infrastructure

 
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
First the bad news. After 15 years in the global economic growth fast lane, sub-Saharan Africa is reeling from the effects of falling commodity...
Infrastructure spend aims to boost growth and jobs
Infrastructure spend aims to boost growth and jobs
As a percentage of the gross domestic product, government spending on economic infrastructure is at its highest level in 25 years. Once again the...
Soapbox: Gigaba's pleasing infrastructure promises are soon to be broken in Durban
Soapbox: Gigaba's pleasing infrastructure promises are soon to be broken in Durban
The indefatigable eco-justice activist Des D'Sa of the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) just won the Goldman Environmental Prize...
Investing in the future of Africa
Investing in the future of Africa
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is dedicated to supporting and accelerating socioeconomic growth development in Africa through...
Fast-tracking progress
Fast-tracking progress
While any country’s economic growth rests on the strength of its infrastructure, waiting for the necessary infrastructure to be developed is...
SA needs to bridge the gap – literally
SA needs to bridge the gap – literally
"Where can we find a cheap place to have supper tonight?" That was the question we put to a fellow traveller on board the third and final...
Zuma, Guebuza ignore effect of new hydro dam on residents
Zuma, Guebuza ignore effect of new hydro dam on residents
A piece by Lionel Faull in the Mail & Guardian ("Zuma blood thickens hydro scheme", November 1) described an alarming...
Infrastructure Bill finds no favour
Infrastructure Bill finds no favour
Delays in rolling out critical infrastructure have come back to bite the country, with Eskom asking its major customers to cut 10% of their...
Africa fired up by dragon's fickle flames
Africa fired up by dragon's fickle flames
China's investment in Africa, particularly its infrastructure-for-resource loans to a number of African countries, has a been mixed blessing....
Double-edged sword of Africa’s infrastructure
Double-edged sword of Africa’s infrastructure
Inadequate infrastructure across Africa is costing about $40-billion (about R408-billion) in lost gross domestic product a year.
ArcelorMittal sees few signs of govt project spending
ArcelorMittal sees few signs of govt project spending
South African steelmakers are seeing few signs of the state’s planned investment in infrastructure projects as a pull-back in mining...

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