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Building retaining walls in Ward 107

Date: 2024-03-27 09:06:08

Building retaining walls in Ward 107

The installation of retaining walls in Inanda Newtown B extension will increase safety measures for the community using Sinamuva Road in Ward 107.

A TEAM from the City is hard at work in Inanda Newtown B extension in Ward 107 to build retaining walls along Sinamuva Road. During the recent heavy rain, the main water pipe was exposed, and the roadside wall was damaged. As part of remedial efforts, the team is securing the water main pipe and protecting the road from soil erosion. 

Project Foreman Bongani Shabalala is on the ground working with the team while providing strategic direction to ensure the work is done in accordance with job specifications. “We started this project in December last year. Part of the work includes placing gabions to protect against soil erosion. A previous storm severely damaged the side wall and other parts of the road were affected,” explained Shabalala. Resident Siboniso Mpanza, who is also working on the project, said the repair work has created job opportunities for locals. “Most of the workers here are the youth who are learning new skills. We will continue to use these skills gained even after the project is completed,” said Mpanza.