Govt forks out nearly R400 000 for another report linked to fire that gutted National Assembly

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Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille.
Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille.
Jan Gerber/ News24

Repairing the gutted National Assembly building is proving to be a costly affair, with the government forking out nearly R400 000 for specialists to do "a detailed assessment".

According to Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille, her department used the competitive process "on the waived existing requirements" by requesting the two implementing agents to compete against each other for the appointment on the assessment phase.

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