Transparency, timelines crucial for investors in Africa infrastructure

2017-11-06 07:20

Investors are looking for transparency and more in infrastructure development in Africa, says a managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Citi Bank.

Corruption can add 40% to infrastructure costs - expert

2017-11-02 18:16

Chris Heathcote, CEO of the Global Infrastructure Hub, says corruption can add up to 40% to initial project estimates of large infrastructure builds.

Should South Africa host mega-events?

2017-10-15 08:00

Evidence has shown that the cost of putting on mega events, like the FIFA World Cup or Olympics far outweigh the benefits. So why do countries remain eager to host them?

Is it a Chinese university... or a giant toilet?

2017-09-27 13:31

China has another entry when it comes to buildings that look suspiciously like something else - a 12-storey university block strongly resembling a giant toilet.

Private and public assets in alternative investments

2017-08-01 14:14

Adam Bulkin from Alexander Forbes Investments looks at what comprises alternative investments.

Africa's infrastructure gap has many roadblocks to overcome

2017-05-16 05:00

With an annual infrastructure deficit in excess of $90bn, Africa still faces a massive infrastructure gap which impedes economic activity and GDP output, says Dumile Sibindana.

China steams to the rescue for Bulgaria's creaking railways

2017-04-30 12:00

After failing for years to attract funds for creaking infrastructure and ageing locomotives, help may be on the way from China.

Telkom said to plan breakout of tower assets

2017-03-27 16:45

Telkom SA SOC Ltd. plans to break out its telecommunications towers and real estate assets into a separate unit that may then be listed on a stock market, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Government to spend over R200bn on economic growth

2017-02-22 15:02

Spend on economic affairs will be prioritised to develop infrastructure, industry and job creation, according to the National Budget.

Public must apply to see Dentons report - Eskom chair

2017-02-07 12:30

Eskom chairperson Baldwin Ngubane says the investigation by Dentons into the state of the business is not useless.


No private investors without good governance - World Bank

2017-11-05 17:46

To close the finance gap in infrastructure development in Africa, the governance gap has to be closed, says a vice president of the World Bank Group.

Water crisis ignored as Gigaba takes R22bn bite from emergency war chest

2017-10-25 15:50

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba plans to reduce the country’s contingency reserves from more than R30bn to R8bn in the next two years to offset revenue shortfalls and to reduce borrowing.

The politics of infrastructure

2017-09-28 09:42

Infrastructure projects can shape the economic future of a country. Government's role is to identify projects that would ensure broad-based economic development. But is this happening?

Electric cars in SA: Private sector, Govt must partner to make EVs a reality

2017-09-27 13:06

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on. Nissan SA's Mike Whitefield digs into the benefits of owning an electric vehicle and what it can offer not only to individual consumers, but also the community at large.

Gambia talks with China, Norway investors to revive economy

2017-05-25 12:25

Gambian officials are holding talks with Chinese and Norwegian investors on infrastructure projects to drive economic growth in the West African nation.

African roadmap for infrastructure development

2017-05-02 17:26

Global infrastructure leaders are gathering in Johannesburg for a series of discussions designed to propel African development through infrastructure finance.

No tolls planned for R573 Moloto Road

2017-04-25 19:24

The Moloto Road project is one of 18 strategic infrastructure projects to rejuvenate the South African economy, according to Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi.

Agriculture spend to increase to R30bn in next three years

2017-02-22 15:17

Spending in the agriculture sector will increase at an average of 4.7% per year over the next three years, said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Speech.

WATCH: Budget: Where will the money go to?

2017-02-17 18:17

How the tax deficit will be bridged, what projects government will commit to and what perception the budget speech will give to the market will be keenly watched, says an expert.

Eskom lifts lid on Dentons report

2017-02-07 10:46

Eskom has disclosed the findings of global law firm Dentons' investigation into load shedding, which have been kept under wraps for two years.

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