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

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



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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