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.

Transnet to spend more on expansion

2014-06-30 13:19

Transnet says its seven-year infrastructure investment programme, now in its third year, will cost R312.2bn, up from R307.5bn previously.

Govt asked to play open cards on e-tolls

2014-06-15 13:42

The government must stop giving mixed messages and being "pig-headed" about the e-tolls in Gauteng, says the Justice Project SA.

SA medics worried about poor training, doctor shortages

2014-06-04 16:29

The shortage of medical professionals and inadequate training are the two biggest concerns facing the future of the South African medical profession.

Eskom defends R500m upgrade

2014-04-27 17:41

Eskom has defended its proposed upgrades to Megawatt Park, its head office in Johannesburg, as a necessity despite the utility being under financial constraints.

Jhb sets R60m aside for road repairs

2014-03-19 15:56

The City of Johannesburg says it has set aside a R60m fund to repair damaged roads after floods pushed forward its agendas.

Ethiopia sees building boom

2014-03-11 11:57

Addis Ababa's construction boom - funded both from private and public coffers - is being driven by the country's recent rapid economic growth.

Budget fast-tracks rail spending

2014-02-26 14:55

Government plans to increase spending on the country's rail infrastructure by 20% a year, according to the 2014 budget.

New rail network to bring relief to roads

2014-02-03 09:22

Transnet is to acquire 1 317 new locomotives and 25 000 new wagons which will raise its handling capacity by 75%, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Patel moots infrastructure bill

2013-11-13 18:30

A proposed law to fast-track the government's infrastructure development plan has been introduced in the National Assembly by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Poor infrastructure threatens Africa’s growth

2013-10-08 16:05

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says a lack of infrastructure is negatively affecting Africa's international trade and will affect its long term growth.

Nigeria to put $2bn into Africa power sector

2013-09-04 09:19

Nigeria's United Bank for Africa has invested $700m into power assets in that country, and aims to put $2bn into projects across the continent over the next three years.

US bank ups Transnet investment

2013-07-09 07:52

The Export-Import Bank of the United States has announced that it will provide Transnet with another R1.1bn to support the purchase of 53 GE locomotives.

China lends Nigeria $3bn for projects

2013-07-04 18:44

The Nigerian president is to travel to China to sign off on $3bn in loans to build infrastructure in Africa's most populous country.

Motlanthe: More rail freight needed

2013-05-21 07:59

South Africa needs to increase its use of rail freight to boost economic growth and preserve the country's roads, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Joburg gets R30bn for infrastructure

2013-05-09 19:09

The City of Johannesburg has budgeted R30bn for infrastructure development and forms part of an ambitious public transport programme, Mayor Parks Tau says.

Cape underspends on infrastructure

2013-03-08 09:10

The Western Cape public works department spent less than half of its infrastructure budget, mainly because of problems with contracts and a tender nullification.

Infrastructure projects hit roadblocks

2013-02-12 11:10

Ambitious plans to upgrade roads, ports and railways to the tune of $95bn by 2015 are getting bogged down by incompetence and corruption.


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.

Infrastructure Act comes into effect

2014-07-01 17:15

The Infrastructure Development Act has come into effect following a proclamation signed by President Jacob Zuma.

Metrorail pushes on with fare hike

2014-06-19 06:00

Metrorail's fare increase in the Western Cape is going ahead despite a threat by the Congress of SA Trade Unions to strike, says the rail company.

Second thoughts on e-tolls?

2014-06-15 11:19

The Gauteng government is reportedly taking a second look at e-tolls as a funding source for building highways in the province.

China, AfDB sign $2bn deal for Africa fund

2014-05-23 08:48

China's central bank and the African Development Bank Group have signed a $2bn co-financing agreement for a fund to support African infrastructure and industry.

Western Cape gets investment website

2014-04-23 19:59

A website showing the Western Cape's capital infrastructure investment and delivery in municipalities has been launched by Premier Helen Zille.

DBSA, EU launch R1.5bn infrastructure fund

2014-03-13 15:21

The European Union and the Development Bank of Southern Africa have launched an Infrastructure Investment programme for South Africa.

SA firms to fix Zim infrastructure woes

2014-03-10 16:02

South African companies are taking advantage of Zimbabwe’s unquenched thirst for capital by structuring infrastructure deals.

Zuma: Govt pours R1trn in infrastructure

2014-02-13 20:06

The government has invested one trillion rand in public infrastructure over the past five years, says President Jacob Zuma.

Prasa plans R7bn rail signal upgrade

2013-12-04 13:32

Prasa CEO Lucky Montana says the rail signal systems on Johannesburg and Pretoria passenger networks will be upgraded at a cost of R7bn over the next three years.

Multi-million rand route opened in WCape

2013-10-29 19:50

Around R200m was spent on the construction of a new major road opened in the Western Cape, says transport MEC Robin Carlisle.

Fixing potholes a priority - minister

2013-10-07 09:22

Most of SA's roads network has exceeded its design life and upgrading roads and funding pothole rehabilitation is a priority, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Kenya signs $5bn deals with China

2013-08-20 09:06

Kenya has signed deals worth $5bn with China to construct a railway line and an energy project, deepening its ties with the country.

AfDB urges investments in infrastructure

2013-07-08 20:08

Africa should prioritise infrastructure investment if it is to stop its growth from flattening, the chief of the African Development Bank says.

State spends trillions on infrastructure

2013-07-04 15:32

The government has earmarked trillions to spend on infrastructure, which will include innovative building technologies.

E-tolls 'necessary for infrastructure'

2013-05-23 08:41

E-tolling is needed to pay for and maintain infrastructure critical to South Africa's future economic growth, Transport Minister Ben Martins says.

Report warns of dodgy energy deals

2013-05-10 09:04

SA will have to drastically increase oversight of projected infrastructure plans to avoid deals which exacerbate poverty and contaminate the environment.

DBSA to revive infrastructure

2013-04-15 22:11

The Development Bank of Southern Africa is set to breathe new life into the infrastructure sectors as part of its new growth strategy, CEO Patrick Dlamini says.

Parastatals underspend on infrastructure

2013-02-27 16:01

State-owned companies are still failing to spend enough of their budgets on key infrastructure projects.

Japan tragedy 'lesson for all'

2012-12-10 12:04

The deadly tunnel collapse in Japan should be a lesson for everybody when it comes to maintenance of important infrastructure.

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