Infrastructure matters. If Africa wants to play on the global field, a network of well-constructed, well-maintained roads is crucial. Until recently, work on the Trans-African Highway Network was sporadic, hit by conflict and constrained budgets. But now, nations see the value of the system for growth.
FOREIGN correspondents visited the Donald Gordon Medical Centre to learn about the state-of-the-art facility, before learning about the government’s massive National Infrastructure Plan and rural development from the minister of economic development.
Greater safety is promised on Gauteng’s roads with the South African National Roads Agency’s announcement of streamlined emergency services for motorists, while a section of freeway notorious for traffic accidents has also been improved.
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