Cosatu: Abolish the tender system

2011-09-06 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal chapter of the Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) has challenged the government to stop being “a big machinery that focuses on the administration of tenders more than it focuses on service delivery’’, by significantly reducing amount of services that are put to tender.

Cosatu provincial secretary Zet Luzipo said this at a Durban press conference following a meeting of the trade federation’s KZN leadership that was held to discuss various topical provincial and national issues.

Luzipo said tenders take job opportunities from the workers and hamper service delivery because the intention of people who benefit from tnders is not to improve service delivery but to make a profit.

“The massive ‘tenderisation’ of the state is directly linked to the twin evils of corruption and poor service delivery. In most instances the outsourcing of services and the issuing of tenders has become a way of siphoning and diverting state funds into the pockets of private enterprises rathan than a way of maximising service delivery.

“We believe that … there must be full employment and ‘tenderisation’ should be an option in the absence of any other alternative...’’

The South African Communist Party secretary-general, Blade Nzimande, also called on the government recently to abolish the tender system.

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