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R13m for nothing: Public works paid ABT Telecoms even though it had rendered no service

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Telecommunication services in 76 government sites that include the government complex in Mbombela, which houses all provincial departments and the legislature, police stations, hospitals and clinics, have been down since ABT Telecoms was awarded the R265.3 million five-year contract.
Telecommunication services in 76 government sites that include the government complex in Mbombela, which houses all provincial departments and the legislature, police stations, hospitals and clinics, have been down since ABT Telecoms was awarded the R265.3 million five-year contract.

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The Mpumalanga department of public works initially paid ABT Telecoms R8.9 million in November, including an advance payment for December, even though the company had rendered no service after Kwa-Mahlaba Connect’s contract had expired in October.

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