ARTICLES RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE

Heading for murky waters

2016-11-24 13:54

Recent rains have brought relief to many parts of the country, with forecasts indicating that SA might be out of the woods this year. Concerns around the management of water infrastructure remain.

Govt budgets R987bn for infrastructure spending

2016-10-26 14:59

National Treasury has budgeted R987.4bn for infrastructure over the next three years, with investments set to be made in energy, transport and telecommunications.

UK urged to boost infrastructure spending

2016-08-22 14:41

Britain’s biggest banks are urging Prime Minister Theresa May to increase spending on infrastructure projects to stave off a Brexit-induced slump.

Nanotechnology could lower road construction costs

2016-07-07 16:41

The solution for affordable road infrastructure development in sub-Saharan Africa could lie in the use of nanotechnology, a conference has heard.

Tshwane experiencing building boom - mayor

2016-04-21 18:23

The city of Tshwane is experiencing a building boom, despite a sluggish local and global economy, Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.

Gauteng overcharged 321% for freeway upgrade - Outa

2016-02-23 14:50

The public has been overcharged to the tune of 321% for the construction of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, says civil rights body Outa.

Changes coming to unsustainable use of Cape Town's roads

2016-02-14 11:00

The City of Cape Town would like public comment on a plan to address the cost associated with the current unsustainable use of the city’s road infrastructure.

Joburg to become a megacity by 2030, but will it be smart?

2015-11-30 15:06

Johannesburg will become a megacity by 2030, meaning the city will have to adapt to accommodate over 10 million residents, with the internet key to its nerve system

Infrastructure investment key for Jozi, Africa

2015-11-19 19:01

A UN workshop in Johannesburg will look at how investing in the sustainable infrastructure in African cities like Johannesburg can ensure prosperity globally.

Nigeria planning $25bn infrastructure fund - official

2015-10-30 08:41

Nigeria is planning to set up a $25bn infrastructure fund to invest in the transport and energy sectors in Africa's most populous nation, a spokesperson says.

 

Funding for school infrastructure could cost R98bn

2016-11-14 19:06

Uplifting the infrastructure of schools will cost R98bn, according to estimates by the Department of Basic Education made as far back as 2013.

Crucial time for new Sanral CEO - minister

2016-10-10 14:56

The appointment of the new CEO of Sanral comes at a time when it is implementing some major projects, says Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters.

E-tolls: DA to table private member bill

2016-07-13 14:58

The DA intends to table a private members bill to ensure better public consultation before roads agency Sanral can construct toll roads.

City of Cape Town unveils plans for unfinished highways

2016-06-30 12:49

Prospective developers who want to bid for the City of Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway Precinct, including a solution for the unfinished highways, will have to be self-funding.

Will things pick up again for SA's construction sector?

2016-03-22 10:00

Will things turn around for the construction industry? Experts give their views on the outlook for the sector.

Outa: Toll roads have become cash cows

2016-02-17 11:42

Gauteng motorists have been warned that the price of e-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project roads are set to increase by almost 5% on 1 March.

Outa slams statement that it does not oppose e-tolls

2016-01-27 07:54

Outa says it is "astonished and incensed" by a parliamentary committee's assertion that the civil rights body is not opposed to Gauteng's e-tolls.

SA invests R1bn a day in infrastructure - Patel

2015-11-25 06:51

Economic Development minister also tells Cosatu that government will use instruments such as tariff hikes to protect jobs in sectors threatened by imports.

Transnet defers spend amid commodity slump

2015-10-30 13:00

Transnet’s first-half profit has been boosted by a 6.4% increase in revenue of R32.2bn, but the commodity slump has forced it to slows it investment spend.

Prasa management must ‘shape up or ship out’

2015-10-15 14:26

Managers at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa have not been holding each other accountable, says acting CEO Nathi Khena.

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