The Masters in Public Infrastructure Management (MPIM) programme is a two-year academic course being implemented through three partner universities spread across three regional centres in the African continent: University of Pretoria (SADC); Makerere University (East Africa) and University of Dakar (West Africa). The programme aims to develop high-calibre skills for conceptualisation, development, management and maintenance of public infrastructure. Each university focuses on regional priority in the three sectors: roads and transport, water and sanitation, and energy. 

The MPIM Study Tour

The delivery of the MPIM programme has a study tour component, which aims to expose students to sites of best practice in terms of infrastructure development, management and maintenance. In addition to learning objectives, students shall also use the study tour opportunity to network with peers from other African countries and experienced practitioners, to deepen their learning and broaden their experiences.
The Study Tour event takes place over 5 days and sees the students visit some of the leading South African infrastructure projects. In 2014, the Study Tour visited Eskom’s Kusile electricity power generation project in Mpumalanga province, Rand Water’s water purification plants, SANRAL’s control centre, took a ride on the Gautrain, and visited the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC)’s inner city residential projects in downtown Johannesburg.

PACBP Masters students during the 2014 study tour in South Africa


PACBP Masters students during a break (2014)​​



DBSA Executives and partners during the PACBP

Study Tour 2014


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