Infrastructure Construction | Infrastructure Development in SA

Infrastructure Construction & Development
January 15, 2022

How GIC is Revolutionising the Infrastructure Construction Landscape in South Africa

We at GIC are committed to excellence in infrastructure construction solutions, and you can trust us to deliver the best results every time. Infrastructure construction in a South African context refers to the planning, design processes, and development of physical systems as well as facilities that support vital economic and social activities within the country. It’s one of the most significant drivers for successful, flourishing societies. It’s also a crucial element in the government’s efforts to promote economic growth, reduce poverty and inequality, and improve the quality of life for all citizens. With a steadfast commitment to superior solutions, we at GIC understand the need for stellar infrastructure construction locally. We are industry leaders in bridging the gap between government and private sector partnerships to unlock the potential of cutting-edge construction, design, and financing. Our efforts are dedicated to building a brighter future for our partners and communities alike, powered by innovative solutions and a vision for a better tomorrow.

The Importance of Infrastructure Construction in a Nation’s Growth

Infrastructure construction stands at the forefront of South Africa’s growth and progress, facilitating the enhancement of critical sectors such as housing, transportation, communication, energy, and water supply systems. These sectors are pivotal for local economic growth and social development. The construction of state-of-the-art infrastructure attracts foreign investments, unlocks job opportunities, and boosts economic prosperity, elevating living standards for all. Most importantly, the development of robust infrastructure will always be crucial in delivering essential services such as healthcare and education to impoverished and marginalised communities. Not only does it boost socio-economic development at the grassroots level, but it helps us tackle many of the societal ills, such as high unemployment and crime rates.

An estimated 40% of South Africa’s infrastructure budget is allocated to the construction sector, highlighting its crucial role in government spending decisions. In fact, the 2022/23 financial year will see R117,5 billion in infrastructure allocations, with a projected total government expenditure of R903 billion over the next three years. Despite the headwinds faced by the sector, the construction industry still accounts for approximately 3% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). While there is always room for growth and improvement, we at Gap Infrastructure Corporation are thrilled to set a new standard for innovation.

We’re Bridging the Gap and Building Brighter Futures

Our dedication to excellence has resulted in the successful completion of numerous infrastructure development and construction projects over the years, such as the New Mapulaneng Hospital in Bushbuckridge. This project is just one example of how we’re revolutionising infrastructure development by placing communities at the centre of everything we do. Our unique approach bridges the gap between community needs and the expertise required to service them, setting new standards for innovation and excellence. Esteemed clients place their utmost confidence in our diverse capabilities, knowing that we consistently exceed expectations and provide exceptional service that positively impacts people’s lives. This is how to transform a country.

Would you like to partner with us in setting the stage for a bright future for South Africa? 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.