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SELFLESS SERVICE: Volunteers make Sandton traffic stress-free

Written by: Elizabeth Kgabane

Simon Mangwane and Tebalo Mofokeng spread some festive cheer and helped to alleviate traffic congestion this week on Sandton’s busiest roads, directing traffic on corner William Nicol Road and Mattie Avenue as traffic lights were out on the intersection.

Simon and Tebalo are both jugglers and say they saw the traffic lights malfunctioning as an opportunity to help the drivers and an alternative to juggling which is their daily means of income.

“We normally juggle by different intersections and we learn how the traffic flows. So when the traffic lights are not working we are able to assist with directing traffic”

Simon Mangwane

The pair, dressed in their high visibility reflective safety traffic tops, had traffic moving seamlessly with some drivers hooting as they drove by.

William Nicol Road and Mattie Avenue frequently experience heavy backed-up traffic during peak times both to and from Sandton.

Simon and Tebalo, who travelled from Orange Farm and Alexandra respectively in the early mornings this week, say they will continue to assist on the road.




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