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Crowding in Infrastructure Investment: How can we be ‘smart catalyzers’?
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Seizing Opportunities
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Infrastructure Dialogue: Urban Safety
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Infrastructure Dialogue: Looking at Water Services
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Infrastructure Dialogue: Catalytic Infrastructure

Crowding in Infrastructure Investment: How can we be ‘smart catalyzers’?

It is common cause that South Africa’s public sector, on its own, cannot finance the infrastructure needed to fill backlogs in coverage of basic services for citizens as well as fund social and economic infrastructure to underpin growth. While infrastructure continues to be developed, this investment gap is nevertheless evident wherever one looks from roads[…]

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Seizing Opportunities

The National Development Plan and the New Growth Path both highlight the need for public and private investment in electricity, water, transport and telecommunications infrastructure in order to support economic growth and social development goals. These investments in infrastructure pipelines will remove critical bottlenecks and allow the economy and employment to grow at a more[…]

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Infrastructure Dialogue: Urban Safety

One of the defining characteristics of public spaces in South Africa is that they are, or are perceived to be, unsafe. In the most recent National Victims of Crime Survey, more than a third (nearly 37%) of respondents reported that they are prevented from going to open spaces or parks due to fear of crime.[…]

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Infrastructure Dialogue: Looking at Water Services

  Sustainable water supplies are critical for human development, large industries and small business alike, but addressing South Africa’s water risks requires a partnership approach that is currently in its infancy. For companies, many of their major water risks lie outside of their operational boundaries. For many municipalities, localised challenges and limited financial and human[…]

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Infrastructure Dialogue: Catalytic Infrastructure

Over the last few years, as government has grappled with the problem of low growth, the term catalytic infrastructure investments has become more prominent in relation to certain infrastructure investments in cities and rural development efforts. These projects have been added to ‘strategic integrated projects’ and ‘mega projects’ in our lexicon of infrastructure development as[…]

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