South Africa: President hosts symposium on sustainable infrastructure development

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the second Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in South Africa (SIDSSA21) this week.

The theme of the symposium, organized by the Presidency’s Investment and Infrastructure Bureau, is: “Quality Infrastructure for Development, Reconstruction and Inclusive Growth”.

The symposium takes place on Wednesday and Thursday.

In addition, the Investment and Infrastructure Office will hold a media briefing on Wednesday in which the thematic focuses of the symposium and thus also the infrastructure pipeline for 2021 will be revealed.

The briefing will be given by Minister of the Presidency Mondli Gungubele, Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia De Lille and her Deputy Noxolo Kiviet, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Barbara Creecy, Minister of Water and Sanitation Senzo Mchunu, Minister of Settlements Mmamoloko Kubayi and Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana.

Part B of the press conference will be hosted by the Head of Infrastructure and Investments for the Presidency, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, directed. He will be accompanied by Sasol’s Executive Vice President of Energy Business, Priscillah Mabelane, who will announce Sasol’s investment in green hydrogen in South Africa.

He will also be accompanied by the Head of the Infrastructure Fund, Mohale Rakgate, who will present the Infrastructure Fund pipeline. The infrastructure pipeline is designed to increase demand and ensure effective coordination of all infrastructure players. It will also formalize the systematic dialogue with all role players.

“It is planned that the pipeline will also help build a resilient economy by accelerating the deployment of infrastructure,” the presidency said on Tuesday.

The program for SIDSSA21 can be found at https://sidssa.org.za. can be viewed

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