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Working Together: Assessing Public-Private Partnerships in Africa

Author: Peter Farlam, South African Institute of International Affairs, Published on: 1 February 2005

...the record of PPPs [public-private partnerships] in Africa over the last 15 years is mixed, the process is complex, and governments should not expect PPPs to be a ‘magic bullet’... The involvement of the private sector in providing water, sanitation and electricity has been controversial. [refers to Siza Water (part of Bouygues), SAUR Services (part of Bouygues), Trans African Concessions, Umgeni Water, Société d’Energie et d’Eau du Gabon, Vivendi Water (now Veolia Water, part of Veolia Environnement), Independent Power Tanzania, Tanesco, FirstRand Group]

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Related companies: Bouygues FirstRand Group SAUR (part of Bouygues) Tanzania Electric Supply (TANESCO) Umgeni Water Veolia (formerly Vivendi Environnement)