Government is exploring options aimed at boosting infrastructure funding through enhancing the role of the country’s development finance institutions and by mobilising private-sector capacity, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday.

Details on government's planned infrastructure development, South Africa's credit rating and growth forecast are some of the issues business hopes to gain clarity on when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tables the 2012 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tomorrow.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 10:39

Recovery in construction gains momentum 3Q2012

Although construction activity has consistently improved over the past two years, the growth in activity ratcheted up more significantly over the last six months.

Monday, 22 October 2012 13:46

Eskom asks for 16% tariff increase

Power parastatal Eskom has asked the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for a total 16% tariff increase over the next five years.

SOUTH Africa will spend R4-trillion on infrastructure over the next 15 years, as part of its broad plan to boost economic development and growth, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

Friday, 12 October 2012 18:30

SA power supply to remain tight

South Africa's electricity supply is expected to remain tight in summer as Eskom – which will soon submit its next tariff application to the energy regulator - moves to do more maintenance on its plants.

The eThekwini municipality is authorised to purchase electricity from independent power generators and is now accepting applications

The main motive behind the establishment of the Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) in 2000 was to use the deep-water ports, former Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin has said

Friday, 24 February 2012 02:00

Poor infrastructure maintenance hurting SA

Almost a third of the country’s municipalities are without municipal managers

Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:00

Not all infrastructure projects to be built

Not all of the R3.2-trillion of infrastructure projects under consideration would be built, says the National Treasury in its 2012 Budget Review

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