The South African building industry is currently an active part of the economy. The expanded role of the construction sector in developing infrastructure is central to Asgi-SA’s objective of economic growth.

The South African government and key State-owned enterprises, such as Eskom and Transnet, are expected to spend some ZAR 409-billion on public-infrastructure projects over the next five years as part of a drive to ease constraints in the power, transport and water sectors. In addition, priority attention is being given to projects that have to be ready in time for the Fifa World Cup, to be held in South Africa during June and July of 2010 - including five new stadiums and five refurbished stadiums and supporting infrastructure

The government’s Expanded Public Works Programme has also created many opportunities for contractors a. The EPWP is a nation-wide programme covering all spheres of government and state-owned enterprises that aims to draw significant numbers of unemployed into productive work accompanied by training so that they increase their capacity to earn an income. One of the key focus areas of the EPWP is the replication of best practice programmes and the Zibambele Road maintenance programme of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport has been identified as one such programme. This programme currently provides work for more than 14 000 people who maintain sections of rural road network across the Province.

Construction concerns such as Grinaker, Group 5, JT Ross and Liviero are currently engaged in a number of large scale construction projects including :

  • Dube TradePort
  • Bridge City
  • Harbour expansion project
  • 6 star Fairmount Hotel and Garden Suites at Zimbali
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Warwick Triangle upgrade

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