Laying digital foundations for growth

In their quest to improve infrastructure, cities are increasingly adopting new and emerging technologies to improve efficiency and promote economic growth.

01 July 2024

According to the South African Institution of Civil Engineering’s 2022 Infrastructure Report Card, South Africa is slowly collapsing. Painting a bleak picture of the state of our roads, rail, water and power infrastructure, the report card says we’re at risk of becoming a failed state because our infrastructure is currently unable to cope with normal demand and is, for the most part, poorly maintained.

Still, investment continues. President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa in Cape Town earlier this year that R230 billion worth of projects are under construction, and that projects worth R170 billion are being procured.

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