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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
An outlook on the Western Australian resources sector has predicted that while the number of actual workers in the sector would decline between now and 2025, the percentage of fly-in, fly-out (Fifo) workers would increase in the near future. The Western Australian...
Nov 03, 2014
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has urged the state government to invest in productivity-enhancing infrastructure to allow potential resources projects in the state to proceed. QRC CEO Michael Roche said in a submission to the government on how funds from...
Oct 31, 2014
There is a clear plan laid out by government and significant investment proposed in terms of South Africa’s road network infrastructure development, which is positive for the country’s future development, as it is integral to growing the economy. “The fundamentals of...
Oct 22, 2014
Government aimed to fast-track certain “fast-growing” infrastructure programmes, despite cutting back on expenditure over the next few years, the 2014 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) revealed on Wednesday. The MTBPS, released by new Finance Minister...
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...
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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...
Dec 05, 2011
Gladstone's major liquefied natural gas (LNG) players would contribute some A$13.5-million to a trust fund set up to boost social infrastructure across the region. Australia Pacific LNG, QGC and Santos’ Gladstone LNG would collectively contribute the funds, while...
Mar 04, 2011
For me, one of the more interesting sidebars to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2011 Budget was a note entitled ‘Budgeting for better results in infrastructure spending’. On closer examination, I found that government is intending to create a register of...
Mar 01, 2011
In his 2010 State of the Nation Address, the President reiterated the importance of the national infrastructure investment programme:
Jan 26, 2011
Civil engineering and construction group Sanyati reports that the slow turnaround in the procurement of much needed services for the expansion and refurbishment of social infrastructure continues to weigh heavily on the civil construction market. The ongoing impact...
Sep 03, 2010
The completion of the 2010 Fifa World Cup building programme cannot be blamed for the estimated decline of 23,5% in real terms in civil engineering turnover, compared with a year ago, and 33% over a six-months period, ending at the end of the first quarter of 2010.
Aug 20, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
The debate on whether the R33-billion spent by government to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been worth the expense has been all but crowded out by the fact that South Africans have embraced the tournament with joyful abandon – indeed, very little debate can be...
Jul 02, 2010
The debate on whether the R33-billion spent by government to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been worth the expense and has been all but crowded out by the fact that South Africans have embraced the tournament with joyful abandon - indeed, very little debate can be...
May 07, 2010
The pipeline of South African infrastructure projects that could be funded through project finance-type mechanisms has grown to unprecedented levels, Nedbank Capital’s head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo argues. He tells Engineering News...
 
 
 
 
Apr 07, 2010
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) would invest $100-million in the second Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF2), which was aimed at promoting the development of basic infrastructure on the African continent. The AIIF2, which was established by the...
Feb 05, 2010
Against the backdrop of considerable public discourse on the potential for a leftward shift in macroeconomic policy, President Jacob Zuma’s address to last week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, was interesting. In it, the President appeared to...
Jan 27, 2010
President Jacob Zuma came out on the side of economic-policy stability at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, arguing that "judicious management" of the country's finances had enabled South Africa to respond to its first recession of...
Nov 27, 2009
Part of the Gautrain should be completed by June 27, 2010, provincial premier Nomvula Mokonyane said in Johannesburg on Friday. “All construction work on Gautrain is proceeding well and we are confident that the project will be completed within the agreed time...
Apr 17, 2009
Power utility Eskom reports that, to date, its Medupi and Kusile power stations are on schedule to meet their commissioning target dates in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Oct 10, 2008
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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Tuesday called for more private sector investment in South Africa's infrastructure. "The IFC is ready to engage with other stakeholders to find solutions to South Africa's power shortage and increase...
Apr 11, 2008
The proposed project will involve the rehabilitation and expansion of the Salala Rubber Corporation's rubber plantation.
Jan 29, 2008
ASX- and TSX-listed Paladin Energy has not delayed its Kayelekera uranium project, in Malawi, and is on schedule to start commissioning and ramping up production in the March quarter of next year, Toronto-based spokesperson Greg Taylor said on Tuesday.
 
 
 
 
Jun 29, 2007
Talk has progressed to action as work begins on the 20 prioritised townships programme (20PTP) launched on September 13, last year, by Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa. “During this year, we expect to spend about R1,1-billion in identified projects by both...
Jun 29, 2007
Talk has progressed to action as work begins on the 20 prioritised townships programme (20PTP) launched on September 13, last year, by Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa.
Apr 06, 2007
South Africa's Competition Commission, which has, over the past few months, shown a far greater propensity to deal proactively with what it perceives as anticompetitive behaviour in sectors as diverse as banking through to agroprocessing, is now casting its eye...
Apr 05, 2007
South Africa's Competition Commission, which has, over the past few months, shown a far greater propensity to deal proactively with what it perceives as anticompetitive behaviour in sectors as diverse as banking through to agroprocessing, is now casting its eye...
Nov 05, 2004
Leading international economist Jeffery Sachs says cancelling Africa’s foreign debt is the key to releasing public funds that could break the continent out of the poverty trap.
 
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