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Contractor appointed for the R26 Route - protest action suspended

It is a privilege for Mafube Business Forum (MBF) to announce that a contractor has already been appointed to resume repairs to the R26 between Frankfort and Gemini and to complete the road works as soon as possible. Phezulu Plant (Pty) Ltd has recently successfully completed the road between Senekal and Ventersburg and MBF is confident that this company has the expertise and capacity to do the necessary work.

The urgent safeguarding and maintenance of the bypass routes will start on Monday 27 December. The contractor was also requested to also make recommendations regarding the dangerous Frankfort/Heilbron junction, as this junction is not at 90 ° and heavy vehicle drivers consequently cannot see the oncoming traffic from Heilbron.

The Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela, accompanied by William Bulwane, the MEC for Roads, Police and Transport, also announced that temporary jobs will be created for approximately 1 350 subcontractors and their workers during the R26 road works, which are expected to be completed within 24 months.

MBF would like to thank Gert Potgieter and the Tweeling Farmers' Association, the District Agricultural Union, the Mafube Taxi Association as well as subcontractors who originally worked on the road, and together formed the pressure group. This is telling proof that sustained community pressure works. Further protest action will therefore be conditionally suspended, but the situation will be constantly monitored.

Feel free to visit the MBF office at 18A Church Street in Frankfort when we reopen on January 3rd. You can also send an email to or a WhatsApps to 079 145 4295.

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