Living without hope · Business Trust's role

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  Bulalwa Kanana, Resident of Eluxolweni Township near Grahamstown  
  The Universal Household Access to Basic Services index, developed by the Business Trust for the Department of Co-Operative Governance, shows that 1.3million people like Bulalwa Kanana live without easy access to water. The Business Trust's Support Programme for Accelerated Infrastructure Development (SPAID) has worked to improve procurement practices, establish the Ukulingisa Project Preparation Fund and enhance co-operation between the public and private sector. The Ukulingisa fund has approved the preparation of a project which will refurbish the Waainek Bulk Water Supply and help 15,000 households in Bulalwa's district get improved access to water. Ukulingisa will benefit an estimated total of 136,000 poor households, helping to provide improved access to services such as sanitation, refuse collection, street lighting and water.  
Name Support Programme for Accelerated Infrastructure Development (SPAID)
Strategic Partner The Presidency, Republic of South Africa
Period September 2006 to March 2010
Budget R44m (Business Trust Funding)
Purpose The programme aimed to improve underserviced communities access to infrastructure by promoting private sector initiatives and sector support to accelerate public sector delivery. The programme also worked to improve dialogue and understanding between senior public and private sector stakeholders in the infrastructure sector.
  • 136,000 poor households to benefit from improved access to basic services
  • R500million worth of infrastructure projects catalysed with R44m fund
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