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​On 27 June 2017, the Executive Mayor and I, together with the community of Diepsloot did a sod turning for a pedestrian bridge as part of the City’s commitment to provide a safe passage way for residents and safeguard the community during future flood conditions. 

Due to delays in obtaining the Water Use License from the Department of Water and Sanitation, the construction of the bridge was put on hold to allow for administrative processes to be concluded. The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) was previously not required to be in possession of this license to work on bridges, however, this is a new requirement by the Department and the Agency has completed the application process in order to comply with the requirements.

Acquiring this license will enable the JRA to undertake work on bridges across the City, including those that were recently damaged by floods in the past months.

We are committed to the construction of the pedestrian bridge and want to assure the community of Diepsloot that construction work will resume as soon as the license is granted.

In the meantime, we encourage residents to be safe at all times when crossing bodies of water and to educate children on issues of water safety. 

Issued on behalf of MMC Makhuba by:

Ms. Tebogo Mogashoa
Stakeholder Manager – Office of MMC Makhuba
Tel: 011 298 5269 / 072 631 3783