The Infrastructure Development Act 23 of 2014 (the “Infrastructure Development Act”) was promulgated and came into effect on 10 July 2014.
On 23 June 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium at which symposium the Minister of Public Works, Patricia De Lille, announced that 55 infrastructure projects across 6 sectors had been earmarked as strategic integrated projects (“Strategic Integrated Projects”) to be implemented under the Infrastructure Development Act. The Minister further announced that these qualifying Strategic Integrated Projects would be gazetted.
The Minister of Public Works has today, 24 July 2020, under and in terms of Government Notice No. 812 published the list of projects designated by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission as Strategic Integrated Projects under the Infrastructure Development Act. This list includes but is not limited to power purchase procurement programmes and an embedded generation investment programme.
It will be very interesting to see how and when these Strategic Integrated Projects will be introduced to the market for implementation. We will keep you updated in this regard.
We have attached a copy of Government Notice No. 812 for your ease of reference and information.
Written by Fasken partner Lara Bezuidenhoudt, senior associate Shadi Kekana