Water board snubs WBHO, awards 'questionable' rival tender for nearly R1bn more - court papers

2020-01-10 05:00

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.

Public servants’ ethics unit up but not running – Minister Mchunu

2019-08-12 15:21

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.

7 crucial ways SA must re-learn procurement if it wants to recover

2019-04-01 19:00

While there are many hard lessons to be learned from state capture, we must learn the right ones, says Peter Volmink.

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.


IT service spend trips up PSC audit

2019-09-26 18:34

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.

Ramaphosa: Great improvements at Eskom, more on the way

2019-06-26 16:20

Government is "closely engaged" with the situation at Eskom and is also supporting other limping SOEs, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.

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