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.

Government will require the support of investors to realise the speedy implementation of South Africa's proposed mega infrastructure programme, says President Jacob Zuma.

Tuesday, 07 August 2012 22:57

Mining town boom drives property markets

Small towns in the province of Limpopo, once regarded as pit stops by big-city businessman on their way to larger, more important places, have now become part the country’s mining revolution

So you thought Ballito was just a holiday town in a quaint sugar cane-growing patch on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Think again.

Ballito remains an ideal holiday destination with fine weather and beautiful vistas but it also has a growing business district, excellent private schools and several top class shopping centres, cinemas, hospitals and hotels.  And with this growth comes a burgeoning infrastructure crisis as Ballito Bay 'bursts at the seams'

Monday, 16 April 2012 02:00

Infrastructure Plan 'ready to roll'

Government recently unveiled its infrastructure plan for the country which it plans to take to the provinces and various other stakeholders for implementation

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:00

Infrastructure Construction Challenge

Ten years ago, the construction sector was moving at half speed after two decades of reduced activity levels, ever since the great 1970s infrastructure boom had ended

Thursday, 01 March 2012 02:00

State tackles student housing

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says even addressing maintenance backlogs in student accommodation without adding new infrastructure will cost R4,4bn

The issue of corruption relating to price fixing and collusion goes far deeper than just one or two infrastructure contracts, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel

The prospect of having a nuclear power station built in your back yard is not appealing, it is not surprising that residents of the Kouga area in the Eastern Cape are opposing the idea.

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 02:00

Going Potty in Jo’burg

Do you remember all those promises about potholes in our roads being fixed at the beginning of the previous financial year: the homeless bathing in them; cars disappearing into them?

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