Bethal’s streets are being repaired  

On 22 September the AfriForum branch in Bethal in cooperation with the residents repaired potholes. This project has been managed by AfriForum for the last four years, after the Govan Mbeki Municipality failed to repair the roads.

In 2016 AfriForum repaired Kleynhans Street between the N17 and Malherbe Street at a cost of R35 000. This road is one of the busiest roads in town and the need for continuous maintenance is caused by trucks using the road illegally.

The residents of the street, under guidance of Frans Odendaal, now holds an annual fundraising to buy tar to repair the road. During the fundraising more than R6 000 was raised to buy tar. About 250 bags of tar were used to repair these potholes.

The AfriForum branch in Bethal contributed to have the repair work done. During the project repair work was done to Clerque, Kleynhans, Malherbe and Tsibitso Sibanyoni Street.

“This is an excellent example of how a community can work together to solve problems themselves,” says Hennie Bekker, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the Lowveld.

Make a real difference in your community and join your nearest branch. SMS “Bethal” to 45350 (R1).

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