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The Hambanathi experience
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December

2016

The Hambanathi Experience

Durban, South Africa. Yesterday, December 1, Councillor Ntando Khuzwayo, acting on behalf of the Mayor of the eThekwini Municipality, Councillor Zandile Gumede, officially opened the dialogue between GO!Durban and business with a special tour of the first sections of the  new public transport infrastructure that is nearing completion.

Dubbed the Hambanathi (Come with us) Experience, 30 captains of industry and businesses met with officials and politicians spearheading the new public transport network, and were taken on a tour of the first dedicated bus route currently nearing completion.

“We have taken industry leaders on a tour to demonstrate how the new transport system within our City paves the way for economic growth and development,” said Cllr Khuzwayo. “There are many examples from across the globe as to how transport has transformed economies, and our new transport plans in GO!Durban are no different.”

Inviting business and industry leaders to join forces with government in a combined vision, CllrKhuzwayo said “Exciting times are ahead, as the City of Durban shifts up a gear to deliver on our promise to make this the most caring and liveable City in Africa by 2030.”

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December

2016

Temporary deviation at St Johns and Josiah Gumede intersection

Please be advised of the temporary deviation which is proposed to be instituted at the St. John’s/Josiah Gumede intersection in Pinetown. Construction in this area will begin at 07:00 on Saturday, 03 December and will end at 17:00 on Sunday, 04 December.The intersection will be asphalted during this time period.
Motorists will have access to the M13 via various detour routes, detailed below, at all times during the closure period. Access will be granted to any customers who wish to access the various businesses along the closed off section of road at all times. Motorists are requested to use the alternative routes on the affected days to avoid delays.

Your patience and understanding will be appreciated.


Construction of GO!Durban dedicated bus lane on first route nears completion
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November

2016

Dedicated bus lane on first route near completion

Substantial progress on the eThekwini Municipality’s integrated rapid public transport network GO!Durban means that the construction of the dedicated bus lane from Pinetown to KwaMashu is nearing completion with some sections ready for hand-over to the municpality in December this year.

eThekwini Transport Authority Deputy Head of Road Systems Management Carlos Esteves spoke to the public at an update meeting, about the progress of the project with specific reference to the Moodie street  Station and that the civil works that have affected traffic and businesses in the central business district will be completed in December. This includes the stretch of road between Beviss Road and Lahee Park.

Esteves says the contractors face a R35 000 per day penalty for not completing the civil work timeously, which means, barring floods, there will be no delays in finalising the roadworks. Thereafter, construction on the steelworks for the Moodie Street Station, the initial public transport station in Pinetown, will begin in a few months time.

Click here for the full media release.