The DBSA Infrastructure Barometer 2012: Progress in infrastructure development since democracy quantifies the types and levels of water, sanitation, energy and transport services, communication network infrastructure and social infrastructure for education and health care that are available to South Africa’s people. The result, an Africa that exports refined petroleum instead of crude petroleum and high quality packaged medication instead of oily seeds and tea. Municipal Infrastructure Grant performance He spoke about the performance of the Municipal Infrastructure Grant over the last four financial years. The challenges confronting municipalities, including segregation, institutional weaknesses, service delivery backlogs and a lack of finance, need to be overcome (Lee 20120. Greater economic activity, enhanced efficiency and increased competitiveness are hampered by inadequate transport, communication, water and power infrastructure. South Africa suffers from a disparate distribution of infrastructure ranging from established and maintained urban and industrial areas such as Gauteng through tothe challenges prevailing in the Eastern Cape. Without It highlights the renewed focus that is being placed on infrastructure development in South Africa. Adequate Infrastructure-crucial to Africa’s long-term growth One of sub-Saharan Africa’s top developmental challenges continues to be the shortage of physical infrastructure. INTRODUCTION. Structural economic challenges have also been a key concern for most countries in Africa. Road Infrastructure Framework for South Africa5, Rural Transport Strategy6, S’hamba Sonke Programme7 and National Development Plan8; • The Roads Infrastructure Policy should focus on the background statement, key challenges, objectives, as well as potential sanctions for non-delivery as well as checks and balances within government; Challenges facing municipal infrastruc-tural management in South Africa Kevin Wall 1 Peer reviewed and revised Abstract The quality of life and economic development of our country is underpinned by a vast infrastructure managed by local (municipal) governments and also provincial and national governments. Infrastructure plays andimportant role in the social and economic development of communities. However, with South Africa's economy struggling to register consistent growth, there are difficulties accessing the much-needed finances needed to invest in infrastructure to spur LED. South Africa’s middle-income status, half its citizens lack adequate nutrition, water, energy, shelter, health-care and education. The government has committed substantial resources to infrastructure … A significant number of municipalities do not have the managerial, administrative, financial and institutional capacity to meet the rising needs of local people. While some countries such as South Africa have managed to diversify their economies somewhat, others such as Nigeria, Angola, Zambia, and Sudan, remain overly reliant … 3.1 Service delivery capacity An infrastructure investment review team in June 1998 estimated the municipal services and infrastructure backlog in South Africa to be in the region of R10,6 billion annually for the past 10 years South African municipalities face a daunt-ing challenge for service delivery. Connecting Africa. 6 February 2019. the key challenges will be considered. Generally, looking at the 2009/10 financial year the aggregate expenditure was 84.9% and the amount unspent was R926 million - in municipal terms this is a lot of money. This report reviews the current state and related challenges in six of South Africa’s economic infrastructure sectors. The State of Local Government in South Africa Report 2009, points that skills deficit within municipalities remains a major challenge. Another important infrastructure that has challenged the economic development of Africa is a good transportation network to facilitate movement of people and goods within Africa. Understand water issues and challenges (IV): Water infrastructure assessment.