The AfriForum branch in Benoni prioritised the repair of potholes during July, because many complaints were received from the community about the bad condition of the roads. The branch filled 200 potholes with 115 bags of tar in Mowbray Avenue, Harrison Street, Howard Avenue, Park Street, Railway Avenue, Byron Street, Kei Road, Wilge Road, Wellington Street, Fourth Street, Ninth Street, Tenth Street, O’Reilly Merry Street, Moodie Street, Pretoria Road, Kimbolton Street, Turvey Street and Sunnyside Avenue. In July, the branch also carried out several clean-up projects, extinguished wildfires and provided food parcels to two children’s homes.
“Many roads in Benoni are in a pathetic condition, because the necessary maintenance and repairs are not done. This project is a way in which AfriForum’s Benoni branch shows that they do not hesitate to support the community. It is remarkable to see the branch members jumping in after work in the evenings and braving the cold to fill potholes. It is truly something to be proud of,” says Petrus Coetzee, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the East Rand.
“We as residents of Benoni must all take responsibility for our community, so that we can get Benoni back in a condition we can all be proud of. It is important to get involved and plough back into the community. If we just sit still, the deterioration will continue. Many thanks to every AfriForum member’s support as well as the winning team in Benoni who took on these projects,” says Achilles Mouyis, Chairperson of the Benoni branch.
Become part of AfriForum’s Benoni branch today: Text “Benoni” to 45340 (R1) or contact for Achilles Mouyis on 082 303 8007.