A recent study by the World Bank showed the poor state of South Africa’s infrastructure reduced national economic growth by two percentage points every year and cut business productivity by as much as 40 percent.
South Africa’s aging water infrastructure is exerting tremendous pressure on the nation’s limited and dependable water sources.
Infrastructure across various provinces in South Africa is becoming less efficient and older. Factors such as rapid population growth, urbanization, and climate change are compounding the strain on the essential assets needed for water distribution, treatment, wastewater disposal, and electricity generation.
South African businesses are incurring significant annual losses due to plant downtime and repairs. Aging infrastructure is a common factor contributing to these downtime issues, as many legacy facilities constructed during the infrastructure boom of the late 90s are approaching or have already surpassed the 30-40-year mark.
The consequences directly resulting from failing infrastructure encompass severe injuries, health hazards, fatalities, significant property damage, income loss, repetitional harm, and even bankruptcy. It’s crucial to contemplate the risks associated with energy production and distribution when managing water infrastructure.
There are growing concerns around access to water and sanitation in many communities across the country, with many issues pointing to aging.
Approximately a staggering 80 percent of untreated wastewater is discharged back into the environment.
Contaminated wastewater poses a significant threat to South African groundwater supplies, which are vital for supplying rural communities, informal settlements, and ecosystems, just to name a few.
Infrastructure serves as the bedrock of a thriving economy by stimulating investments and creating essential employment and business opportunities.
Our mission is to contribute to the modernization of South African infrastructure, making it more globally competitive and securing the nation’s future.
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