South Africa - No Green Light Yet For Port Construction Projects

On 20 May, Transnet National Ports Authority noted that, construction work on current infrastructure projects within South Africa’s ports will not resume under Level 4 of the country’s COVID-19 lockdown according to the latest list provided by Government.

While there has been no indication of when the lockdown on general construction will be lifted, South African port landlord Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says it will communicate updates as amendments to relevant government regulations are issued.

The government’s Level 4 regulations refer to reactivation only of the following construction activities:

  • Civil engineering for public works projects (including water, energy and sanitation),
  • Public works civil engineering and construction works,
  • Road and bridge projects, including local road repairs, and
  • Critical maintenance and repairs.

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