The South African Government is proposing to establish a R75bn ($9.5bn) road maintenance fund for the nation’s road infrastructure needs over the next five years.

South Africa’s transport minister Sbu Ndebele said that more than 30% of South Africa’s roads were in a poor condition and about 80% are older than their 20-year design life.

Lack of dedicated funding for road maintenance and poor asset management were the major causes of bad road conditions, Ndebele said.

Road maintenance work is expected to include repairing potholes and repairing the municipal and rural road network, according to