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05May94 SOUTH AFRICA: SPENDING PROMISE FROM ANC.

The newly empowered ANC is set to redress the imbalances of South Africa's apartheid infrastructure.Plans include massive spending on construction, water and electrification schemes which are expected to cost around £8 billion over the next five years.South Africa's National Reconstruction and Development Programme expects to provide work and training for 2.5 million people over the next 10 years in an attempt to relieve unemployment and provide basic housing for the country's black majority.The ANC has also pledged to build at least one million low-cost homes and electrify some 2.5 million homes in the same period.And a new reconstruction and development ministry is being planned to oversee the public works programme. CONSTRUCTION NEWS