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Built Environment Proffessionals should be represented at every decision making

Built Environment Proffessionals should be represented at every decision making

Let’s not be fooled by political rhetoric.  Regardless of party politics, “Rome is burning”, and desperate intervention is required across the board (both from the public and private sector as well as civic society at large) to rescue the industry and place it back in its rightful place as the leading catalyst to economic and social development in South Africa. South African built environment professionals and contractors have a reputation around the world at being at the cutting edge of technological advancement with a strong work ethic.  We have a reputation of getting things done.  Historically our professionals and contractors have proven time and time again their capabilities and capaci... »

What are the benefits of well-planned and prioritised infrastructure investment?

What are the benefits of well-planned and prioritised infrastructure investment?

Well-planned and prioritised infrastructure investment improves productivity, engenders competitiveness and contributes to long-term sustainable economic growth.  Nevertheless, the extent of realising these benefits from infrastructure investment varies considerably across sectors, by regions and by level of regulatory and institutional maturity. Producing the greatest impact from infrastructure investment requires governments to formulate medium- and long-term infrastructure plans, and subsequently translate these plans into a prioritised and actionable projects pipeline. The formulation of infrastructure plans involves: a systematic assessment of critical infrastructure gaps; identificatio... »

Chinese overseas infrastructure investment in Africa

Chinese overseas infrastructure investment in Africa

2019 is not yet halfway but the industry has already experienced a lot of causalities with Group 5 as the latest of companies to file for liquidation question that bogs the mind is ,do we need a foreign “saviour” in Africa to resuscitate our construction industry? China is establishing itself as a global construction and infrastructure powerhouse. Chinese investments abroad have been rising fast since the government launched the “Go Out Policy” in 1999.  In 2014 alone, China’s outbound capital flows increased 14 percent, to nearly $103 billion. While companies headquartered in other countries such as the US and Japan remain major players on the global stage, the pace of growth of... »

How can governments effectively utilise project preparation financing sources?

How can governments effectively utilise project preparation financing sources?

As project preparation costs can vary widely, these cost figures are only indicative and are based on the following factors: project size and complexity; geographic location(s); degree of technical detailing required; social and environmental impacts; and the extent of upstream preparation required. While the majority of funding for project preparation is through government budgets, national and sub-national PDFs and PPFs developed by MDBs and other multilateral entities are also being used. PDFS AND PPFS: WHAT ARE THEY? Many countries have set up central PDFs to provide dedicated financing for conducting feasibility studies, transaction advisory support for projects and to help counter capa... »

Ingredients required for an enabling environment for infrastructure development.

Ingredients required for an enabling environment for infrastructure development.

Globally, governments are accountable for the development of infrastructure and the delivery of basic services in an affordable and inclusive manner. The ability of governments to nurture a conducive enabling environment for infrastructure investment has often been found to be a key differentiator between countries that successfully scale up infrastructure and those that face challenges in doing so. Read moreYou must log in to read the rest of this article. Please log in or register to join our community.Username:Password:Log in  RegisterForgotten username or password? »

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