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27

November

2018

Bridge between uMhlanga New Town and Cornubia partially open

PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS URGED TO HEED ROAD SAFETY RULES AS BRIDGE OVER N2 LINKING UMHLANGA NEW TOWN TO CORNUBIA IS PARTIALLY OPENED

Single lanes in both directions (east and west), which are essentially a continuation of uMhlanga Ridge Boulevard will be open to traffic from Wednesday, 28 November. The broad bridge accommodates two dedicated bus rapid transport (BRT) lanes in the centre and two lanes in each direction for motorist access.

According to City’s Head of Transport Authority Thami Manyathi, pedestrians should be mindful of road safety rules around this area because of its close proximity to the informal settlement of Blackburn and the large Cornubia housing estate.

“We are seeing pedestrians not using the walkways provided for them, as well as crossing the national N2 with vehicles and trucks travelling at high speed, and are most concerned about their safety, as well as the repercussions for road users should an accident occur,” said Manyathi.

“We appeal to pedestrians in the area to be aware that motorists will now be using the bridge and off-ramp and that there will be active construction vehicles on the boulevard and the off-ramps as construction on the new route continues. Pedestrian sidewalks across the bridge and along the Blackburn off-ramp have been constructed and we implore the community to please use those, for their own safety,” said Manyathi.

The bridge is a crucial link in the Corridor 9 (C9) route which will eventually link uMhlanga via Cornubia and Phoenix Industrial to Bridge City in KwaMashu. The economic spin offs as result of this development, are promising to be considerable and much needed job opportunities are also expected to be created.

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24

November

2018

Giba Gorge Team Enduro

Last weekend, four riders from the GO!Durban Cycle Academy teamed up with their mentors and coaches for their very first Enduro mountain biking event at Giba Gorge. This also marked the first official event for the Bluff Meat Supply Pro-Am Team.

The riders thoroughly enjoyed putting their technical skills to the test on one of the best downhill tracks in the country, and as usual, Giba Gorge delivered an excellent day of Enduro racing in the scorching KZN heat.

Thanks to Nigel Hicks, Head of KwaZulu-Natal Gravity Mountain Biking, for welcoming us to the event. We look forward to an exciting partnership in 2019 as we take on this new discipline within the sport of cycling, to further improve the skills and development of our academy riders, with the support and guidance of KZN Gravity MTB.

Full team: Mncendisi Mkhize, Lungani Mbambo, Cayde Muldoon, Siya Njiva, Cruz Cele, Ongezo Mini and Nomfundo Mtshali

 


17

November

2018

TAFTA Trail Run

The Inanda Trail Running Team had a great showing at the annual TAFTA Trail Run at Virginia Preparatory School. The enthusiastic runners dominated the race and took top positions in the 4km and 8km routes. Well done to Coach Lonwabo and his team for these excellent results!

4km Female:

  1. Sisanda Sikhakhane
  2. Sphumelele Gumede
  3. Lusanda Gumede

4km Male:

  1. Nkosinathi Mndaba
  2. Bernard Ndlovu
  3. Bheki Mkhize

8km Female:

  1. Thobeka Khuzwayo

8km Male:

  1. Sibongakonke Zwane
  2. Nala Qiniso