A lack of progress on National Development Plan implementation is killing off SA’s construction sector and hampering economic growth, says Master Builders’ Association North.
General builder confidence declines from 46 to 44 in the first quarter of 2016, which is the result of a slowdown in building activity and increasing pressure on profitability.
Speaking at the recent inaugural 2015 Infrastructure Indaba hosted by the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), the Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Councilor Mondli Gungubele said that Consulting Engineers are a critical partner in the developmental agenda of municipalities and that the mandate of local government can only be achieved sustainably if the technical fundamentals of the infrastructure provided are not flawed.
South Africa has possibly the largest infrastructure build programme on the African continent, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
Three solutions to fast-track and improve infrastructure development in South Africa.
As the world's collective attention falls on the 2014 rendition of World Water Week, experts in the energy and water communities remain seized with the business of finding ways to sustain these inextricably linked resources well into the future.
Civil engineers and contractors want to put forward concrete proposals to the government to reform infrastructure development processes and foster closer ties.
The state will build 216 000 houses and connect 905 000 households to electricity over the next two years, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Parliament on Wednesday.
The Limpopo Provincial Government is in the process of reviewing and aligning its growth and development strategy to the National Development Plan to put the province on a higher trajectory of economic development.