Capital projects and infrastructure

Infrastructure planning, financing, procurement, development, maintenance and operation is regarded as a significant area of growth in Africa.

Appropriate and efficient infrastructure is a critical enabler for economic growth, sustainability and peace in the continent.

Infrastructure planning, financing, procurement, development, maintenance and operation is regarded as a significant area of growth in Africa with estimates of spending of around US$93billion per annum required by 2020 to close the infrastructure gap. 

Issues you may be facing

  • Does my organisation have the right risk management governance, processes, and systems in place for successful delivery of our infrastructure projects;
  • How do I ensure the best and most effective management of my large multiple capital projects operating simultaneously across my business?
  • How much private participation is good? Should we consider a PPP?
  • How do I find the optimum balance between public and private money in funding infrastructure projects?
  • How can I make sure I am investing in the right projects;
  • How do I regulate without distorting competition?
  • How can I procure better to avoid delays?
  • How do I ensure my project is on track to deliver the expected benefits?
  • My projects are well over their budgeted timing and cost – how can I bring it back on course?
  • My PMO needs to be strategic – how can I convince my CEO?
  • My auditors don’t have enough engineering experience to complete a project assurance review.

Accelerating the delivery of infrastructure projects - within budget, agreed timeframe and quality expectations.

How we can help you

The PwC Capital Projects and Infrastructure Africa team, operating seamlessly across multiple countries within Africa, provide advice and support to our clients on every stage of their capital and infrastructure projects, from inception to operation and maintenance, including strategy, planning, funding, procurement, project management, risk assurance, governance and optimisation.

Within our global staff base of 170,000 people, we have over 1,000 experienced professionals in our global CP&I practice. In Africa, we have around 50 dedicated specialists who come from engineering, project management or construction backgrounds. They understand implicitly the challenges that our clients face in developing infrastructure in Africa, because they used to do the job themselves before they joined us. We operate as a single advisory practice across 31 countries in Africa, which allows us to deploy any of our 8,000 staff anywhere on the continent, at very short notice, without barriers. In addition to our permanent staff complement, we have a dedicated database of nearly 100 local CP&I contractors, that allow us to deploy them for our clients in as little as 24 hours. Beyond this we have contractual arrangements in place with over 35 Strategic Alliance Partners, each of which we have selected and vetted to offer niche expertise in the markets where our CP&I clients operate.


Contact us

Chris van der Merwe

Chris van der Merwe

Director | Physical Asset Lifecycle Management Solutions, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4344

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