Poor project preparation is undermining the government’s efforts to use infrastructure development to grow the struggling economy, which needs an additional R1.6-trillion in public sector infrastructure investments by 2030, says public works & infrastructure minister Sihle Zikalala.

This comes as the country continues to be hit by socioeconomic crises, including persistent load-shedding, slow economic growth, high joblessness and a rising cost of living, systemic corruption, violent crime, stubborn inequality and deepening poverty...

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