Construction focus to shift from low-cost housing to service delivery

16 May 2014

Industrial minerals and aggregate products provider Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden expects a shift in government focus away from low-income housing development towards service delivery-centered infrastructure projects, saying this would boost demand for the company’s aggregates and further drive profitability for its swelling industrial minerals and aggregates division.

“Service delivery is now appearing as a consistent theme and, I think, government really took note of last year’s service delivery protests. I believe we will now see more investment in service-related infrastructure such as schools, sewerage systems, roads and clinics. I’m very bearish about this [trend] – it is happening,” he said.

By: Natalie Greve

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