The general infrastructure of South Africa is at the risk of failure: Sandile Swana

Much has been said about South Africa's failing infrastructure - with former Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni once having said that "without fixing dysfunctional municipalities, dangerous roads full of potholes - South African can forget about meaningful economic growth." The 2017 infrastructure Report Card (IRC), which is the latest research produced by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) noted that the country has not efficiently used engineering and management skills, capabilities and collaborations to overcome the inherent shortages of capacity in our developing nation. Even the utilization of institutional knowledge, memory and leadership which have the power to transition a developing nation into a winning one has more examples of failure than success in this regard. The report also contends that proper use of data for meaningful policy development is dismal in South Africa.

Sandile Swana, former Wits lecturer and consultant on municipal governance and finance joins us virtually.

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