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Public-Private Growth Initiative identifies 18 ‘priority projects’ to unlock growth

Public-Private Growth Initiative identif...

The Public-Private Growth Initiative PPGI , an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across various sectors of the South African economy for priority implementation in the coming months.Minister in the Presidency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma reported on Monday that the projects were identified during recent meetings held under the aegis of the PPGI, which currently comprises business representatives from 24 sectors.Current participants are drawn from the automotive, aerospace, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, forestry, mining, information communication technology, business and professional services, construction, health,...

The Public-Private Growth Initiative PPGI , an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across various sectors of the South African economy for priority implementation in the coming...

The Public-Private Growth Initiative PPGI , an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across...

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Some positives seen amid the dismal South African construction environment

Some positives seen amid the dismal Sout...

South Africa’s construction industry is currently in a bad space, but there are some positives and the country has the necessary capabilities to turn the situation around if it adopts the correct strategy, Pinsent Masons says.During a panel discussion exploring South Africa’s future infrastructure potential at Pinsent Masons’ Africa Infrastructure Conference, in Johannesburg, on Thursday, Pinsent Masons partner Rob Morson indicated that procurement activity in the construction sector was slow. He lamented that 2018 had been the worst in 20 years for the country’s construction industry, with three of the largest construction firms currently in business rescue. However, he did point to...

South Africa’s construction industry is currently in a bad space, but there are some positives and the country has the necessary capabilities to turn the situation around if it adopts the correct strategy, Pinsent Masons says.During a panel...

South Africa’s construction industry is currently in a bad space, but there are some positives and the country has the necessary capabilities to turn...

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Infrastructure development could help Africa eradicate poverty – adviser

Infrastructure development could help Af...

Further investment in infrastructure development could play a significant role in helping Africa to eradicate poverty, strategic adviser and former UK International Development Secretary of State Douglas Alexander said on Wednesday.Speaking at Pinsent Masons’ inaugural Africa Infrastructure Conference, in Johannesburg, he emphasised that infrastructure development in Africa had been too slow to ensure African countries reached their economic growth targets and eradicated poverty. He stated that Africa needed to attract more private capital for infrastructure development, as the considerable infrastructure financing gap was growing.He also urged African countries to use limited resources...

Further investment in infrastructure development could play a significant role in helping Africa to eradicate poverty, strategic adviser and former UK International Development Secretary of State Douglas Alexander said on Wednesday.Speaking at...

Further investment in infrastructure development could play a significant role in helping Africa to eradicate poverty, strategic adviser and former...

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Construction index improves in Q4, but 2018 average is below year before

Construction index improves in Q4, but 2...

A recovery in the 2018 fourth-quarter Afrimat Construction Index ACI has failed to lift the index to a higher level than the year before, but economist Dr Roelof Botha is optimistic that construction sector activity could improve in 2019.The ACI, which Botha compiles on behalf of JSE-listed Afrimat, shows that the average value of the index in 2018 was 4.7% lower than in 2017, and highlights that the South African construction sector has been underperforming since the end of the recession in 2009. “When compared to the same quarter a year ago, five of the eight constituent indicators remained in the red, with substantial declines in the value of building plans passed and completed, as well...

A recovery in the 2018 fourth-quarter Afrimat Construction Index ACI has failed to lift the index to a higher level than the year before, but economist Dr Roelof Botha is optimistic that construction sector activity could improve in 2019.The ACI,...

A recovery in the 2018 fourth-quarter Afrimat Construction Index ACI has failed to lift the index to a higher level than the year before, but...

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