Can public procurement requirements for railway transport promote economic and social sustainability in South Africa?

Show simple item record Fourie, D.J. (David Johannes) Malan, Cornel 2022-09-21T07:51:31Z 2022-09-21T07:51:31Z 2021-10-28
dc.description.abstract When considering sustainability from a socioeconomic and environmental point, the South African public transport industry was not an integral part of such planning until the last decade. Various well-intended and well-defined public procurement and environmental regulatory policies and instruments were put in place over the years, however, they appear to be failing in achieving the goals of local job creation and alleviation of unemployment. This exploratory literature review study of various public documents, regulatory instruments, and review reports aims to evaluate current knowledge pertaining to the current level of sustainable transport from a life-cycle approach, in support of overall sustainable goals in South Africa. The research set out to assess the status of public procurement in the revitalising of public rail freight transport towards identifying areas of excellence that could be used to address under-performance in other areas. The documentary analysis found various areas where the public procurement policies within South Africa, which aims to promote local participation, are facing difficulties due to lack of access to modern technology as well as inadequate skills levels to be able to partake in the ventures. In exploring South African challenges and current solutions, the article recommends a holistic and integrated approach to provide for a sustained manufacturing and service supply stream within the local railway transport environment. en_US
dc.description.department School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) en_US
dc.description.librarian dm2022 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fourie, D.; Malan, C. Can Public Procurement Requirements for Railway Transport Promote Economic and Social Sustainability in South Africa? Sustainability 2021, 13, 11923. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3390/su132111923
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.rights © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. en_US
dc.subject Public procurement en_US
dc.subject Green transport en_US
dc.subject Railway life cycle management en_US
dc.subject Economic sustainability en_US
dc.subject Social sustainability en_US
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_US
dc.subject Public transport industry en_US
dc.title Can public procurement requirements for railway transport promote economic and social sustainability in South Africa? en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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