In this opinion piece, law firm Hogan Lovells Johannesburg counsel Charles Marais writes about the potential for South Africa to successfully roll out more infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships (PPPs). South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis, which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way of recovery from a slump, and the health crisis has drastically increased the need for urgent action. Therefore, government’s announcement of the urgent roll-out of 55 infrastructure projects and 12 special projects worth R340-billion through several PPPs bodes well for the country.