Stopping the rot: Don’t blame the mouse, blame the hole in the wall

2019-01-14 20:45

Fixing public procurement in SA means fixing the broken systems that allowed the damage to occur, says Peter Volmink.

Suppliers making threats over 'illegal' payment demands - Treasury

2018-08-07 15:21

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.

A quarter of SITA's procurement bids led to deviations - Scopa

2018-06-12 21:07

The State Information Technology Agency has been grilled by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on its procurement expansions and deviations.

State's procurement pot must be guarded jealously – Finance Minister

2018-05-22 16:44

Government sorely needs to improve how it procures goods and services, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has told Parliament.

Eskom acting CEO promises 'new culture of accountability'

2018-04-18 14:29

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 grilled on R74bn deviation procurement

2017-11-01 18:37

Treasury's Director General Dondo Mogajane faces Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts regarding deviations from the public procurement process.

Eskom tops list of procurement deviations with R31.3bn

2017-10-11 13:30

Acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula says he is concerned about the deviations of state departments and institutions from procurement regulations.

Departing procurement chief upbeat about next Treasury role

2017-09-04 17:27

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.

SMEs want big miners to give them a chance

2017-07-16 12:51

Entrepreneurs are seeking a chance to prove their worth to major mining companies.

The dead are bidding for government business in SA

2017-05-23 07:35

National Treasury has discovered about 12 000 dead people in its register of companies that do business with the state.


SA could get a R37 billion boost if government stopped buying imported cars

2018-11-16 10:55

It could increase the GDP by more than 1%.

'Is Cape Town open for business?' - Property forum after Foreshore project is cancelled

2018-07-20 06:15

'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.

Throw the book at deviants, SCOPA tells Treasury

2018-05-25 09:22

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.

MPs fume over Dondo Mogajane's 'AWOL behaviour'

2018-05-09 12:50

Treasury Director-general Dondo Mogajane was a no-show at a briefing before the standing committee on public accounts.

SAA rejects claims it overpays for water, fuel

2017-12-28 17:49

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.

Procurement boss denies reports of Gigaba meeting

2017-10-11 16:28

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.

This is how new BEE rules on public procurement impact businesses

2017-09-20 11:10

While the legal rules governing preferential procurement schemes were originally very narrow, recent amendments have opened up new options for state bodies like SAA.

Eskom probes ‘tender rig’ leak

2017-08-13 06:03

Following last week’s article in City Press about cleaning tenders at Eskom allegedly being rigged, Monde Bala, the head of Eskom in KwaZulu-Natal, has launched a probe into who leaked the information.

Procurement a powerful economic tool, says new Woolies exec

2017-06-09 08:38

Procurement chief at Woolworths Yogan Naidu believes that his position at the retailer can help shape a more equal South African economy

Cyril, Manyi cross swords over act

2017-04-23 06:00

Deputy President Ramaphosa encourages black business on controversial law, but makes no clear commitments.

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