2 is 30 months; and Phase 3 is 4 months. The HSRC study has six objectives: 1. To conduct a diagnostic of KZN DoTs programme management and M&E capacity; 2. To review and redesign the PPPP programme conceptual framework To undertaken a consultative process in respect of the Conceptual framework for the new programme; 3. To establish an M&E framework for the revised programme; 4. To establish a capacity development framework; 5. To support and assist DoT in the implementation of the PPPP with respect to project management and M&E; 6. Capacity building and skills transfer to departmental staff with respect project management and M&E. The end product is to provide a conclusive report relating to the Pilot Pothole Patching Programme potentials and challenges;