n IMIESA - Roads and the African Renaissance : a catalyst role for the SARF : roads and bridges

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... ROADS AND BRIDGES Of the various aspects of society that could contribute to the African Renaissance, one of the most important is good roads. In fact roads are generally regarded, after education, as the most important catalyst for a country's development. A good and well maintained road network is of paramount importance in the economic and social growth of any country. Some 80% of general freight movements, in South Africa (excluding coal, and iron ore) take place on roads. The role of good roads in the improvement of social conditions in Africa is readily apparent. Also investment in road infrastructure ..

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