22 May 2017

How to claim for pothole damage

According to the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA, the public may lodge a claim with the JRA’s Legal Department for alleged damages suffered due to road and/or infrastructure (such as manhole or kerb inlet) that  the JRA as a municipal-owned entity of the City of Johannesburg is mandated to maintain. This is according to JRA spokesperson Bertha Peters-Scheepers.

There are a couple of procedures that have to be followed in order to claim. In addition to completing the claim form, you will be required to attach the following documents:

  • Police affidavit  
  • Copy of driver’s license of the claimant (in case of vehicle damage)  
  • Vehicle registration documents (in case of vehicle damage)  
  • Copy of ID  
  • Photos of the damage to the car (in case of vehicle damage)  
  • Three quotations or invoice/proof of payment  
  • Letter from insurance company confirming that the claim was not logged to own insurance  
  • Doctor’s report if there is personal injury.

JRA recommends that you either email or fax the documents. Doing both only delays the process.

CLAIMS Contact details:
Public Liability Claims (damage to property or personal injury) to be directed to:
Ms Carol Ngubane
P.O. Box 1450
Tel: 011 491-5734
Fax: 086 206-5294

Submit claims form electronically to:


30 January 2017

Teamwork, efficient communication and a fast response prevented a possible tragedy today when four people became trapped underneath the bridge at Bryanston Drive and Brooke Street, Bryanston, during heavy rains that flooded low-lying bridges and roads throughout Jhb. Sandton SAPS, JMPD, ER24 Paramedics, Greg Sochen from Sandton CPF Guardians Unit, security companies and the CoJ EMS Aquatic Rescue Unit, who carried out the actual rescue, ensured that all four victims were safely removed from their precarious position and taken to safety. The Sandton CPF gratefully thanks everyone involved, this is how we work together ☆☆☆☆☆


27 January 2017

Nominations for Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary for Sandton CPF Sector 3

A new year has begun and new things need to be done! So says the Sandton CPF Sector 3 Sub-Forum, which is looking for community-minded individuals for various positions on its committee, including Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary.


This position requires strong leadership and a commitment to the safety of the Sandton community. The nominated individual will be required to ensure effective functioning of the committee, provide clear leadership and direction and keep the committee focused on its core functions. Excellent community liaison skills and management experience will also be highly beneficial.


This position requires strong leadership and an ability to assume the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson when necessary. Excellent community liaison skills, maturity and a level-headed approach will be beneficial.


The position of Secretary is key to the success of the team and requires strong secretarial and administration skills, attention to detail and the ability to interact at all levels.

Other requirements

All nominees are required to undergo SAPS clearance in order to qualify. The general public is welcome to submit nominations that meet the selection criteria. Elections and voting for the three positions will take place at the Sandton CPF Sector 3 community  meeting on 16 February 2017 in the boardroom of the Sandton Police Station, 2 Summit Road, 2 Summit Road, Morningside, Sandton.

Sandton Sector 3 precinct includes the following areas: Benmore Gardens; Dalecross; Dennehof; Duxberry; Hurl Park; Little Filian; Moodie Hill; Morningside; Morningside Manor; Morningside Ext. 40; New Brighton, Parkmore; Sandown, Sandhurst, Strathaven; and Sunset Acres. Therefore, the above vacancies would be of special interest to those living or working in these suburbs.

Nominations and voting will only be applicable to eligible persons.

Kindly contact Sandton CPF Administrative Assistant Yogi Govender on 011 722 4317 from Mon-Thurs, 09h00 to 14h00 or email to obtain nomination forms for all three vacancies.