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Limpopo businessman gets suspect contract

2012-08-06 10:18

Johannesburg - The Limpopo government has granted a R12m contract increase to a contractor who has failed to meet two deadlines, according to a report on Monday.

A variation order had increased from R41m to R53m the budget for the Seshego residential project, which is being constructed by Steve Bosch's company Raesetja Property Developers, trading as Sizani Build It, The Star newspaper reported.

Bosch had already received R43m of the value of his contract.

Minutes of a meeting held in May between the department, Sizani and the department also indicated that the materials used for the project were not SA Bureau of Standards approved.

Independent Newspapers previously reported that Bosch had quit construction on some units, for which his company had earned over R38m during the 2010/2011 financial year.

Bosch and the department did not respond to The Star's requests for comment.

Bosch is allegedly a benefactor of expelled African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema and is believed to have business ties with Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale.

Bosch also allegedly has ties with Limpopo's co-operative governance MEC Clifford Motsepe and Limpopo ANC secretary Soviet Lekganyane.

Comments
  • bernpm - 2012-08-06 10:24

    ...and why not??? Justsetting some mony aside for hard times!

      blou.johnny - 2012-08-06 10:30

      ... Is he one of Julius Malema's financial advisors...?

      peter.ndamase - 2012-08-06 10:37

      I'm tired of being screwed left and right, Zumaville, Limpopoville, Helenville. Who the f^ck do we trust now?

      procold2 - 2012-08-06 10:50

      sick of these thieves

  • kagisho.plaatjie.5 - 2012-08-06 10:28

    i'm really in the wrong field! i should have been a politician...

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-08-06 11:32

      With your name "Plaatjie" you made wrong decisions in your live. This name( First General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), which would later become the African National Congress (ANC).) you could have open doors for yourself. LOL!!!!!

  • cj.venter - 2012-08-06 10:31

    why is it not surprising malema's benefitting from this?

  • themba.t.kubheka.7 - 2012-08-06 10:32

    Full name - Sthembiso Steve Bosch. Underhanded reporting trying to make the villian sound like a Caucasian??

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-08-06 11:35

      Ai man a skelm stays a skelm. If he now suddenly becomes white or black. Cant we export them ....or something!!!!

  • johan.vanheerden.737 - 2012-08-06 10:33

    Well now that JuJu can no longer get a salary from the ANCYL he has to make a plan to pay for his lifestyle

  • alan.cargen - 2012-08-06 10:50

    Some perspective... The initial R43 million was for 189 RDP homes ( http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2011/08/14/who-is-steve-bosch ). The average price of an RDP house is between R50,000 and 60,000. In Gauteng, they could have built 716 RDP homes..!

  • sharon.bradfieldsalmon - 2012-08-06 10:55

    This is becoming old news - so common & no-one does anything about it! Old hat - because in SA crime pays!

  • china.phashe - 2012-08-06 11:13

    Stop the anc corruption tsunami, vote DA, its the only party that can save the situation that South Africans find themselves in by trusting these hooligans.

  • geraldsebanda - 2012-08-06 11:15

    the grabbing hands grab all they can, all for themselves

  • amatodzi - 2012-08-06 11:21

    Now Limpopo province is becoming circus for every Corrupt elite. . . . .

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-08-06 11:33

    Peter trust know one, especially our dearest government.

  • flysouth - 2012-08-06 11:33

    There is supposedly a major investigation going on right now into the running of the Limpopo government with reference to corruption - and yet this happens right under the noses of those investigators! Just as the SAPS is a laughing stock amongst criminals, so is this ANC government amongst it's own corrupt officials.

  • jeffrey.mnisi - 2012-08-06 11:42

    If the west has sanctioned Zim, why not Sanction SA for this Corruption maybe we will learner something. It does not help, its more like report a new national Victory or seting a new world record. Shame Limpopo, shame SA

  • johandebeer - 2012-08-06 11:43

    Where is the Public Protector? Who is the Departmental Project Manager? Who is the consulting principle agent and where is his reports re extention of time and progress payments? Did the professional quantity surveyor do the payment valuations, and were the advance payments made accordingly?

  • kikimotsapi - 2012-08-06 11:45

    Yhoo this Cravy Train has now been upgraded ... no one is giving a damn about the public ...

  • morama.sebata - 2012-08-06 12:01

    Media must shift attention to other ANC run provinces,Believe me it's not only Limpopo that is corrupt.All are like that.ANC sucks and wonder how long would it take the masses to realise what this thieves are standing for.

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-08-06 12:18

      Thank God MORAMA SEBATA has finally seen the light about his corrupt beloved ANC who are pretending to be representing the poor people hence it's them(ANC) who impoverish the masses, well done MORAMA.

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-08-06 12:39

    AND ALL THIS IS HAPPENING BECAUSE???? I'M TIRED OF THIS CAN WE HAVE A SOLUTION TO THIS CORRUPTION PLEASE!!!

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-08-06 13:27

    We need to vote these thugs out talking/blooging/complaining about it won't help, I don't care how many honest ANC members there are, this party is rotten

  • charles.kubhayi.9 - 2012-08-06 14:50

    Corruption has ruined the ANC and if not taken care of the ANC will be history in ten years to come.The worst part is that the present leadership battle is because there are those who feel that they are outside and they want space to get inside and make profit for themselves.If you can look at those who talk too much about who must go out and who must come in,they live a luxurious life but you struggle to know where do they get so much money to do all these things.Really their salaries cannot do this in this short space of time (never).

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-08-06 15:26

    This is not an exception, it is the rule in Limpopo.

  • rasi.mo.75 - 2013-02-06 09:29

    come on guys its like Limpopo-malema are a scapegoat in South Africa. What about the big 5 contractors who are fingered in 30 billion tender collusion!! Or is it as the saying goes " small things interest small minds!!

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