'Something is wrong': Zero names in register of companies barred from doing business with govt

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Protest against corruption outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court in October, 2020.
Protest against corruption outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court in October, 2020.
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A national register meant to stop suppliers found guilty of criminal offences from doing business with the government has zero names on it, according to a report by Corruption Watch. 

Organs of state are, by law, prohibited from awarding contracts to companies on the Register for Tender Defaulters, which was created by The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act. 

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