Can a spending drive save SA?

At the end of June, the South African government announced the country’s largest ever infrastructure drive. The plan to spend USD133bn over a decade was a call to arms for private sector investment to help deliver essential infrastructure development.

Financial Mail, a respected source of economic, political and commercial commentary across South Africa, took stock of the situation and the options available. The primary focus was on the need to follow successful blueprints of public-private partnerships, like the government’s REIPPP initiative focused on developing renewable energy projects across the country. 

The report included extensive commentary from AIIM’s CEO, Jurie Swart, who offers insight into the benefits of adopting such a model and the responsibility private investors have when deploying public financing.

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