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Shifting costs, and blame, is no way to fix infrastructure

Aug 6, 2013 | Grové Steyn | BDlive

The government and stakeholders need to act urgently to establish an inclusive infrastructure roll-out programme that leverages all our available resources, writes Grové Steyn

SOUTH Africans are getting used to headlines about large cost overruns on public infrastructure projects. Where, initially, the main problem of the infrastructure roll-out programme was the inability of public entities to spend their capital budgets, many state-owned enterprises (SOEs) now appear to suffer from a chronic inability to deliver projects on time and within budget. Cost overruns of more than 50% and delays of multiple years are not uncommon. Examples include Eskom’s three largest power station construction projects (Medupi, Kusile and Ingagula), Transnet’s multiproduct pipeline and Airports Company South Africa’s King Shaka International Airport. READ MORE

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