The proposed Mphanda Nkuwa dam will affect the livelihoods of 200 000 Mozambicans and force 1 400 households to relocate, writes James Morrissey.
Other laws can override it and it might even be another obstacle that needs urgent development.
Small companies are struggling to find finance as China gives huge infrastructure deals precedence.
Inadequate infrastructure across Africa costs about R408-billion in lost GDP a year.
Steelmakers are frustrated by slow infrastructure development exacerbated by spending cuts in the mining sector.
Years of neglect in caring for infrastructure networks that enable the delivery has placed many local municipalities on the precipice of a breakdown
Water Sense by Sasol wins the Water Management Award.
Infrastructure spending on the continent is expected to boost equipment sales further following a 30% increase in the past financial year.
All the gushing about growth largely ignores the continent's political risks and challenges, says Dianna Games.
Like many other state endeavours, the costs of Transnet's latest fuel project have kept on soaring, writes Lynley Donnelly.
Increased labour unrest was unlikely to derail the state's efforts to roll out infrastructure, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.
Planning to revamp a province-wide public transport system is not to be taken lightly, particularly in an economic hub like Gauteng.
Anyone that has used the Gautrain can attest to the pleasure and ease of using a properly-designed public transport system.
The recent powercuts that hit about 620-million people in India were a sign of a democracy that takes power from its people, writes Randeep Ramesh.
Roads must be fixed. They must also be paid for. All this work creates jobs, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.
Skills shortages are hampering the government's multibillion-rand infrastructure roll-out plan, writes Lloyd Gedye
Moody's has cut the rating of South Africa and the banking sector by a notch. This means the government's infrastructure ambitions have to be trimmed.
The state, economists say, can afford to double its debt levels and lift borrowing to about R1-trillion to pay its ambitious infrastructure plans.
Analysts say the infrastructure drive unveiled by President Zuma must be combined with other programmes if it is to succeed in growing SA's economy.
The acute shortage after refineries shut down has led to widespread delays in construction projects.