Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga will officiate at the opening of the Aviation Summit hosted by the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)

The Minister also went on to say: “The conceptualisation of the S’Hamba Sonke Programme was premised on the reality that while South Africa’s national road network is in good to very good condition, this is not the case with our secondary road networks, or Provincial roads. Considering that it is the secondary road networks that feed increased traffic volumes onto national roads, the relatively high transport costs associated with the unchecked deterioration of the secondary roads remains a significant factor in South Africa’s relative competitiveness in global markets. This has been a pervasive challenge for many years.”