Meet your Point Duty Officers

Ten of the 23 were given an opportunity to study a one-year Diploma in Traffic Management at the Mpumalanga Traffic College, which they completed in December 2017.

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Secunda traffic is already a nightmare, but it would’ve been so much worse without the (usually) dancing and laughing Point Duty officers.
Sasol realised motorists’ frustration and started the Point Duty Officers’ Project to create job opportunities and promote road safety in and around the Govan Mbeki Local Municipality area.
“This project was initiated to impart skills to local youth and this joint initiative (with GMM) forms part of Sasol’s continuous improvement and efforts to invest meaningfully in the success and development of the municipality’s youth,” Sasol said.
The project placed trained point duty officers at key intersections around town to ease traffic congestion during peak hours, community events and shutdown periods.
The project was piloted over a year and created job opportunities for 23 previously unemployed local youth. GMM recruited and trained local youth before posting them to specific intersections around Secunda, eMbalenhle and Trichardt, while Sasol sponsored uniforms and provided monthly remuneration.
Ten of the 23 were given an opportunity to study a one-year Diploma in Traffic Management at the Mpumalanga Traffic College, which they completed in December 2017.

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