1. Articles in category: Procurement Ethics

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    1. 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

    2. 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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    3. ‘It has become more difficult to be corrupt in China’

      Explore space for transparency (Feb 23 2015)

      ‘It has become more difficult to be corrupt in China’

      In a blog published by the Bertelsmann Transformation Index, China expert Christian Goebel speaks about Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign and how it is helping transform China from collectivist one-party rule to a one-person authoritarian system. In Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), China is among the countries with the largest decline in points, despite a […]

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      Mentions:   Taiwan   China

    4. Eskom added late requirements to tender, says Westinghouse

      Explore BDlive (Feb 17 2015)

      Eskom added late requirements to tender, says Westinghouse

      STATE-owned power company Eskom added "strategic considerations" in the last stage of the negotiation process for its R4.3bn nuclear power tender, which were not in the original bid criteria, US-Japanese nuclear company Westinghouse told the Johannesburg High Court on Tuesday.

      They included the bidder having to be the original equipment manufacturer of the steam generators to be replaced, lawyers representing the company in its fight to have the tender reviewed argued.

      According to Westinghouse, Eskom included additional requirements for bidders "at the last minute", which tipped the result of the tender in the favour of Areva.

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      Mentions:   Eskom

    5. Major tender overhaul could kill tenderpreneurship

      Explore fin24.com (Feb 7 2015)

      Major tender overhaul could kill tenderpreneurship

      Johannesburg - The new face of South Africa’s government tender process goes live on April 1 and is an overhaul of the much-abused and derided system, a report in the City Press explains.

      Some tenders likely to be centralised with chief procurement officer Kenneth Brown’s team include those for textbooks, building leases, air travel and hotel bookings, consultants, private security, banking and cellular telephony.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   Pretoria

    6. Four banking giants vie for Gauteng finance department tender

      Explore Engineering News (Feb 6 2015)

      Four banking giants vie for Gauteng finance department tender

      Four South African banking heavyweights, Standard Bank, First National Bank (FNB), Absa and Nedbank, are contesting for the tender to manage banking transactions of the Gauteng government, with a 2015 budget estimated at more than R90-billion, Gauteng Provincial Treasury (GPT) revealed on Friday.

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      Mentions:   IBM   Africa   Gauteng

    7. Treasury calls for reform of public sector procurement, SCM practises

      Explore Engineering News (Feb 4 2015)

      Treasury calls for reform of public sector procurement, SCM practises

      Noting that the South African public sector spent an “enormous” R500-billion on goods and services and construction works in the 2013/14 fiscal period, National Treasury has called for various reforms of government’s strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain management (SCM) practises.

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      Mentions:   National Treasury

    8. South Africa's Hsbc Pmi falls to 49.8 in January

      Explore Engineering News (Feb 4 2015)

      South Africa's Hsbc Pmi falls to 49.8 in January

      South Africa's private sector shrank slightly in January, a survey showed on Wednesday, ending a four-month period of continuous growth. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.8 as companies reported declines in output and new orders, while new export orders were also down.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   HSBC

    9. Market set for gains after petrol price cut

      Explore iol.co.za (Jan 31 2015)

      Market set for gains after petrol price cut

      South African shares were led higher by the mining sector on Friday and the market looked set to make further gains in coming sessions after the government slashed fuel prices.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg

    10. R94bn for Gauteng infrastructure projects

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jan 28 2015)

      R94bn for Gauteng infrastructure projects

      Gauteng will spend more than R94-billion on both social and economic infrastructure projects over the next three years, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy said on Wednesday.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Gauteng

    11. 5 disruptive forces that will keep CPOs awake at night in 2015

      Explore Procurious (Jan 27 2015)

      5 disruptive forces that will keep CPOs awake at night in 2015

      CPOs around the world may have some sleepless nights in 2015 as they defend themselves and their companies against powerful disruptive forces. 

      In the true spirit of social media, I’ll highlight just five of these disruptive forces and have created the convenient “METOO” acronym to cover – Markets, Ethics, Transparency, Optionality and Organisational alignment.

      2015 is the time to make sure you have your bases covered in these areas:

       

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    12. Leaders And Losers In Ethics

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jan 26 2015)

      Leaders And Losers In Ethics

      We rightly celebrate examples of high ethical standards in procurement and supply chain and rightly criticize apparent lack of such standards as well. There is plenty to celebrate today, but unfortunately also plenty to criticize.

      Successful athletes and successful business people have much in common, including drive, determination, perseverance, creativity, versatility, and adaptability to changing circumstances. Often, successful athletes become successful business people.

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      Mentions:   IBM   Unilever

    13. Gauteng govt reveals bidders for Cedar road upgrade

      Explore Engineering News (Jan 22 2015)

      Gauteng govt reveals bidders for Cedar road upgrade

      The Gauteng Provincial Treasury and the Department of Roads and Transport on Wednesday revealed the names of the 12 bidders for the Cedar road upgrade tender, which formed part of the province’s open tender pilot project.

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    14. Tender troubles rattle Africa's richest tribe

      Explore BDlive (Jan 18 2015)

      Tender troubles rattle Africa's richest tribe

      Two senior officials of the Royal Bafokeng Nation have been suspended over suspected tender irregularities amounting to R46-million

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      Mentions:   Africa   North West   JSE

    15. Dodgy deals rock Amplats

      Explore BDlive (Jan 18 2015)

      Dodgy deals rock Amplats

      ALARMING allegations of fraud, empowerment fronting and nepotism in Anglo American's 77%-owned platinum arm, Amplats, have emerged, sparking a full-blown forensic probe.

      Questions raised by Business Times after examining documents between a top Amplats official and a pump company called TurboTech Pumps have shocked the mining giant into action.

      Amplats suspended contracts manager Johannes Engelbrecht on Friday pending the outcome of its investigation.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg

    16. Uganda launches public e-procurement system

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jan 15 2015)

      Uganda launches public e-procurement system

      The Ugandan government has launched a five-year strategy to introduce e-government procurement. Running until 2019, the strategy will see the government adopt an e-government procurement system designed to empower public bodies to better manage public procurement.

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      Mentions:   China   World Bank   CIPS

    17. Folly averted as PetroSA deal folds

      Explore BDlive (Jan 14 2015)

      Folly averted as PetroSA deal folds

      FAR from being a setback for the county, Malaysian oil giant Petronas’s decision to pull the plug on the proposed sale of its controlling stake in Engen to PetroSA is a welcome development.

      As a state-owned enterprise, PetroSA should never have sought to enter the fuel retail business in the first place. And it should not be seeking to expand its operations in the oil refinery and conventional upstream exploration and production sectors either.

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      Mentions:   Malaysia   Sasol   ANC

    18. Zuma focuses on corruption

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jan 12 2015)

      Zuma focuses on corruption

      President Jacob Zuma devoted much of his January 8th statement on Saturday to talking about corruption, saying there was a misperception that the ANC was largely responsible for it.

      "It cannot be, it is another misrepresentation of fact," he said at the party's 103rd anniversary rally at Cape Town stadium.

      Zuma said the ANC government had been unique in its attempts to root out corruption in the public service.

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      Mentions:   Eskom   Cape Town   ANC

    19. Energy to remain ANC apex priority

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jan 12 2015)

      Energy to remain ANC apex priority

      Energy will remain an apex priority for the ANC, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.

      Zuma made reference to the power shortfall facing the country in the ANC National Executive Committee's annual January 8 statement at the party's 103rd anniversary celebrations at the Cape Town Stadium.

      "Our country needs creative and pragmatic solutions to this problem to guarantee security of supply for our energy needs," he said.

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      Mentions:   Eskom   ANC   Jacob Zuma

    20. Minister urges private sector to help SMEs

      Explore BDlive (Jan 11 2015)

      Minister urges private sector to help SMEs

      Appeal comes at the opening of the Cape Town hub of Anglo American and De Beer’s Zimele Enterprise Development

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      Mentions:   Gauteng   Cape Town

    21. Printing firm convicted of corrupt payments to public officials in Africa

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jan 6 2015)

      Printing firm convicted of corrupt payments to public officials in Africa

      A printing company and two of its former employees have been found guilty of making corrupt payments totalling nearly half a million pounds to public officials to influence the award of business contracts.

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      Mentions:   Africa   Kenya

    22. Tender to supply ARVs awarded to companies

      Explore SA News (Dec 24 2014)

      Pretoria - The national Department of Health has announced various pharmaceutical companies that won the three year tender to supply antiretroviral (ARVs) to millions of patients on treatment in South Africa.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Health   Pretoria

    23. Bid-rigging case goes to tribunal

      Explore iol.co.za (Dec 23 2014)

      Bid-rigging case goes to tribunal

      Construction firms Power Construction West Cape and Haw & Inglis were allegedly involved in collusion and bid-rigging on a tender issued by the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) for periodic maintenance of the N1 from Touws River to Laingsburg.

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      Mentions:   Roy Cokayne   SA National Roads Agency

    24. Message clear for local government: fail on basics at your peril

      Explore BDlive (Dec 17 2014)

      Message clear for local government: fail on basics at your peril

      This protest-filled year will be remembered as a mixed one for local government, write Karen Heese and Kevin Allan

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Pravin Gordhan   KwaZulu-Natal

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