Merafe community in Region D in Ward16 have safer streets and walkway through the completed upgrading of the pedestrian walkway, consisting of drainage, sidewalks, kerbs and paving, street lighting and landscaping, implemented by the JDA on behalf of the City of Johannesburg.

The upgraded pedestrian walkway which cost R26 million, created jobs and transferred skills to the six SMME’s and local labourers from Merafe community that were employed on the project.

The Johannesburg Development Agency indicated that the upgrade of the railway station will ensure that the residents have a safer, welcoming and walkable environment for pedestrians.

Member of Mayoral Committee for Development Planning, Rueben Masango, said the upgraded pedestrian walkways connecting to all Metrorail stations in Soweto will improve pedestrian mobility and allow safer movement between different amenities and integration with the public transport facilities.

Issued by:
Johannesburg Development Agency
Susan Monyai