Petition to address the Midrand traffic gridlock

We, the Community of Midrand, URGENTLY call on the Gauteng MEC of Transport, Jacob Mamabolo and the MMC of Transport in the City of Joburg, Cllr Funzela Ngubeni, to address the severe traffic gridlock on Olifantsfontein Road  particularly during peak hour traffic.

The gridlock is due to, in the main:

  • faulty traffic lights at Lever Road and those going onto the M1 North and South;
  • a lack of points people;
  • and the unruly behaviour of some motorists.

This puts our lives in danger daily. Unnecessary delays of up to 45 minutes to get through one intersection causes road rage and unsafe driving behaviour.


You have failed the citizens of Midrand by ignoring our pleas to address this. You need to improve the safety of commuters by ensuring traffic lights work, or points people are on duty to ensure the free flow of traffic.


Save our lives by doing what you are paid to do: protecting road users!