The work and functions of the Public Works department have been called into question.
The South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) has found that almost every element of the work conducted by the department is negatively affected by poor planning, lack of skill, corruption, and poor maintenance.
Malcolm Pautz, Report Card and Convener at SAICE says what it has discovered this year is similar to finding made in 2006 and 2011 pertaining to maintenance done on public sector infrastructure.
There are ten sectors that we investigate and access, which are water, sanitation, solid waste management, roads, airports, ports, rail, electricity healthcare, education— Malcolm Pautz, Report Card and Convener at SAICE
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