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South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences

On-line version ISSN 2222-3436
Print version ISSN 1015-8812

Abstract

CRUYWAGEN, Hoffie  and  LLALE, Josephine. The role of quantity surveyors in public-private partnerships in South Africa. S. Afr. j. econ. manag. sci. [online]. 2017, vol.20, n.1, pp.1-7. ISSN 2222-3436.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v20i1.1522.

BACKGROUND: Quantity surveyors play an important role in providing cost and contractual advice in the built environment. This article seeks to investigate the current extent of their involvement in public-private partnerships (PPPs) in South Africa. AIM: The study intends to establish factors that influence quantity surveyors' participation in PPPs. METHODOLOGY: A mixed-methods research approach was followed by firstly conducting a survey amongst South African quantity surveyors in order to determine their level of participation in PPPs. For triangulation purposes, a case study was also conducted. RESULTS: The results of the research show that, although quantity surveyors have the corresponding skills and competencies required in a PPP project, their current involvement in PPPs in South Africa is limited and that there is a greater role they can play in future. CONCLUSION: Quantity surveyors are uniquely positioned to play a bigger role in the implementation of PPPs in South Africa.

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