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This book, Infrastructure Mandate for Change 1994-1999, as does its accompanying volume, Empowerment through Service Delivery, appraises infrastructure policy since 1994.This volume focuses on the transformation of infrastructure policy in South Africa since 1994, particularly those relating to water, health, land, electricity, housing and transport.

A wide range of sectors is examined within the dynamic fluid policy context. An enormous amount of energy, time, money and effort has been exerted to transform infrastructure policies, which were designed to disempower the majority of people, into infrastructure policies designed to empower the majority through establishing equity in infrastructure and service delivery. The central message emerging from this insightful critique is that transformation in infrastructure policies has been uneven, and had a differential impact on different groups of beneficiaries.

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Format : 150mm x 220mm
Pages : 276
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1950-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1950-2
Publish Year : 2000

List of Figures
List of Boxes
Graphs
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
Acronyms

1. Infrastructure Mandates for Reconstruction
Meshack Khosa

2. Transformation in Infrastructure Policy from Apartheid to Democracy: Mandates for Change, Continuities in Ideology, Frictions in Delivery
Patrick Bond, George Dor and Greg Ruiters

3. Gender, Development and Infrastructure
Debbie Budlender

4. The Role of the Construction Industry in the Delivery of Infrastructure in South Africa
Andrew Merrifield

5. Financing of Public Infrastructure Investment in South Africa
Andrew Merrifield

6. Municipal Infrastructure Services: A Planning and Pricing Model for Capital Investment
Geoffrey du Mhango

7. Restructuring the Health Services of South Africa: The District Health System
David McCoy

8. Basic Port Infrastructure in a Changing South Africa
Henritte van Niekerk

9. SMME Infrastructure and Policy in South Africa
Christian Rogerson

10. Economic Restructuring and Local Economic Development in South Africa
Etienne Nel

11. Social Impact Assessment of Development Projects
Meshack Khosa

12. Re-thinking Infrastructure Policies in the 21st Century
Meshack Khosa

Index

Meshack Khosa holds a D. Phil. from Oxford University, and an M.A. and B.A. (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr Khosa is an expert in theoretical, social science and policy research and has published in nationally and internationally acclaimed scholarly and popular journals. Over the past then years he has published over 35 articles and chapters in books on aspects of transport policy, the taxi industry, land reform, health restructuring, and regionalism in South Africa. Dr Khosa was appointed strategic team member of the Presidential Review Commission established by President Nelson Mandela in 1996/97. He is a co-drafter on the White Paper on Public Work towards the 21st Century, and co-edited the book Regionalism in the New South Africa (Published by Ashgate, 1998). Dr Khosa previously taught urban studies at the Department of Geography of the University of Natal. He was a global security research fellow at the University of Cambridge in 1995 and was appointed honorary research fellow of geography at the University of the Witwatersrand (1999-2001). He became research director in the Group: Democracy and Governance of the Human Sciences Research Council in April 1998.

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