SDIs are Key to Growth

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRA) intends to unlock economic potential through 11 spatial development initiatives (SDIs), as described in this article by SANRA project manager P.C. Cronje. These spatial development initiatives are designed to attract investment, create jobs, and spark entrepreneurial development in various areas of South Africa. Its objectives are to redress the spatial disparities caused by apartheid and to motive economic activity. SDIs are considered significant in integrating transport with broader socioeconomic development and they are tools used to realize the potential of underdeveloped areas. SANRA's role in SDIs is to provide the essential infrastructure through new road construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance. Cronje states that government is essential in leading the development process by implementing infrastructure projects. The article concludes by profiling three successful SDI projects: (1) The Lubombo SDI roads and GSWP Infrastructure: Coastal Road, (2) The Inland Road, and (3) Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park Infrastructure.


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  • Accession Number: 01011019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 2005 11:30AM