South Africa - Infrastructure: Patel cracks the whip

17 February 2012

Mail & Guardian online  | February 17, 2012

The government is taking a tough-love approach to drive its bold, integrated R1-trillion infrastructure plan and the state will crack the whip on both private sector and weak state institutions.

"You can expect quite hard bargaining between ourselves and the private sector on the terms of involvement," Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said this week in a wide-ranging interview with the Mail & Guardian about the state's plan to prop up the economy.

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