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Topic - Social Infrastructure
Nov 19, 2015
US oil and gas major Chevron this week published a document outlining the economic benefits that its projects will deliver to the Australian economy, amid criticism over the group’s tax payments. Chevron stated that its Australian activities would deliver about...
Oct 21, 2015
Government’s investment in infrastructure will continue to grow, but not as rapidly as in the past, with the focus shifting to improving value for money in infrastructure delivery, the National Treasury highlighted on Wednesday, noting that more than R800-billion...
Jul 30, 2015
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance is encouraged by the public statement of Johannesburg Mayor, Parks Tau, at the Nedbank-New Partnership for Africa’s Development conference, wherein he expressed his opposition to the tolling of Johannesburg’s urban road...
Jul 06, 2015
The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) economic grouping should “institutionalise” African issues at the upcoming Brics summit in Russia, from July 8 to 9. Africa had infrastructure needs of an estimated $100-billion a year, which was hampering...
Jun 26, 2015
The Automobile Association expressed concern on Friday that the Gautrain subsidy has reached R1.5-billion, saying it could fund the entire Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). Reacting to the announcement made by Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi at a business...
Feb 11, 2015
Cesa president Abe Thela
Private sector expertise and finance should be leveraged to help reinvigorate South Africa’s underperforming infrastructure programmes, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) argues, adding that the accelerated deployment of energy, transport and water projects...
Dec 02, 2014
India’s proposed legislation to reform the governance of the mining sector makes no mention of profit sharing by mining companies, indicating the government’s lingering indecision on the issue. According to an official in the Mines Ministry, the Mines and Minerals...
Nov 20, 2014
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has alleviated poverty in those areas where it has been implemented. Responding to questions for oral reply at the National Assembly on Wednesday, the Deputy President said the programme...
Nov 14, 2014
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Sep 17, 2014
Premier David Makhura
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) requested a meeting with Gauteng premier David Makhura on e-tolling before he set up a review panel, it said on Wednesday. "Perceptions that we were not prepared to enter into dialogue are therefore...
Jul 10, 2014
As a growing global player, South Africa would do well to pioneer the ‘smart city’ concept on the continent, but this would require the alignment of local legislation with international best practice on asset management, said physical asset management firm Pragma...
May 22, 2014
May 09, 2014
A new business association has been formally launched to link foreign suppliers of equipment to State-owned companies (SoCs) with large and small domestic companies in an effort to improve prospects for higher levels of local content in South Africa’s...
Apr 24, 2014
A new business association has been formally launched to link foreign suppliers of equipment to State-owned companies (SoCs) with large and small domestic companies in an effort to improve prospects for higher levels of local content in South Africa’s...
Mar 11, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
The South African economy has grown by an average of 3.2% a year from 1994 to 2012, while the number of people employed increased by about 5.6-million, or 60%, between 1994 and 2013, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday at the release of the Presidency’s 20-year...
Feb 14, 2014
QUALITY STANDARDS The South African construction industry faces severe problems regarding construction project delivery owing to skills shortage and low quality standards
The South African construction industry, which many expect to go through a high growth phase this year, owing to an increased number of construction projects, and a greater focus on housing projects and large-scale infrastructure projects, is facing severe problems...
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Energy is a long-term investment and significant funds, a long-term plan and clear policy frameworks are needed in Africa to ensure thriving energy sectors on the continent.
Sep 20, 2013
Eskom’s response, in a statement released on Wednesday, to groundWork and Earthlife Africa Jhb’s concerns on the company’s application for exemption from Minimum Emission Standards and postponement of the MES timeframes for a number of their power stations, including...
May 31, 2013
The Indian government’s conundrum over the linkages between mining, social development and tribal extremism has resurfaced, with a Minister questioning the sanctioning of mining in forests. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has raised questions over the...
Mar 01, 2013
African-led multilateral financial institution the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) recently launched a project-development facility.
Jul 04, 2012
The global mining industry drives more than 45% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), either on a direct basis or through the use of products that facilitate other industries, says AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani. Cutifani, who addressed this week’s...
Jun 08, 2012
The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province is cautiously optimistic that the provincial economy will grow by 3.5% this year, largely supported by the manufacturing sector and fixed capital investment by the government, KZN member of the executive council for finance Ina Cronjé...
May 24, 2012
Public-private Partnerships Set to Accelerate Delivery Processes and Reduce Funding Pressures
May 23, 2012
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday that private−public partnerships and public−public partnerships would form part of government’s infrastructure investment plans. Speaking at fourth Tshwane International Trade and Infrastructure Investment...
May 03, 2012
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson offered some additional insight on Thursday into the agro-logistics and rural infrastructure projects that make up the eleventh strategic integrated project, or Sip 11, being overseen by the...
Apr 27, 2012
Before the end of July, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) plans to have canvassed all 17 of its newly endorsed strategic integrated projects, or Sips, with leaders and officials across all three spheres of government. Four are so-called...
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