1. Articles in category: Procurement Ethics

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    1. Gauteng Health suspends CFO

      Explore SA News (Aug 25 2014)

      The Gauteng Department of Health has suspended its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ndoda Biyela, pending an internal investigation, the department said on Monday.

      According to the department’s communications head, Prince Hamnca, Biyela was suspended following allegations of irregularities relating to procurement processes in the department. “An investigation is underway to test the veracity of the allegations,” Hamnca said.

      He said Biyela has been suspended with full pay, pending the outcome of this process.

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      Mentions:   Pretoria

    2. Innovation Needed to Deliver Services in the Public Sector

      Explore allAfrica.com (Aug 20 2014)

      Innovation Needed to Deliver Services in the Public Sector

      Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly.

      Speaking at the Centre for Public Service Conference at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, the Minister said this was because the public service needed to move to a space where crucial government deliverables such as education, health, provision of water and sanitation, among others, are done more effectively, efficiently and quicker.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    3. SAP in U.S.$500 Million Investment to spur Africa's Innovation and Growth

      Explore allAfrica.com (Aug 19 2014)

      SAP in U.S.$500 Million Investment to spur Africa's Innovation and Growth

      SAP has announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa.

      With more than 1,300 customers across the continent, SAP is already enabling African businesses and governments of all sizes to grow, scale and globalise, as well as make the transition to a networked, technology-driven innovative economy.

      As part of this commitment, SAP Africa is now taking responsibility for SAP operations across 51 African countries, including Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia and Mauritania.

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      Mentions:   Turkey   Africa   SAP

    4. Five things world-class procurement departments do differently

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Aug 14 2014)

      Becoming a trusted advisor to the business, driving supplier innovation, and focusing on risk management are some of the ways that the top procurement organisations outperform their peers.

      Research from the Hackett Group found that “world-class” procurement departments operate at almost 20 per cent lower cost as a percentage of spend than the average company. “They also have 27 per cent fewer employees,” the report said. “But world-class procurement organisations may have reached the limit of their ability to reduce costs.”

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    5. Kenya government procurement finally moves online - Cio East Africa

      Explore CIO East Africa (Aug 14 2014)

      Kenya government procurement finally moves online - Cio East Africa

      The IFMIS Department, National Treasury of Kenya has launched electronic procurement (e-Procurement) with the aim of promoting openness and accountability in the use of public money, thereby easing the cost of doing business. E-Procurement is an automated business process which includes procurement ...

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   Kenya

    6. No regulatory regime can prevent all institutional failures, says Nene

      Explore BDlive (Aug 11 2014)

      No regulatory regime can prevent all institutional failures, says Nene

      NO FINANCIAL sector regulatory regime could prevent failure of all financial institutions, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said at the Southern African Internal Audit Conference with reference to the decision by Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus to place African Bank under curatorship.

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      Mentions:   IMF   South Africa

    7. Procurement's role in Africa's rise

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Aug 5 2014)

      Procurement's role in Africa's rise

      Procurement can be a force for good in the world. That was the central message of the CIPS Pan African Conference, held in Lusaka, Zambia last week. The continent faces huge challenges around development and poverty, but procurement offers a way out. By choosing to buy from local suppliers, governments and businesses have the power to generate jobs and incomes.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    8. Ex-CEO gets 16 months in prison for allowing corruption in contracts

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Aug 4 2014)

       A former CEO has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for accepting payments of £2.9 million to allow corruption in contracts for the supply of goods and services to the company.

      Bruce Hall, who was the CEO of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) between 2002 and 2005, took payments in exchange for allowing the corrupt arrangements that had begun before he was appointed as CEO to continue.

      Hall pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to corrupt, and in addition to the prison sentence he will have to pay back more than £3.07 million or serve an additional 10 ...

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    9. Buyers 'must fight scourge of corruption', Zambian commerce minister tells CIPS

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 30 2014)

      Buyers 'must fight scourge of corruption', Zambian commerce minister tells CIPS

      Zambia’s minister of commerce, trade and industry Robert Sichinga has called on procurement professionals to work together to “fight the scourge of corruption and fraud”.

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      Mentions:   CIPS

    10. Public procurement has power to 'change a country', says Transnet executive

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 30 2014)

      Public procurement has power to 'change a country', says Transnet executive

      Procurement professionals must achieve the correct balance between commercial goals and socio-economic objectives, the CIPS Pan African Conference was told. Edward Thomas, executive manager of integrated supply chain management at Transnet, said the company used minimum thresholds for local content in products and “punitive measures” for suppliers who did not adhere to them.

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      Mentions:   Transnet

    11. Former Boeing Procurement Officer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

      Explore cporising.com (Jul 28 2014)

      Ten days ago, former Boeing procurement officer, Deon Anderson, 47 of St. Louis, MO, pled guilty to three counts of federal procurement fraud, including taking bribes in exchange for competitive information and setting a pricing scheme for that information. Between November 2009 and February 2013, Anderson conspired with William Boozer, 59, owner of Globe Dynamics International, which produces machine parts and complex components for aircraft, to sell confidential information about competitors’ bids on purchasing contracts from Boeing. The two used a coding system via phone calls and emails to set prices for competitive information. Boozer used that information to win ...

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      Mentions:   IBM   Washington   Boeing

    12. Govt considers legislation to incentivise municipalities – Gordhan

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 18 2014)

      Govt considers legislation to incentivise municipalities – Gordhan

      The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) is considering introducing legislation to incentivise positive behaviour among municipalities, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday.

      Such positive behaviour would include ensuring a minimum maintenance allocation of 7%, undertaking reviews of implementation capabilities and implementing ten-year infrastructure plans on a regional basis, he pointed out during his 2014/15 Budget Vote to Parliament.

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Pravin Gordhan   National Treasury

    13. Purchase to Pay fraud - being honest about dishonesty

      Explore purchasinginsight.com (Jul 7 2014)

      One of the key reasons to implement tight controls within purchase to pay is to ensure that people can’t steal. But when I talk to businesses about the need to mitigate against the risk of fraud in finance departments – about how it’s possible for staff to collude with suppliers or to falsify information for personal gain – I hear this response again and again: “But who would do that?”

      What they’re actually saying is: “We’re all trustworthy here. I don’t know anyone that would do such a thing.” But regrettably,  the truth is a little different.

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    14. Limpopo govt to channel 10% of procurement spend to co-ops

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 4 2014)

      Limpopo govt to channel 10% of procurement spend to co-ops

      Addressing members of various cooperatives, in Polokwane, on Thursday, Limpopo MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Seaparo Sekoati said the provincial government was committed to supporting cooperatives, as it believed these associations had a critical role to play in improving the lives of historically disadvantaged communities.

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    15. FSB Head Speaks Out On Corruption

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jul 4 2014)

      FSB Head Speaks Out On Corruption

      The head of the Financial Services Board (FSB), Advocate Dube Tshidi, says they will not tolerate any form of corruption.

      "The FSB, as an organisation, [has] zero tolerance for corruption. We don't condone any corruption at all.

      "... The FSB ... has two distinct functions... one being the mandate given by Parliament, which is the regulatory mandate. The other is the administration leg, such as HR," Tshidi said at a media briefing on Thursday.

      His comments follow the resignation of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the FSB, Dawood Seedat, last month. Seedat resigned after corruption allegations were levelled against him ...

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    16. State’s infrastructure spending remains too slow

      Explore BDlive (Jul 3 2014)

      State’s infrastructure spending remains too slow

      IF THE private sector is to invest more, the public sector must start delivering on its own investment programme.

      As President Jacob Zuma reminded us in his recent state of the nation address, the public sector has spent more than R1-trillion on new infrastructure over the past five years, and it has committed to spend a further R847bn over the next three years.

      In theory, that should be lifting constraints on growth and encouraging private businesses to start investing to expand their own enterprises.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Transnet   Eskom

    17. Five tips: Eradicating conflict minerals from the supply chain

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 1 2014)

      Five tips: Eradicating conflict minerals from the supply chain

      It’s an uncomfortable truth that when we buy some types of jewellery, a smart phone or a replacement part for a computer, we might inadvertently be supporting armed conflicts and child labour thousands of miles away from our homes. In response, the use of ‘conflict minerals’ – elements sourced in areas that fund terrorism, war or unethical labour practices – is being tackled seriously by governments and businesses around the world.

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      Mentions:   U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    18. Transnet to spend more on expansion

      Explore iol.co.za (Jun 30 2014)

      Transnet to spend more on expansion

      South Africa's logistics group Transnet said on Monday it has raised the money it needed for plans to expand railways, ports and pipelines in Africa's most advanced economy.

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      Mentions:   Reuters   Africa   South Africa

    19. Marriott upbeat on SA’s growing hospitality sector

      Explore BDlive (Jun 30 2014)

      Marriott upbeat on SA’s growing hospitality sector

      Global hotel chain Marriott International expects strong long-term demand growth in the domestic tourism and hospitality sector

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Johannesburg

    20. Govt ready to assist small businesses

      Explore SA News (Jun 26 2014)

      Govt ready to assist small businesses

      Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu says government is ready to partner with small businesses to assist South Africans to benefit from the opportunities available.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    21. Public service officials keen to get procurement right

      Explore SA News (Jun 26 2014)

      Chief Procurement Officer Kenneth Brown has commended the commitment shown by public officials to deal with challenges facing procurement.

      Speaking at the Wits Business School on Wednesday evening, Brown said since it was established, his office has been inundated by calls from accounting officers from across the public service, who wanted to know more about procurement.

      “There is a great will from accounting officers and I think people are starting to see the value of running their departments like businesses.”

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      Mentions:   Pretoria

    22. Graft warning over procurement plan

      Explore BDlive (Jun 26 2014)

      Graft warning over procurement plan

      Lobby group wary of centralised proposal, saying it is no panacea to eradicating corruption when doling out state tenders

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      Mentions:   ANC   Jacob Zuma   Democratic Alliance

    23. Buffalo City Mayor and Other Senior Leaders Arrested

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jun 25 2014)

      Buffalo City Mayor and Other Senior Leaders Arrested

      The African National Congress has noted the serious allegations of money laundering and fraud on which the Mayor of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, her deputy, senior officials of the Municipality and the ANC Regional Secretary were arrested and charged today.

      Corruption is a cancer that has no place in the ANC and our society. The ANC will thus monitor the unfolding legal processes closely.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Google   Nigeria

    24. Small business minister will not start big job from scratch

      Explore BDlive (Jun 25 2014)

      Small business minister will not start big job from scratch

      Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu tells Natasha Marrian her role is to co-ordinate existing policies, enlist co-operation of big players

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      Mentions:   Paris   New York   South Africa

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