Construction firm scored R15m Limpopo 'Covid-19 shack' tender using fake construction experts

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A row of temporary residential units (TRU) at Mamelodi hostels in Tshwane.
A row of temporary residential units (TRU) at Mamelodi hostels in Tshwane.
PHOTO: Alex Mitchley/News24

A contractor in Limpopo was awarded a R15 million government tender to build temporary housing units (TRUs) after submitting falsified CVs, work history and qualifications of people who never even worked for the company.

This was uncovered by the Special Investigating Unit's (SIU) probe into the Housing Development Agency (HDA) which awarded the tender to construction firm Aventino Group CC to build 192 temporary units in Talana Hostel and Burgersfort Ext 10 in Limpopo.

On Wednesday, the SIU briefed Parliament on its investigations into construction tenders for TRUs across the country.

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