Construction and vocational training could alleviate youth unemployment

South Africa is faced with a severe youth unemployment crisis, disproportionately affecting underskilled workers. A key driver of employment in this space is the construction and infrastructure development sector, which regularly employs lower-skilled, disadvantaged workers from the local communities in which projects are based. The challenge is clear: joblessness among South Africa’s youth is exceptionally…

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

Top 4 Effective Infrastructure Management Strategies

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.

A simple framework to measure impact and success of infrastructure projects

Infrastructure projects provide essential services and other benefits to people from all walks of life, and play an integral role in the welfare and economic stability of a nation. However, it’s often difficult for developers and clients to measure how impactful and successful a project will be once completed. “While every precaution is taken in…