oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Delivering infrastructure at scale : eThekwini Water and Sanitation experience in a pilot project : other projects



The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and the Business Trust, through its support programme to the EPWP, identified several shortcomings in the current delivery system relating to the under-expenditure of government departments and municipalities, and capacity constraints in the public sector. These bodies have partly attributed the capacity problems to the predominance of small contracts which results from :

  1. the whereby, for each and every project, consultants are appointed, briefed, directed and overseen by a gradually disappearing cadre of skilled staff
  2. aimed at reducing the size of contracts in order to target small or local enterprises


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