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South African Government proposes strategic partnership between the public and private sectors

26 February 2016
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In his recent Budget Speech, Minister Pravin Gordhan gave further details about the private sector’s role in stabilising the economy.

The Budget (together with President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address on 11 February 2016) gives some useful indications of where to start looking for opportunities. For a start, Minister Gordhan specifically stated that in “energy, transport, telecommunication and urban development, there are many opportunities for joint public and private investment and facilities management.” He also focused on “appropriate” private sector participation in the financial uplift of several State Owned Entities (SOEs).