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17 May 2019 @ 14:29:17 pm
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Dear Folks 

Can anyone tell me what is that concrete structure found next to some of the roads? They always have numbers on them. I have always been curious on this structure, nobody seems to know it.

Kindly advise.

thanks

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17 May 2019 @ 15:57:34 pm
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Hi Mawonga,

This could be one of two markers.   The roads gang (makers) place a marker every mile or now, kilometre, along a road to indicate the distance to or from the next or previous town.   The numbers will either increase or decrease depending on the direction.   The marker in your photo is probably a S (ess) for South and the number indicating 7 kilometres.   If not a S then it is a 5 and the distance travelled or to travel 57km's.

Another roadside marker is where water pipes have been laid. 

The distance markers are not normally placed on a pedestal as in the photo.   It could thus be a marker for something else.

Now lets wait and see who else has a theory  or the actual story behind the marker.

Regards

 

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17 May 2019 @ 16:20:13 pm
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They are the old milestones, different on both side of the road, it helps to identify position, in transport management9(Seen on high way, note ever two hunders meters), you will see the numbers increasing the urther you travel from the town or from turn off

They are being fazed out as the represent a potensial impact hazard as well as the new board have GPS grid references on it so you can pinpoit excatly where you are in case of emergency 

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17 May 2019 @ 19:57:22 pm
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Theo / Lance

Ek dink julle slaan die spyker op sy kop.

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17 May 2019 @ 20:04:08 pm
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As dit merkers is vir n petrol pyp lyn laat my dadelik weet met location point. Dit kan in in hengse verligting bring.  tongue-out

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17 May 2019 @ 22:22:35 pm
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Vroër jare het n mens ook kleiner paaltjies  in Kruger Park gekry  weet iemand of daar nog n paar verdwaalde paaltjies oor is?

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18 May 2019 @ 09:54:54 am
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Het dit ook so verstaan Klein tyd met my oupa saam op die pad. 

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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18 May 2019 @ 10:55:58 am
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They are the old milestones, different on both side of the road, it helps to identify position, in transport management9(Seen on high way, note ever two hunders meters), you will see the numbers increasing the urther you travel from the town or from turn off

They are being fazed out as the represent a potensial impact hazard as well as the new board have GPS grid references on it so you can pinpoit excatly where you are in case of emergency 

thanks for the feedback, I knew someone in this forum would definitely know.Much appreciate 

 

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19 May 2019 @ 14:53:40 pm
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These markers were replaced by GPS technology some years ago. Ha ha.....

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20 May 2019 @ 06:57:27 am
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You also get those that has a number above and below with a line in between.  Like 7 above with 67 below.

Meaning 7km of 67km to travel to next town or Junction

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20 May 2019 @ 14:11:57 pm
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The distances measure was usaly from town hall to town hall, as they were normally closes to center of town

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20 May 2019 @ 16:37:06 pm
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'n Goeie, outydse naam was "padpredikante". Om watter rede weet ek nie, seker maar altyd die waarheid gepraat? sealed

Frans

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21 May 2019 @ 06:49:06 am
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Oom Frans ek kan die naam "Padpredikante" onthou.  Dit lui 'n klokkie iewers, eendag ,jare terug dit gehoor.

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21 May 2019 @ 14:51:20 pm
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They were painted white with black numbers, so maybe Pad Predikant a lovely Afrikaans desciption

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22 May 2019 @ 12:49:35 pm
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'n Goeie, outydse naam was "padpredikante". Om watter rede weet ek nie, seker maar altyd die waarheid gepraat? sealed

Frans

Padpredikante het ook verwys na naamborde, inligting borde en rigtingaanwysers op die paaie.

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