2) INFRASTRUCTURE PRODUCTIVITY R260BN 660 000
While SA’s investment in infrastructure as a percentage of GDP, at 4.9%, is among the highest in the world, there are still major gaps in electricity supply and access to clean water and sanitation, according to McKinsey. It has earmarked R2.2tr to be invested in infrastructure over the next decade. The impact of smarter infrastructure delivery in SA would be “tremendous”, it said, saving the country up to R1.4tr over the next decade. A more effective approach to domestic infrastructure delivery would also build the capabilities needed to support expanded exports of construction services to the rest of Africa.