1. Articles in category: Procurement Ethics

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    1. Government: Unit to oversee payment of bills

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 20 2015)

      The cabinet had approved the establishment of a special unit to assist national and provincial government departments to pay their bills on time, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Friday.

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      THE CABINET had approved the establishment of a special unit to assist national and provincial government departments to pay their bills on time, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Friday.

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   Jeff Radebe

    2. Dutch parliament: Vendor dependence too high a cost

      Explore Joinup (Apr 16 2015)

      The Dutch government's lack of vendor independence is too high a cost for society, the Dutch Parliament concludes. The government should enforce its policy on open standards in ICT procurement and should also devise exit strategies - to reduce its dependence on ICT suppliers.

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    3. Chiefs should not bid for contracts in their localities

      Explore Ghana HomePage (Apr 14 2015)

      Chiefs should not bid for contracts in their localities

      A civil society group in Ghana has expressed concern about chiefs who bid for the award of contracts in their localities.

      The group said the practice had led to many breaches of Ghana's procurement principles, especially the principles of fairness.

      It, therefore, called for the amendment of the Procurement Law and the tendering process to include a clause that would restrict chiefs from participating in the award of contracts in their own jurisdictions.

       

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      Mentions:   Ghana

    4. Government Opens Online Tender Portal

      Explore South Africa's Amazing Stories (Apr 13 2015)

      Current and aspiring “tenderpreneurs” can view and apply for government tenders on a newly launched eTender portal, the National Treasury Department announced. eTender Publication, launched by the Office of the Chief Procurem...

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   State Information Technology Agency

    5. DA: Marian Shinn says political meddling is apparent in STB tender award

      Explore Polity.org.za (Apr 10 2015)

      DA: Marian Shinn says political meddling is apparent in STB tender award

      DA: Marian Shinn says political meddling is apparent in STB tender award

      Political meddling is apparent in the final awarding of the R4.3 billion tender for the production of 5 million set-top-box (STB) and antennas that government will give to qualifying poor households as part of the broadcast digital migration process.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Ernst & Young   National Treasury

    6. e-Tender publication portal launched

      Explore SA News (Apr 9 2015)

      e-Tender publication portal launched

      National Treasury has announced that the e-Tender Publication Portal, a single platform where tenders will be published, has been launched by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO).

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   Pretoria   State Information Technology Agency

    7. New rules on cards for State entities

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 5 2015)

      New rules on cards for State entities

      New legislation aimed at strengthening governance to ensure that all state-owned enterprises (SOEs) function more effectively and efficiently is on the cards, according to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Transnet   Eskom

    8. Transformation slow in mining sector

      Explore iol.co.za (Mar 31 2015)

      Transformation slow in mining sector

      The majority of companies in South Africa’s vast mining sector have not met their transformation responsibilities in the ten years to 2014, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Pretoria

    9. SA’s gateway status to rest of Africa is under ‘threat’

      Explore iol.co.za (Mar 31 2015)

      SA’s gateway status to rest of Africa is under ‘threat’

      SOUTH Africa will need the competitive advantage of strong logistical infrastructure, the most advanced knowledge base and connectivity to stay ahead of the pack. This would be required as trade lanes shift and the Asia-Pacific region along with the Middle East threaten South Africa’s position as the gateway to the rest of Africa, according to DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa managing director Charles Brewer

       

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      Mentions:   DHL   Africa   South Africa

    10. Government winning fight against grant fraud, corruption

      Explore SA News (Mar 29 2015)

      Government winning fight against grant fraud, corruption

      Hundreds of officials have been suspended, while many others were dismissed following a string of social grants fraud and corruption investigations since 2010, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Sunday.

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      Mentions:   Cape Town   Pretoria

    11. Gauteng (GP) transport department clamps down on corruption

      Explore SA News (Mar 25 2015)

      Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says the province will only realise its vision of transforming the economy if it remains steadfast in fighting fraud and corruption. 

      “The provincial government’s vision is to transform, modernise and reindustrialise the province and to build a seamlessly integrated, socially cohesive and economically inclusive city region.

      “This vision can only be realised if we have an accountable, responsive, transparent and clean government that is committed to active citizenry and fighting fraud and corruption,” he said.

      The MEC said fraud and corruption will be fought in the departmental procurement and tender processes, applications ...

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      Mentions:   Gauteng   Pretoria

    12. New automotive centre set to transform economy

      Explore SA News (Mar 24 2015)

      New automotive centre set to transform economy

      The new Automotive Incubation Centre at Nissan, which will be launched on Wednesday, is expected to radically transform the economy.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Nissan   Gauteng

    13. KZN in 10 year stationery tender saga - KwaZulu-Natal | Iol News

      Explore iol.co.za (Mar 20 2015)

      KZN in 10 year stationery tender saga - KwaZulu-Natal | Iol News

      The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is still entangled in a multimillion-rand deal involving the procurement and distribution of school stationery more than a decade ago.

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    14. Africa losing billions from fraud and tax avoidance | Global development | The Guardian

      Explore theguardian.com (Mar 17 2015)

      Africa losing billions from fraud and tax avoidance | Global development | The Guardian

      Africa is losing more than $50bn (£33bn) every year in illicit financial outflows as governments and multinational companies engage in fraudulent schemes aimed at avoiding tax payments to some of the world’s poorest countries, impeding development projects and denying poor people access to crucial services.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    15. Forensic investigation into gambling board uncovers irregular expenditure

      Explore BDlive (Mar 16 2015)

      Forensic investigation into gambling board uncovers irregular expenditure

      Preliminary findings show irregular expenditure of about R19m, most of it related to the lease of office space

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Department of Trade and Industry   Democratic Alliance

    16. Gambling board report reveals R19m ‘sorry story’

      Explore BDlive (Mar 16 2015)

      Gambling board report reveals R19m ‘sorry story’

      Preliminary findings show irregular expenditure of about R19m, most of it related to the lease of office space

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Department of Trade and Industry   Democratic Alliance

    17. Prasa’s railway spend ‘will create black industrialists’, says CEO

      Explore BDlive (Mar 12 2015)

      Prasa’s railway spend ‘will create black industrialists’, says CEO

      Prasa CEO Lucky Montana says small black businesses will get a role in the manufacturing of 580 train-sets to be built in South Africa up to 2035

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Gauteng

    18. Public procurement in Africa benefitting family farmers and schools

      Explore ReliefWeb (Mar 10 2015)

      An innovative partnership in five African countries seeks to promote the right to adequate food by reducing the social and nutritional vulnerability of poor, small-scale farmers and school pupils.

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      Mentions:   Brazil   Africa   Mozambique

    19. Nigeria: New e-Procurement Portal for Govt, Others, Make Debut

      Explore allAfrica.com (Mar 4 2015)

      Nigeria: New e-Procurement Portal for Govt, Others, Make Debut

      BOLFYNG has launched a new innovative electronic procurement solutions that will bridge the gap between purchasers and suppliers, aiding the process of tendering, pre-qualification and contract bidding to be done electronically .

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      Mentions:   IMF   South Africa   Google

    20. South Africa has enough scope to procure locally

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 3 2015)

      South Africa has enough scope to procure locally

      There was enough scope in South Africa to make local procurement of goods and services feasible, Shanduka Black Umbrellas COO Seapei Mafoyane said during the Proudly South Africa Buy Local Summit and Expo, in Sandton, recently.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa

    21. Funding not an SME inhibitor – Absa

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 3 2015)

      Funding not an SME inhibitor – Absa

      The failure of one in seven small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the first year of operation was not a result of a lack of access to funding, asserted Absa South Africa head of business banking Happy Ralinala.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Absa

    22. SA and India should take advantage of growth in each other’s economies

      Explore SA News (Feb 26 2015)

      Pretoria - South African and Indian companies should take advantage of the growth and economic development in each other’s countries, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina.

      “There are great opportunities offered by both countries to be explored in manufacturing, agriculture and infrastructure development. Telengana, as a new state, has a massive infrastructure plan that our companies could take part in and collaborate with the local Indian companies,” said the Deputy Minister.

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      Mentions:   India   South Africa   Pretoria

    23. Total government spending reduced by R25bn

      Explore BDlive (Feb 25 2015)

      Total government spending reduced by R25bn

      TOTAL government spending has been reduced by R25bn, or one percent of the projected budgets in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years.

      In addition, government has placed R45bn in an unallocated reserve for 2017-18 to serve as a buffer against fiscal or economic shocks.

      The 2015 Budget Review says the bulk of the budget reductions have been on goods and services, which at R200bn in 2016-17 is more than 5% lower than projected in the 2014 budget.

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    24. New measures to support SMMEs

      Explore SA News (Feb 24 2015)

      New measures to support SMMEs

      The South African government has set aside 30% of all government contracts to support small businesses and co-operatives in a bid to boost township and rural economies.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   National Treasury   Cape Town

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