Top 7 Causes Of Delays Infrastructure Mega Projects In Africa

The number of global  mega-projects that are either over budget, late or both, is alarming. Nine out of 10 global mega-projects (projects with a value of at least US$1bn) experience cost overruns.Although average overrun estimations vary greatly, some studies suggest that this could be as high as 70% for cost overruns and 183% for time overruns.Cost overruns also differ by sector. For example, estimates of overruns are equivalent to 45% for rail projects, 34% for bridge projects and 20% for road projects.

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About Thami Mthethwa


Founder:The HardhatProfessional. Thami is a seasoned professional in all things Construction related. He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering. He has close to 20 years’ experience in the industry both as a Construction Professional and a Recruitment specialist and this has allowed him to gain remarkable insight and understanding of the South African built environment, and its contribution to society and our economy.