31st January 2017

The Vision Tactical Intervention Unit (VTAC – IU) is an elite element established to provide operational support for the Tactical Units and Armed Response units working to stabilise volatile situations by combating serious and violent crimes.

VTAC – IU is the dedicated command which focuses on keeping people safe and is responsible for a wide range of prevention and intervention functions including violence and harm reduction.

“The unit will render specialised operational support and assistance to The South African Police Service SAPS and other law enforcement with high-risk situations” said Yaseen Theba, Director of Vision Tactical. “Its important that we support our Police Service with the resources we have”, he added.

Members of VTAC – IU are cross-trained in multiple disciplines for safety and security and emergency medical care backed up by ER24.

Vision Tactical is active in Houghton, Killarney, Norwood, Oaklands and surrounding areas. Others areas included Amalgam, Crown Mines and surrounding areas.



Yaseen Theba

Cell 064 400 0000


Lane restrictions M1 double decker bridge

Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA)’s rehabilitation project of the Double Decker bridge on the M1 freeway is at an advanced stage. JRA Managing Director, Dr Sean Phillips has indicated that the Double Decker rehabilitation project will have increased traffic implications for motorists, from Saturday, 4 February to 18 February 2017.

The Double Decker bridge rehabilitation includes structural repairs, rehabilitation and maintenance to bridge beams, asphalt surfacing, expansion joints, drainage systems and the installation of new road signs.

The majority of the repairs are presently being carried out at night to avoid traffic disruption. However, to ensure the project reaches completion in the shortest amount of time with minimal impact to motorists, the following changes will be implemented during the rehabilitation phase:

Lane restrictions:

Commencing Saturday, 4 February – Saturday, 18 February two lanes out of the four lanes northbound within the Double Decker section will be closed; this will be reduced to the closure of one lane during peak hour traffic. Motorists are urged to familiarise themselves with the lane reductions during off-peak and peak times, plan their routes in advance to avoid delays and to consider alternative routes.

The City’s Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system, Metrobus, Metrorail, Gautrain and taxi’s may be considered as alternative transportation for commuters. Traffic applications that can be downloaded from Google Maps, and media will provide alerts on possible traffic jams and delays.
Follow JRA for the latest developments, journey planning tips, alternative routes, and traffic advisory via:

Twitter: @MyJra,
Facebook: Johannesburg Roads Agency
JRA Find&Fix mobile app

About the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA)

The JRA is a City-owned agency responsible for the maintenance, repair and development of Johannesburg’s road network and storm water infrastructure, including bridges and culverts, traffic lights and signage. The organisation is committed to providing quality roads that are accessible, safe and liveable for our communities.

Issued by:
Bertha Peters-Scheepers
Ops Manager: CRM, Marketing and Communications
Johannesburg Roads Agency
Tel: 011 298 5023 / 079 510 4186