SANRAL: Infrastructure offers 'bridges to the future'

By: Vusi Mona (SANRAL's spokesperson) - 20 November 2018

No modern economy can grow and thrive without a well-designed and well-maintained primary road network. And it is especially true in a developing country like South Africa, where the lack of access to transport infrastructure in the past contributed to the skewed economic growth and the deliberate marginalisation of rural areas with a predominantly black population.

This is why SANRAL’s flagship project to upgrade the N2 Wild Coast road from East London to Port Edward is such a pivotal initiative to unlock economic opportunities in some of the most impoverished districts in the country. The Eastern Cape is a prime example of how apartheid spatial planning negatively impacted on rural communities and how the lack of quality roads prevented communities to participate in mainstream economic activities in the fields of trade, tourism and agriculture.

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