infrastructure development

State of the Nation address by President Cyril Ramaphosa

  7 FEBRUARY 2019PARLIAMENT Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete,Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise,Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly...

Budget 2016: in numbers

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan called on all South Africans to be resilient, committed and resourceful in his 2016 budget speech. Guided by the National Development Plan, Gordhan is prioritising education, infrastructure development and job creation this year. We look at some of the figures making up the 2016 Budget.

A plan to move South Africa forward

On the eve of the World Economic Forum at Davos, South Africa grapples with three challenges in building an equal society: high unemployment, poverty and inequality. A way forward is in infrastructure investment, considered the most direct way to creating skilled, high-paying jobs.

D’Sa lauded for fight for environmental justice

Nearly three-quarters of South Africa's industry is housed in South Durban. The pollution – and a toxic waste dump – has had a devastating effect on local residents. But the community is fighting back, led by activist Desmond D'Sa and the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance.

New terminal opens at OR Tambo

The new R2.3-billion central terminal building at OR Tambo International airport outside Johannesburg has opened, with passengers now being processed through new international arrivals facilities, including a more user-friendly customs control process.

Parastatals to spur growth

State companies Eskom and Transnet will spend in the region of R134-billion on infrastructure development over the next five years to stimulate the country's economic growth.