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Public-Private Partnerships 'Have Failed Africa's Poor'
Author: Khulu Phasiwe, Business Day [So. Africa], Published on: 9 February 2005
Public-private partnerships in Africa...have generally failed to provide much-needed water and electricity, a new study shows...The report, released yesterday, acknowledged successes achieved...in sectors such as telecommunications, transport, ports and eco-tourism, but said that much still needed to be done to hone an effective partnership model in water and electricity provision. [refers to Vivendi Water (now Veolia Water, part of Veolia Environnement), SAUR Services (part of Bouygues), Siza (part of Bouygues)]