I warned that the EFF's total disregard for the rules would cause serious problems in years to come, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Construction firm WBHO, with its partner in a joint venture, Icon Construction, has lodged a court application to stop a KwaZulu-Natal water board from implementing what it claims is an irregularly awarded tender.
Minister of Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu has told Members of Parliament in a written reply that while the department’s Public Administrations Ethics, Integrity and Disciplinary Technical Assistance Unit was established in April, the unit is not yet operational.
While there are many hard lessons to be learned from state capture, we must learn the right ones, says Peter Volmink.
It could increase the GDP by more than 1%.
'We are interested in bids being awarded, in investment being made,' says the chair of the WC Property Development Forum in reaction to the cancellation of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct.
Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts has told National Treasury to deal with those who abuse their right to deviate from procurement guidelines – after hearing the biggest spenders procured R2.3bn in goods and services through deviations in less than a year.
Treasury Director-general Dondo Mogajane was a no-show at a briefing before the standing committee on public accounts.
SAA is concerned about what it says are false claims that it pays over the retail or market price for some of the commodities it procures.
Acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula has denied reports alleging that he had met with the finance ministry to discuss the restructuring of his office and the revision of his powers.
While the legal rules governing preferential procurement schemes were originally very narrow, recent amendments have opened up new options for state bodies like SAA.
According to the Public Service Commission's financial statements, it spent R5.3m in 2018-19, of which around 40% went to service providers other than SITA.
Government is "closely engaged" with the situation at Eskom and is also supporting other limping SOEs, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Fixing public procurement in SA means fixing the broken systems that allowed the damage to occur, says Peter Volmink.
Some suppliers are threatening to stall state-contracted projects if their demands for cash payments are not met - breaking the law and potentially undermining transformation.
The State Information Technology Agency has been grilled by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on its procurement expansions and deviations.
Government sorely needs to improve how it procures goods and services, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has told Parliament.
The Eskom board has told Parliament it is serious about instilling a new culture of accountability and consequence management at the state power utility.
Treasury's Director General Dondo Mogajane faces Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts regarding deviations from the public procurement process.
Acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula says he is concerned about the deviations of state departments and institutions from procurement regulations.
Former acting chief procurement officer Schalk Human says he is upbeat about his next role at National Treasury’s procurement unit, dispelling reports that he was forced out of his job.
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