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November 13, 2023

How we’re building tomorrow’s connected nation by advancing roads and transport infrastructure today

Join us at GIC in transforming South Africa’s future through roads and transport infrastructure that ensures economic growth and prosperity for us all. Social and economic advancement relies heavily on how well-connected a country is, and the better we develop our transportation networks, the further we enhance our society. Regions in which there is poor transport infrastructure have difficulty in accessing essential services and resources, setting them back and undermining their ability to progress. At Gap Infrastructure Corporation, we understand better than most how impactful proper transportation systems are. This is the reason why we are so dedicated to expanding our expertise and range of services that greatly improve roads and transport infrastructure – we know it’s the only way to build a prosperous, interconnected nation.

How roads and transport infrastructure are the gateway to a stronger economy

The efficient flow of goods and services has a ripple effect across industries in the country. From the harvesting of raw materials and manufacturing of products to the storing and distribution of these goods, it all relies on roads, railways, airports, and more. The better this infrastructure, the fewer logistical hurdles there are to jump when accessing various markets, and the final effect is a flow of commerce with fewer challenges. Our services do more than just repair roads and highways, we feed South Africa’s economic ecosystem and improve the ability of South Africans to trade, seek out services and employment, and improve their living conditions.

The social impact of our outstanding services

We all use roads and transport infrastructure – some of us do so more than once every day, so it is easy to understand why it has such a significant effect on our lives. Seamless commuting makes the world around us much more accessible. It’s the difference between those in an undeveloped area being isolated from urban spaces, and having the ability to travel to work, school, stores, medical facilities, or even recreational activities that contribute to a happier, healthier life. Proper transport infrastructure is also safer for the millions of South Africans who travel using highways and streets daily, and in this way, we can address the high rate of accidents across the nation. By bridging geographical divides and enabling people to get where they want to go, we at GIC are working in alignment with the relevant public entities while staying true to our mission of changing lives.

Promoting opportunities for equitable and inclusive growth

At GIC, we develop national roads and transport infrastructure, stormwater management solutions, gravel roads, public transport terminals, and we upgrade systems in need of repair and reconstruction. It goes beyond construction, however, as it’s a crucial way to promote equitable, inclusive spaces that level the playing field for all members of society. Better transport systems break down barriers between people, granting equal access to economic, social, and cultural opportunities. South Africa’s narrative has long been to move toward progress and empowerment for all, and this is just one way we at GIC are laying this path forward, brick by brick.

If you would like to know more about our services, contact us today.

Press Releases

Action needed to ease the burden on South Africa’s water systems

By: Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC) A combination of rapid urbanisation, climate change and droughts, high water demand, and aging infrastructure have placed severe strain on local water systems, resulting in water shortages, “water-shifting”, and the growing threat of water-shedding. Notably, a third of South Africans currently live in urban centres, and that number is projected to grow to 80% by 2050....

Measures to improve local road conditions

As the country continues to navigate the challenges of road accidents, the strain of heavier and higher quantities of vehicles, and the need to reduce abnormal loads on roads, many sustainable solutions are being developed to meet longstanding issues.

The health and safety misconceptions impeding construction growth

The entire construction industry benefits when its participants, whether big or small, improve their operations and particularly their focus on safety.

Blogs

Key steps for success during the infrastructure planning process

Infrastructure planning and urban development strategies are needed for flourishing societies. Here, we explore why this development phase is so vital. For any community to succeed, a strong foundation is needed to ensure the smooth functioning of all essential services and continued economic growth. At the heart of this foundation, you will find infrastructure planning....

Challenges of infrastructure construction

Want to know about the challenges often faced within the infrastructure construction industry? We delve into our approach and solutions for long-term growth.

The impact of RDP housing

We at GIC recognise the transformative impact of RDP housing for South Africans and aim to assist in transforming communities for the better.