ARTICLES RELATING TO TENDERS

Auditors to probe prisons tender

2014-07-22 21:22

An auditing firm has been appointed to do a forensic investigation of a tender awarded by correctional services.

Madonsela to probe labour dept tender

2014-06-15 12:28

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate a complaint of a conflict of interest in the awarding of a R1.9bn labour department tender, it has been reported.

Sassa boss in jobs for pals scandal

2014-05-25 08:48

South African Social Security Agency boss Virginia Petersen is embroiled in yet another scandal – this time for giving jobs to pals.

Eskom plans R500m office face lift

2014-04-27 11:21
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Eskom is planning to spend R500m on revamping the decor at its head office in Megawatt Park, Johannesburg, a report says.

'Threats' led to huge Sassa security bill

2014-04-20 12:32

Death threats and intimidation are some of the reasons behind why multimillions have been spent for security protection services for top personnel at the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), say officials.

Sassa to issue new grant tender - ConCourt

2014-04-17 13:25

The Constitutional Court has ordered Sassa to initiate a new tender process for the payment of welfare grants, after declaring invalid its current R10bn tender.

Hawks probe digital head’s appointment

2014-04-13 09:20

The chief executive of the agency tasked with rolling out the country’s digital broadcasting migration project, reportedly landed his top job despite being the focus of a Hawks investigation.

Tender scam: Communications dept raided

2014-04-06 10:04

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has raided the Pretoria offices of the Department of Communications as part of its probe into a publicity tender worth R756m, says a report.

Questions over R50bn Transnet tender

2014-03-23 14:47

Local partners in Transnet’s massive new R50bn tender for locomotives have been surprised to learn they are part of the procurement deal.

Zuma reportedly orders Gijima probe

2014-03-02 11:08

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly authorised a probe into the awarding of a R360m tender to ANC benefactor Robert Gumede’s Gijima group.

No more tenders for Indians - group

2014-01-12 13:00
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Black businesspeople in KZN-Natal say they will boycott the ANC at the polls if the party does not stop awarding tenders to Indians.

Transnet awards R15bn fuel contract

2013-12-05 14:00

Transnet has awarded a contract valued at R15bn to nine companies to cover the parastatal's fuel requirements.

Madonsela probing Peters

2013-12-02 14:41
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is reportedly investigating Transport Minister Dipuo Peters for alleged improper conduct involving more than R500m in traffic fines and licence renewal fees.

Tongaat builders' tender letter questioned

2013-11-29 19:03

Questions have arisen over a letter used by the builders of the collapsed Tongaat mall praising their work to obtain a low-cost housing tender from the eThekwini metro municipality.

Tender scandal in Cape Town tourism

2013-10-30 12:04
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Computers in one of the City of Cape Town’s divisions have been seized following allegations of tender irregularities and mismanagement, it has been reported.

Botched defence contract costs taxpayers R300m

2013-10-14 09:21
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An international ruling in favour of an Austrian company has cost taxpayers R300m after a defence department contract was cancelled, according to a report.

ConCourt to hear tender case

2013-09-09 19:29

The Constitutional Court is set to hear arguments relating to the awarding of a social grant tender, which was found to be invalid by a lower court.

SIU returns R181m in stolen state funds

2013-08-28 09:02

The Special Investigating Unit says it has recovered R181m in stolen state funds which it has returned to various departments and municipalities, and has prevented future losses of R16bn.

R1.2bn tender scandal in PMB

2013-08-26 09:10

A R1.2bn tender for a fibre optic cable around Pietermaritzburg was awarded to a company without the project going out to tender, it has been reported.

Official in court for R140m fraud

2013-08-12 14:22

The Mpumalanga provincial government will not suspend a head of department accused of fraud involving more than R140m.

MEC charged with tender fraud of R15m

2013-07-05 21:08

The fraud case against former Limpopo Health MEC Miriam Segabutla has been postponed in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

Oppelt unethical - govt

2013-05-19 21:16

The government communications department has condemned what it describes as "unethical conduct" by Sunday Times editor Phylicia Oppelt.

Hermanus man guilty of 285 fraud counts

2013-05-15 10:51

A Western Cape man has been convicted of defrauding the Overstrand Municipality of R3m by submitting false quotations to secure tenders.

Malema tenders to be re-advertised

2013-05-08 14:09

Tenders reportedly worth R900m, awarded to allies of expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema, will be re-advertised, the Limpopo department of human settlements says.

 

Tenders that benefit the few

2014-07-10 11:47

A Fin24 user, who works as a security guard in a hospital, is concerned by the enrichment of minorities through the unfair appointment of tenders.

School food tender set aside

2014-05-28 05:00

A three-year tender for a school nutrition programme in Mpumalanga has been set aside and referred back to the education department because of alleged tender rigging.

Madonsela asked to probe Cape Town tender

2014-05-05 22:21
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The Patriotic Alliance has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate alleged irregularities in the awarding of tenders to Filcon by the City of Cape Town.

Call to probe R10bn Sassa tender

2014-04-23 07:00

Corruption Watch says it will urge the police to investigate bribery allegations relating to a social welfare grant tender allocated to Cash Paymaster Services.

Sassa blows millions on security

2014-04-20 08:36

The South African Social Security Agency has come under fire after allegedly blowing more than R10m on bodyguards for social development spokesperson Lumka Oliphant and other officials, says a report.

ConCourt to rule on R10bn tender

2014-04-16 18:30

The Constitutional Court is set to give its ruling on the remedy to implement after declaring invalid a R10bn tender for social welfare grants.

Dali Tambo in Mandela statue scandal

2014-04-13 08:13

Dali Tambo, son of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo, is caught up in a tender controversy over a bronze bust that honours former president Nelson Mandela, according to reports.

Malema business associates acquitted

2014-03-27 08:38
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Three business associates of EFF leader Julius Malema have been acquitted on corruption charges, leading Malema to call for the charges against him to be dropped.

Minister taking Thuli Madonsela to court

2014-03-16 14:56
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Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson is taking the public protector to court to challenge her report on the tender to manage the state's fishery vessels, the minister has said.

Indian tender exclusion claims to be probed

2014-01-15 13:41
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A task team has been formed in KwaZulu-Natal to deal with a call to exclude Indian business people from BEE deals, according to a report.

Tender board to be established - Zuma

2014-01-11 17:29
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A tender board would be established to adjudicate tenders in all spheres of government, President Jacob Zuma has announced at the launch of the ANC's election manifesto.

Sekunjalo lays charges against Sunday Times

2013-12-04 11:27

Sekunjalo Investments has laid criminal charges against the Sunday Times and one of its journalists, after the newspaper published extracts of a provisional report by the public protector into the awarding of a tender to the company.

Joemat-Pettersson: Company threatened me

2013-12-02 10:20
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Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has accused a fishing company of plotting to destroy her and physically threatening her children.

SA has lost its values - Frene Ginwala

2013-11-18 07:48
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Struggle stalwart Frene Ginwala choked back tears over the weekend as she questioned why children are being killed, and why there is rape, violence and corruption in the country.

Madonsela warns BMF about tenders

2013-10-24 07:18
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has told the Black Management Forum to refrain from using power and connections to influence the issuing of tenders, saying good governance begins with ethical leadership.

Mpuma suspends R180m tender on probe

2013-10-07 08:49

Corruption Watch says the Mpumalanga health department has suspended a multi-million rand contract following a probe by the organisation.

Pikitup director in probe over tender

2013-09-03 13:13

The Pikitup board says it is probing the awarding of a tender to Yellow Plant Aqua, which is reportedly implicated in a forensic investigation.

Mpuma official's fraud trial in November

2013-08-26 20:19

The fraud trial of Mpumalanga community safety department head Thulani Sibuyi and a co-accused has been postponed to November.

Top official back in court over fraud

2013-08-26 08:08

Mpumalanga head of community safety Thulani Sibuyi and his co-accused are set to re-appear in court over alleged tender fraud.

Top official held for tender fraud

2013-08-08 19:25

A top official in the Mpumalanga safety and security department and a company director, have been arrested for irregularities with a multi-million rand tender.

KZN stationery fraud accused acquitted

2013-07-17 20:22

KwaZulu-Natal businessman Jabulani Mabaso has been acquitted by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on six charges relating to alleged tender irregularities.

City Power taken to court over tender

2013-05-25 21:02

Numsa is taking Johannesburg City Power to court where it hopes the utility company will be forced to reveal records about an R800m tender, says a report.

Reddy complaint against M&G dismissed

2013-05-17 13:01

The Press Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint by businessman Vivian Reddy and Edison Power Gauteng about a Mail & Guardian article on a contract they were awarded.

Assets worth R2.9m seized from ex-bishop

2013-05-08 19:00

The Asset Forfeiture Unit has seized R2.9m worth of luxury goods from a fraud-accused former bishop in Port Elizabeth, a report says.

Mpisane awarded tenders worth R455m

2013-04-29 10:55
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Durban businesswoman Shaun Mpisane has been awarded tenders worth R455m, despite having a conviction for tax fraud and facing 53 charges, according to a report.

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