PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP 17/2021 (27 SEPTEMBER – 8 OCTOBER)

By Trudie Nichols,Andrew Pike Friday, October 15, 2021
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In light of the rapid pace of infrastructure and transport developments across Africa, our Ports, Transport and Logistics (PTL) Sector Group is pleased to present Bowmans’ latest PTL news round-up. Our regular round-ups bring you a selection of pan-African PTL-related stories and keep you up to date regarding developments in the space across Africa.

We draw on a network of multi-disciplinary experts across Africa in fields as diverse as project finance, construction and environmental law, to keep you in the know about developments and thought leadership in the PTL space.

The articles to which we refer readers are, unless stated otherwise, neither written nor edited by ourselves and appear in their original form. Bowmans does not necessarily agree with opinions expressed in those articles. This edition includes news headlines and links to articles from Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and Tanzania.

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The need to drive economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has created a sense of urgency around addressing South Africa’s current infrastructure gap. Government and members of the private sector seem to agree that public-private partnerships (PPPs) are one of a limited number of viable mechanisms for stimulating infrastructure investment in the country.

Patrick Hirsch, who heads our Project Finance Practice, and senior associate, Smita Vassan, have prepared a series of three recordings on infrastructure-related PPPs in South Africa. In the first video they highlight the pros, cons and prospects of PPPs in addressing the country’s worsening infrastructure backlogs. In the second video, they discuss why collective effort from both the Government and the private sector is necessary for the success of PPPs. In the final video, they talk about what needs to happen in order to maximise the potential of PPPs to deliver much-needed infrastructure.

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