SONA 2014: National Infrastructure Plan

During the past five years, we invested about one trillion rand in new infrastructure to provide water, energy, transport, sanitation, schools and clinics and internet connections to our people.

We will continue to implement the successful National Infrastructure Plan, under the supervision of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission, throughout the country.

During the past five years, we invested about one trillion rand in new infrastructure to provide water, energy, transport, sanitation, schools and clinics and internet connections to our people.

Over the next three years, we will spend 847 billion rand on the infrastructure and several projects are to be started or completed.

The construction of Mzimvubu Dam in the Eastern Cape will continue, and also the raising of the wall of Clanwilliam Dam in the Western Cape.

During the next five years the bulk of the construction work on Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project will be completed.

In the next five years, we will finish building more than 60 MeerKat dishes and start building the first 100 Square Kilometre Array dish antennas.

We will expand, modernise and increase the affordability of information and communications infrastructure and electronic communication services, including broadband and digital broadcasting.

Cabinet adopted "South Africa Connect", our Broadband Policy and Strategy, in December last year to take this mission forward.

We will continue with various other infrastructure projects that will change the living conditions of our people and boost economic growth.

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