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.
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.
• Think pedestrian – and save lives
A heart-warming story of how a new freeway development brought a major business and a small rural community in the North West closer together, and taught both lessons in humility and trust.