Author: The HardHat Professional

The Urgency of a New Development Path for African Cities

The Urgency of a New Development Path for African Cities

African cities are crowded as well as disconnected, making them costly for firms and residents. The physical and economic dysfunction of African cities constrains public service provision, inhibits labour market pooling, and prevents businesses from reaping scale benefits. It is why potential investors and trading partners stay away, fearing lack of return on their investment. »

SAFE initiative to improve sanitation infrastructure in schools

SAFE initiative to improve sanitation infrastructure in schools

The HardHat Professional chatted with Ramasedi Mafoko (RM), Acting Head of Infrastructure Planning and Delivery at the Department of Basic Education South Africa, about the Department’s SAFE initiative to improve sanitation infrastructure in schools. »

5 Things to Know about the Future of Jobs

5 Things to Know about the Future of Jobs

The World Economic Forum’s latest Future of Jobs Report looked at the trends expected in the 2018-2022 period in 20 economies and 12 industry sectors. Below are five important key findings extracted from the report: »

Mr TW Nxesi MP, Minister of Public Works Official Opening Speech

Mr TW Nxesi MP, Minister of Public Works Official Opening Speech

Let me begin by officially opening the 6th Project and Construction Management Professions Conference. It has been wonderful to witness the growth of the SACP-CMP – both in size, depth and scope – always at the forefront of the major issues confronting the sector. The Department of Public Works (DPW) shares the following key priorities as national imperatives: To intensify the war against fraud an... »

Africa’s Cities are Crowded and Disconnected

Africa’s Cities are Crowded and Disconnected

Most Sub-Saharan African cities are crowded with people and dwellings and disconnected by a lack of transport and other infrastructure, which constrains economic development and growth, and renders cities costly for business and households. Although African cities are densely populated, they are not economically dense or efficient enough to promote scale economies and attract capital investment. H... »