Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The African Continental Free Trade Area will test the capacity for African leadership to build consensus in translating policy to practice, says a futurist.
A faulty sewage pump is causing a stink among residents of Table View in Cape Town who are concerned about the environment and potential for diseases.
The Turkish government has called for the evacuation of a 12,000-year-old city, which is about to get flooded with water from the Tigris River.
Why are municipalities in South Africa being limited in generating their own power, the CEO of the Development Bank of SA asked at the BRICS bank meeting.
The South African National Roads Agency is not raising more debt in the bond market and is relying on its budget and loans from development finance institutions to fund future road projects.
The power we import from the DRC will cost R400m more a year than locally producing 2500MW of renewable energy, says Rudo Sanyanga.
The lack of efficient infrastructure is one of the highest hurdles to business in Africa, according to RMB's Where to Invest in Africa.
Investment needs infrastructure, says SANRAL spokesperson Vusi Mona.
Africa’s first traffic lights that use an algorithm and electromagnetic loops will be rolled out in Stellenbosch in 2019.
Civil engineers are being retrenched, graduates are struggling to find jobs and students at universities are aware they will find it difficult to find jobs, according to chief operations officer of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Steven Kaplan.
Time is of the essence in addressing infrastructure development in Africa and it is time to admit the way things have been done to date has not really worked, says Minister Fikile Mbalula.
The group says Prasa's woes have resulted in delays and congestion for its bus services in the province.
The National Railways' of Zimbabwe has been operating without a finance director and internal auditor, while its wagons and other infrastructure are not insured.
The South African National Roads Agency has announced that it is suspending the process of pursuing e-toll debt.
Lack of investment in infrastructure that supports the agriculture sector could see it take the same route as Eskom, senior agricultural economist Paul Makube has warned.
JSE-listed infrastructure development group Raubex is expecting its earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the year ending 28 February to fall by at least 20%.
Megaprojects - including major new coal and nuclear power stations - can give the economy a much-needed boost, says Rob Jeffrey.
Sanral and transport minister Blade Nzimande opened the new Mount Edgecombe highway interchange in Durban, which is set to ease the disreputable traffic in the area.
South Africa is working on policy and regulatory reforms to make it easier for municipalities to borrow in capital markets to finance infrastructure projects, says the National Treasury.
The FNB Bureau of Economic Research index for confidence in the civil construction sector for the third quarter is only marginally higher than for the second, reflecting that a majority of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions.
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