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South Africa to fast-track continental infrastructure projects

Including a R210bn dam on the Congo River.
South Africa will also establish itself as a continental hub for manufacture and supply of rail stock. Image: Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg

South Africa will fast-track four continent-wide infrastructure projects in which it’s involved, including a R210.88 billion dam on the Congo River, President Cyril Ramaphosa said as the country assumed the chair of the African Union in Addis Ababa.

The country will drive the Inga III power project alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Botswana and Angola; road and rail infrastructure along the Beitbridge Border Post, which connects it to neighboring Zimbabwe and phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which will increase its supply of water and generate electricity for Lesotho. South Africa will also establish itself as a continental hub for manufacture and supply of rail stock.

Ramaphosa also offered to host an international financing investment conference for AU priority projects in South Africa.

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How about we finish the uncompleted power stations first. And get them running properly? And perhaps spend our energy in rebuilding our own infrastructure, like sewage works? Things like that.

Perhaps ‘they’ should stop gallivanting all over Africa and got our own house in order.

Aaaa. At long last “The Family” can now speak for the whole of Africa. Not sure the whole of Africa will be as enthusiastic about that. Maybe start by asking the President of Botswana???


Meantime back at the “Ranch” we can’t even run the Koppie sewage works properly.

Baaaahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. *slaps thigh* Baaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.. *wipes away tears*. You can’t make this sh1t up

Maybe let’s just figure out how to turn the lights on first? Theres a good boy

This is fantastic and visionary leadership! South Africans are going to make lots of money and all those that invest in South Africa will make money!

Dad ape,

the “visionary” leadership can not keep the lights on in SA, only their cadres “make” money ..

but perhaps you are one of them, relishing in their visions

Another pipe dream.
If South Africa is going to be a rail infrastructure hub, I suggest they get some engineers with real qualifications. Why are we still buying locomotives from China?
The Polihali dam in Lesotho is some 8 years behind schedule due to corruption.
The present Inga power station in the Congo is not fully operational due to guess what – lack of maintenance.
Will intelligent people( As opposed to one of the commentators) believe this drivel

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