oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Impoverished community's route to self-enrichment

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... THE R7, 3-MILLION UPGRADING of Amadiba Road in the Eastern Cape, a 40 km gravel link between the Bizana road and the Mtentu river mouth on the coast, is a feather in the cap of the local community. The road, a vital artery in the life of the people it serves, had progressively deteriorated to the extent that it had become virtually impassable - only tractors and four-wheel-drive vehicles dared tackle it. The re-construction programme was requested by local residents. Impoverished conditions - 76 % of the community live in poverty - prevailed and a lifeline needed to be set in ..

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