Zikalala hosts Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala will host the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA) 2024 between 17 and 19 March 2024 in Century City, Cape Town.

SIDSSA is a pioneering event aimed at bringing …


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala will host the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA) 2024 between 17 and 19 March 2024 in Century City, Cape Town.

SIDSSA is a pioneering event aimed at bringing together key stakeholders, experts and decision-makers in the field of infrastructure development.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote address at the symposium on Tuesday, 19 March, while Deputy President Paul Mashatile will deliver an address at the stakeholder dinner on Monday.

Various Ministers and Deputy Ministers will anchor panel discussions and technical discussions throughout the symposium.

‘The symposium serves as a platform to explore partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as pivot investment opportunities in infrastructure in South Africa. Additionally, the symposium is intended to shape the conversations about regulatory and policy reforms, innovative funding models for infrastructure, and investing in infrastru
cture for a shared prosperity for all,” the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure said.

This year, the symposium will feature the following milestones:

Launch of the construction book: A repository of infrastructure projects going into procurement/construction in the 2024/2025 financial year.

Leaders forum: A gathering of South African Ministers with other Ministers invited from the continent.

Top 12 infrastructure project priorities: These projects will receive project preparation funding from Infrastructure South Africa.

Signing of MOUs with important partners and stakeholders.

The symposium will also provide the following updates:

Update on the gazetted Strategic Integrated Projects.

Update on the projects already receiving project preparation support.

Infrastructure Fund Project Pipeline.

Source: South African Government News Agency