Client: Thohoyandou Malamulele Municipality
Thohoyandou / Malamulele Municipality
Project Location: Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province
Project Value: R 4,7 million
Plan, design and construction supervision
Project Period: August 2001 to February 2002
Extended to May 2002

Unit D is a high income residential suburb located within Thohoyandou municipal boundaries in the Limpopo Province.

Infraburo (Pty) Ltd was appointed in June 2001 by the Thohoyandou / Malamulele Municipality for the design and construction of municipal services for Phase II of Thohoyandou Unit D. The work to be carried out included the servicing of 145 stands with water and sanitation, as well as construction of the roads and storm water infrastructure.

A challenging aspect of the project was the steep gradients that were encountered ranging between 12 and 14%. Construction costs were further influenced by the high amount of rock encountered during excavations.
The water reticulation consists of 2800m of MPVC pipes ranging between 75mm and 200mm in diameter, and includes house connections, fire hydrants and gate valves. A full waterborne sanitation system has been installed, consisting of 160mm diameter PVC pipes.

The work further include paved roads, (11 600m²) ranging from 5 to 7m in width, with the latter being a bus route. A storm water reticulation system has been designed using 375mm diameter concrete pipes in conjunction with catch pits to collect surface run-off.

An emerging contractor (NW Civils) was appointed for the construction of the project. He has utilized the community for employment of local labour.

Labour Intensive Construction methods were implemented where possible and construction activities such as the laying of pipes, backfilling and finishing of trenches, small concrete works and day works have been conducted by locally employed people.

Construction time has been influenced by factors such as excessive rainfall, shallow occurrence of rock and the relocation of existing graves that were found on the site. The project was completed within the extended time and budget allocations.                                Making the difference


Municipal Services for Thohoyandou Unit D - Phase I