It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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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.
The City of Cape Town "deliberately or negligently" withheld information about sewage contamination of seawater in the tender information for building a desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront, Quality Filtration Systems (QFS) argues in court papers.
Global consultancy Bain & Company said it will set aside the R164m it received as fees from SARS through a controversial tender, to better serve South Africa.
The leopard does not hate the buck, even though it has to kill it in order to eat.
Two companies owned by black women, which were awarded Eskom tenders totalling R64m, subcontracted the bulk of their work to a losing bidder – a multinational company – allegedly without declaring it to the state-owned enterprise
Introducing control measures for the supply chain management by public entities could help reduce irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure.
Gauteng MEC of Finance, Barbara Creecy says that officials are disciplined for financial mismanagement.
Worldwide, tender processes are an avenue for state corruption and state capture to take place, says Gauteng Premier David Makhura.
South Africa unveiled Africa’s fastest supercomputer last month but the tender for the project has come under the spotlight amid allegations of attempted 'undue influence'.
The announcement that the National Treasury would launch an electronic tender portal in March is welcome news for small businesses.
The City of Tshwane hired a private firm to investigate the contract but it is not clear whether the full findings will ever be made public.
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has imposed a penalty of R487 000 on Global Credit Rating over a breach of its conflict of interest rules.
African airport tender processes tend to lack transparency, says a director at the International Air Transport Association.
Eskom in KwaZulu-Natal has been accused of failing to distribute its electrification and reticulation tenders equitably among the hundreds of service providers in its database.
Government’s rural broadband tender has been cancelled because all bidding companies failed to meet technical requirements for phase one of the project.
Government officials have kept mum on whether Telkom would be the preferred bidder to supply and maintain a national broadband project.
In light of news that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was summoned to appear in court over fraud charges, Gordhan says government must promote a culture of integrity and not the rot of corruption.
A construction company has been penalised R21.7m by the Competition Tribunal for engaging in tender cover pricing in two construction projects in Stellenbosch.
The BEE narrative in SA is evolving and it would seem that set-asides will be the main drivers for black investors to become more actively involved in the economy.
The new face of government's tender process will go live on April 1 and could kill tenderpreneurship, while making it easy for the private sector to transact with the state.
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