The Department of Transport will, in July, launch a full-scale, nationwide project to rid the country’s roads of potholes.

Minister Fikile Mbalula says the project would entail close cooperation with provincial governments and municipalities to fix potholes as soon as they are reported.

He says damaged roads directly contribute to a downturn in economic activity, and drives away much-needed investment.

Mbalula says the project is starting to show results in other provinces.

He paid the North West province a visit last week to gauge the progress being made in Wolmaranstad, to fix potholes on the N12.

Mbalula says the project would soon be rolled out to other provinces.

Watch the full interview with the minister here.

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