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After signing an infrastructure memorandum of understanding, the UK hopes to see investor confidence in SA grow

UK Minister for Exports and Equality Mike Freer and Minister for Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the provision of sustainable infrastructure.

UK Minister for Exports and Equality Mike Freer (left) and Minister for Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille (right) signed a memorandum of understanding to support the delivery of sustainable infrastructure on May 9, 2022. Photo: @MinFreerHMG/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – The UK has said it views South Africa as an important trading partner and hopes the implementation of new infrastructure delivery models will boost investor confidence in the country.

Exports and Equalities Minister Mike Freer is on a three-day visit to South Africa to deepen the long-standing bilateral partnership between the two countries.

He and the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille, signed a memorandum of understanding to support the delivery of sustainable infrastructure.

De Lille said it was an extension of a previous memorandum of understanding.

“And that led to the training of 150 government officials in the three spheres of government and the focus on municipalities which are essential for public entities and for the delivery of infrastructure services,” said De Lille.

Freer said that although there are huge infrastructure problems that could hamper investment in the country, he was confident that by working together this could be overcome.

“The strength of the relationship is based on the first MoU, as Minister De Lille said, where we have worked together sharing infrastructure expertise and identifying projects that work with our counterparts South Africans not only to build infrastructure, but also to build capacity and transfer skills is a big part of the plan,” Freer explained.



After signing an infrastructure memorandum of understanding, the UK hopes to see investor confidence in SA grow

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