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Be our eyes on the road – help keep your fellow road users safe in Central South Africa:

  • SMS 'traffic' and your info to 36636 (R1.50/SMS)
  • Phone the hotline - 084 327 9497
  • WhatsApp: 084 222 9497
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OFM Traffic, keeping you safe on the road.

OFM wants to encourage road users to report reckless driving through the correct channels that action may be taken. Phone 0861 400 800 or complete the form online at:

You can now receive the latest OFM Traffic reports, even if you’re not tuned in to OFM in your vehicle!

• Simply switch on the TA, traffic announcement, or TP, traffic programming, function on your RDS compatible radio.
• This will enable you to still get the latest traffic updates in your area even when you are listening to something else like a CD.
• What you are listening to will be interrupted and your radio will automatically switch to OFM for the traffic report.
• When the traffic report is finished, your radio will switch back to what you were listening to before.
• Ask your car dealer if you’re unsure how the traffic function on your radio works.

Tue, 16 January
06:31 PM
Free State N5:   On the N5 between Senekal and Paul Roux there are roadworks with Stop/Go controls. Delays can be expected.

Wed, 10 January
02:45 PM
Gauteng Midvaal, Meyerton - R551:   Notice - Closure of a section of Johan Le Roux Street (R551). The section of Johan Le Roux between Pierneef and Galloway intersections, will be closed from 16 January - 30 April 2018 due to road construction. Temporary road signs and information boards will be in place from 10 January 2018. If you have any further queries contact 0861 643 8225 Midvaal Municipal Offices.

Thu, 14 December
09:06 AM
North West Orkney:   It’s reported that Milton Avenue in Orkey is open for public use, after it's been closed off for the past year. Drive safely. Thank you Johan Bornman

Wed, 13 December
10:57 AM
Free State Bultfontein/Welkom :   Construction work has been completed on the R710 between Bultfontein and Welkom. Stop & Go's removed. Thanks for the patience and drive safe.

Wed, 06 December
06:36 PM
Free State Bloemfontein:   In Bloemfontein the Papa Brits Tempe gate in General Dan Pienaar Drive will be CLOSED until the 17 JAN 2018. Use an alternative route.

Tue, 05 December
01:35 PM
Free State Wesselsbron/ Hoopstad:   On the R34 between Wesselsbron and Hoopstad there is a Detour for all heavy vehicles. Vehicles to travel via the R505 from Wesselsbron to Hoopstad.

Fri, 01 December
02:26 PM
North West R507:   On the R507 roadworks on a blind-rise +/-11km out of Hartbeesfontein heading in the direction of Ottosdal. There are no warning signs resulting in a dangerous situation.

Fri, 10 November
06:08 PM
North West R53:   On the R53, there are Roadworks between Ventersdorp and Potchefstroom. Expect delays between 20 and 45 min. Please travel with caution.

Fri, 10 November
06:04 PM
Free State R76:   On the R76 there are roadworks between Steynsrus and Kroonstad. There are traffic bumps on route which aren't clearly marked. Please reduce your speed and travel with caution.

Mon, 06 November
02:57 PM
Northern Cape R380 :   On the R380, there are Stop/Go controls in place just before you enter Kathu due to road upgrading. Please travel with caution. Delays can be expected.

Fri, 03 November
04:27 PM
Free State R26:   On the R26, roadworks between Bethlehem and Reitz with stop/go controls in place. A delay of approximately 20 min can be expected. Please travel with caution.

Fri, 03 November
04:27 PM
Free State R73:   On the R73, roadworks taking place between Virginia and Welkom. Please travel with caution.

Mon, 09 October
11:56 AM
Free State Kroonstad:   Traveling south from Kroonstad at Ventersburg on the N1, the off ramp to Hennenman/Senekal is closed due to construction. Please use the next off ramp (Ventersburg) and follow the detour sign through Ventersburg. Thanks Francois.

Thu, 05 October
05:48 PM
Free State R702 - Dewetsdorp:   R702 between Dewetsdorp and Wepener, the stop & go's have been removed and traffic is diverted to a gravel detour. Please drive slow and safe.

Tue, 03 October
05:05 PM
Northern Cape R357:   On the R357 Stop/Go controls between Kimberley and Douglas. Travel with caution.

Mon, 04 September
03:54 PM
Free State R710:   On the R710 construction taking place between Bultfontein and Welkom with multiple Stop/Go controls in place. Please be patient and travel with caution. Delays can be expected.

Fri, 04 August
04:18 PM
North West R53:   On the R53 ROADWORKS (until April 2018) between Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp with Stop/Go controls. Please reduce your speed and travel with cation. Delays can be expected.

Tue, 04 July
05:37 PM
Free State N6:   Construction work with Stop & Go's on the N6 between Smithfield and Rouxville for the next 36 Months end date May 2020. Please drive with caution.

Thu, 08 June
03:01 PM

Wed, 07 June
02:07 PM
North West Buffelsfontein:   Road closure on the R502 just outside Buffelsfontein until September 2017

Mon, 22 May
04:04 PM
North West R505:   Op die R505 Wolmaransstad na Lichtenburg (92km) is daar padwerke. Daar is 6 Stop/Ry beheer stelsel in plek. Addisionele reis tyd ongeveer 90 minute. Dankie KBK Ingenieurs

Fri, 12 May
03:42 PM
Free State South Africa:   A new law aimed at keeping children safer on South Africa's roads came into effect on 11 May 2017. According to the new law it is now illegal to transport children on the back of bakkies. The National Public Transport Regulator's John Motsasing says anyone caught breaking this law will be punished with on-the-spot fines. For more info follow the link:

Tue, 11 April
07:54 AM
Northern Cape R31 Kuruman - Daniëlskuil :   Please take note: The R31 between Kuruman and Daniëlskuil is OPEN with a temporary gravel bypass road which has been completed passed the sinkhole. Travel with caution.

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