- Traffic pointsmen are winning the hearts of many South Africans with their commitment
- One of them was pictured recently helping a schoolboy cross a busy road
- Johannesburg residents are relieved after the City decided to extend the pointsmen's contract
Traffic pointsmen in Johannesburg are winning the hearts of many residents with their inspiring commitment to their work.
In the latest incident, a pointsman was pictured helping a schoolboy cross a busy road in the Lanseria and Malibongwe area.
According to a Facebook post on Traffic Freeflow, the unnamed pointsman stopped the traffic and walked the little boy across the road safely.
Recent reports that the City of Johannesburg would not renew the OUTsurance pointsmen's contract triggered a public outcry, Briefly.co.za learned.
Fortunately, the City announced that the contract would be extended for six months pending finalisation of a longer three-year contract.
Colleen Bekker, founder of Traffic Freeflow which partners with OUTsurance on the initiative, expressed his relief:
There is a huge sense of relief and excitement with our staff today. Their smiles are back.
We are so grateful for the extension to further serve the public, keep the pointspeople employed and to keep Joburg’s traffic moving.
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