CAPE TOWN – The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has announced that it would be putting out to tender contracts worth billions of rand for the upgrading of the N2 and N3 over the ensuing weeks.
The state-owned road agency said this would include the upgrading of the N2 from Kwamashu Interchange to Mhloti Interchange, the upgrading of the N3 from Cato Ridge to Dardanells, and from Dardanells to Lynnfield Interchange.
Sanral said in a statement that a stipulation of the contracts was that successful tenderers must be Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 1 to 4 and sub-contract a minimum of 30 percent of the value of the contract to exempt micro-enterprises (EMEs) or qualifying small enterprises (QSEs) that are more than 51 percent black-owned.
It said a minimum of 8 percent of each of the contracts would also be required to be spent on various types of labour opportunities from targeted areas.
Dumisani Nkabinde, regional manager of Sanral Eastern Region, said the state-owned entity was committed to the transformation of the engineering and construction sectors through community development projects during the N2 and N3 upgrades.