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Provincial Road Maintenance Grant
National Department of Transport

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Ms Dipuo Peters
Minister of Transport

Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga
Deputy Minister of Transport

S’HAMBA SONKE PROGRAMME (SPP)

1.1 INTRODUCTION

The S’hamba Sonke Programme (SSP) is a new initiative to develop and maintain our provincial road networks and, at the same time, to place the rural economy on a labour absorptive growth path.

The programme introduces road upgrading and maintenance methodologies that are specifically designed to create jobs, to support enterprise and cooperatives development, and to build the productive assets of poor rural communities on an unprecedented scale.

1.2 BACKGROUND

The S’hamba Sonke Programme (SSP) approved by MINMEC on the 1st February 2011, was implemented through the Provincial Road Maintenance Grant (PRMG). The national launch of the SSP at Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, which was held in Durban on the 18th April 2011, addressed the intention to develop a Road Marshal Plan that is based on a pro-poor growth policy and investment environment.

The S’hamba Sonke Programme is an initiative by the National Department of Transport to:

  • develop and maintain South Africa’s provincial (secondary) road networks
  • create job opportunities improve access to social amenities
  • place the rural economy on a labour absorptive growth path.

This is in line with the New Growth Path (NGP), National Development Plan (NDP) and Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs).

2 ABOUT THE S’HAMBA SONKE PROGRAMME

The purpose of the SSP through the PRMG is to provide a set of principles to guide the prioritisation of infrastructure investment to maximise the economic impact and develop multiples for provincial investments for preventative, routine, emergency maintenance and road rehabilitati on of provincial road networks; and to ensure all roads are classified and maintained in line with this Road Infrastructure Strategy Framework for South Africa (RISFSA) and the Road Classification Access Management (RCAM).

The Provincial Road Maintenance Grant for the year 2015/16 has a total budget of R9 850 655, to assist all nine Provincial Roads Departments to conduct maintenance and rehabilitation based on their Road Asset Management Systems information data. Table 1 shows the entire road network that is minted under PRMG.

TABLE: 1 PRMG INFO FOR 2015/16

TABLE: 2 PRMG PROJECT AND ALLOCATION FOR 2015/16

HUMAN CAPACITY

The programme also introduces road construction and maintenance methodology that is specifically designed to create jobs; to support enterprise and cooperative development; and to build the productive assets of resources for poor communities.

TABLE: 3 PRMG JOB CREATION FOR 2015/16

CONTRACTORS DEVELOPMENT

Department of Transport (DoT), through the S’Hamba Sonke Programme (SSP), initiated a Contractor Development Initiative which is aimed at accelerating growth of the construction industry and promoting equity ownership across the different categories and grades.  For the 2015/16 financial year DoT, through SSP, has managed to empower a total of 946 contractors. The total number of emerging contractors that have been empowered through PRMG from CIDB Level 1 to CIDB Level 4 is 798, and the remaining 148 contractors reached between CIDB Level 5 to CIDB Level 9. The budget that has been utilised to empower 946 contractors through PRMG is +R750 484 000, and all these emerging contractors succeeded in being eligible to register with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).

3 PRMG 2015/16 PROJECTS STATUS

For the year 2015/16 PRMG has a total of 605 Gazetted B5 Project Lists. 80% of the PRMG allocation has been utilised at various construction stages for implementation and during the completion stage. The remaining 20% has been used for feasibility, design, and tender.

EASTERN CAPE: Has a total of 45 gazetted projects. 
Project Road DR08376 

FREE STATE: Has a total of 57 gazetted projects.
Project S110 Thabu Nchu   

GAUTENG: Has a total of 23 gazetted projects.
Project P158/2 Diepsloot 

KWAZULU-NATAL: Has a total of 82 gazetted projects.
Project Road P6/2  

LIMPOPO: Has a total of 138 gazetted projects.
Project Road D2534 

MPUMALANGA: Has a total of 72 gazetted projects.
Project Mazini and Mgcobaneng Bridge  

NORTHERN CAPE: Has a total of 94 gazetted projects.
Project TR6101 

NORTH WEST: Has a total of 20 gazetted projects.
Project Road D414 

WESTERN CAPE: Has a total of 74 gazetted projects.
Project MR529 Piketberg  

ROAD DISASTER

The National Department of Transport (NDoT) is the authority of all roads, whereas the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) is the responsible authority for managing disaster across the country. Through cooperative governance, an integrated approach is encouraged in assessing and monitoring road disaster, which will inform risk management planning and risk reduction.

The PRMG set aside some flood funds for the affected provinces. The purpose of this grant is to restore and improve the living conditions and affected communities once it has been declared either by National or Provincial centres. The NDoT. through the S’hamba Sonke Programme, has been able to restore those affected areas, see the pictures below. 

FLOODED ACCESS ROAD

WASHED AWAY BRIDGE AT R33 LIMPOPO

ACCESS ROAD RESTORED AFTER DAMAGE BY FLOODS

ACCESS RESTORED TEMPORARILY AT R33 AFTER FLOODS

4 ROAD SECTOR KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR (KPI) FOR PRMG

4.1 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) drives reliability growth while guiding the choices for improving maintenance effectiveness and efficiency. KPI lets Road Authorities identify the issues causing maintenance effects and helps to select the right strategy to either support or correct the actions producing the results. It is important that when selecting a range of maintenance KPIs, one must pick those that improve both equipment reliability and maintenance performance, and not simply tell you that you have problems in your business.

4.2 Key Performance Indicators represent the required or desirable performance. Once a full set of Performance Measures has been developed and documented we will assign targets against each measure.

The following network Identification Criteria for PRMG Strategic Network should be taken into consideration:

Traffic Loading & Volumes
Population Distribution
Condition; Safety
Agricultural / Mining Routes
Tourism Flow Access and Public Transport Routes

 

Once the strategic roads are in line with the provinces’ priorities, the provinces will then need to develop a maintenance programme, and rehabilitation where needed.

Once all these are achieved in the MTEF period, it will:
  • Improve safety
  • Reduce congestion
  • Reduce vehicle operating cost
  • Protect road infrastructure and road furniture.


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