ARTICLES RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE

Mabuza’s Italian trip yields R10bn in infrastructure investment

2015-05-12 17:22

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza’s trip to Italy last week has yielded R10 billion in infrastructure investment capital for the construction of hospitals and schools.

‘Boom in construction won’t last’

2015-05-06 09:59

The proposed R800bn investment in infrastructure over the next three years will be a shot in the arm for construction, but should not be seen a panacea.

ICBC in $2bn Equatorial Guinea deal

2015-04-29 14:01

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China's biggest lender by assets, says it has signed an infrastructure deal worth $2bn with Equatorial Guinea.

Possible solution for German toll standoff

2015-02-01 12:13

A European-wide road toll could be a solution to a dispute between the EU and Germany over its plans to introduce a tolling system, says the bloc's transport chief.

Mexico scraps $3.75bn China rail deal

2014-11-07 20:15

Mexico has revoked a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract from a Chinese-led consortium after its uncontested bid prompted an outcry from lawmakers.

Nazir Alli: Roads a national asset

2014-11-06 14:34

South Africa's roads network is a national asset, with concession routes belonging to SA Inc, Sanral CEO Nazir Alli has told the e-tolls panel review.

R68bn needed to fix infrastrucure backlog

2014-11-05 08:26

The electricity maintenance backlog is not Eskom-related and is caused by municipalities not using funds to fix infrastructure, according to a report.

PTA business in distress over roadworks

2014-10-27 20:21

Extensive road works around Pretoria have caused many businesses to shrink operations, resulting in substantial job losses, says the Tshwane Chamber of Commerce.

World Bank launches new infrastructure plan

2014-10-09 17:15

The World Bank has launched a new initiative to bring together governments, development institutions and private investors to form partnerships for infrastructure.

Zim denies going to China for cash bailout

2014-09-10 18:40

The Zimbabwean government did not travel to China to get ready cash but to obtain funding commitments for bankable projects, says a government official.

 

R1 trillion spend fails to keep lights on in SA

2015-05-12 09:33

South Africans constantly subjected to load shedding can draw little comfort from how much the government has spent on infrastructure in the past five years: R1 trillion.

Ebrahim Patel: Invest in infrastructure to grow SA

2015-05-05 16:21

A shift in investment towards SA’s ambitious long-term infrastructure strategy should be put under the spotlight, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Taxing times for Nene

2015-02-22 16:03

Employment, energy and infrastructure will loom large in the budget speech by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

China, Nigeria sign $12bn railway deal

2014-11-20 10:30

A state-owned Chinese company has signed a $12bn agreement to build a railway along Nigeria's coast that it billed as China's single largest overseas contract.

New Gauteng roads saved people money - prof

2014-11-06 19:32

Gauteng's new roads have saved commuters money and now they are being asked to pay for the project through e-tolls, an academic says.

$450m boost for Ebola-hit countries

2014-11-06 10:17

A new private sector initiative will provide at least $450m in financing to the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola to promote trade, investment and employment.

Roads upgrade cuts travel time, e-tolls panel hears

2014-11-04 13:33

South Africa spends less on road infrastructure than other countries but needs to ensure existing roads are maintained, says the transport department.

Zim woos SA infrastructure investors

2014-10-10 11:46

Zimbabwe is to open up its infrastructure sector to public private partnerships as it scrambles to narrow an infrastructure deficit that is deterring investors.

SA bodies want to fund Zim infrastructure

2014-09-26 08:25

Zimbabwe has received proposals from the DBSA, IDC, PIC and Transnet for $14.7bn in funding for infrastructure projects.

Clanwilliam Dam costs rise to R2.5bn

2014-07-15 20:00

The raising of the Clanwilliam Dam, which jumped by R300m over the last five months, will commence in October, says Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

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