Outcomes of Current Project Management Practices in South Africa

  • Godfrey MonyaneEmail author
  • Fidelis Emuze
  • Bankole Awuzie
  • Gerrit Crafford
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


With the decline of the current economic conditions in South Africa, project performance is a great concern that needs attention. A qualitative multiple case study strategy and semi-structured interviews were undertaken to determine the outcomes of current project management practices in South Africa. In terms of the performance of projects, the status quo paints a disconsolate picture. The poor performance continues to dominate the construction sector, especially in the public sector. Findings reveal protracted processes, and the use of unqualified and inexperienced contractors contribute to the poor performance of public sector projects. In addition, ineffective initiatives to curb the abuse of the procurement processes are directly affecting the outcomes of construction projects due to loopholes in the procurement process, and if this status quo remains, the sector will continue to have a bad image and continued waste of taxpayers’ money will not cease until the public sector remove non-value adding activities in their operations.


Cost performance Project performance Project management Public sector projects Time performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Godfrey Monyane
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fidelis Emuze
    • 1
  • Bankole Awuzie
    • 1
  • Gerrit Crafford
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Built EnvironmentCentral University of Technology FSBloemfonteinSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Quntity SurveyingNelson Mandela UniversityPort ElizabethSouth Africa

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