1. Articles in category: Procurement Ethics

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    1. 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

    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. Namibia: Youth urged to fight corruption

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jun 20 2014)

      Namibia: Youth urged to fight corruption

      Katembo Augustinus, the coordinator of the Kavango Youth Against Corruption theatre group in Kavango East and Kavango West is encouraging youth to identify and eliminate corrupt behaviour.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    15. Mozambique: Anti-corruption office confirms illegal timber exports

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jun 19 2014)

      Mozambique: Anti-corruption office confirms illegal timber exports

      Mozambique's Central Office for the Fight Against Corruption (GCCC) has confirmed serious allegations of illegal exports of wood and evasion of taxes by two companies owned by Chinese citizens in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   China

    16. Falling copper price may help Eskom keep lights on

      Explore BDlive (Jun 13 2014)

      Falling copper price may help Eskom keep lights on

      Copper cable theft — one of the most common causes of lengthy blackouts — could become less frequent over the next few months, writes Bronwyn Nortje

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      Mentions:   China   Johannesburg

    17. Black business should be in public works

      Explore BDlive (Jun 11 2014)

      Black business should be in public works

      An intervention is required to enhance black participation in procurement in engineering and construction, writes Thami Mazwai

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    18. Corruption Cloud Hangs Over Qatar's World Cup 2022

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jun 9 2014)

      Corruption Cloud Hangs Over Qatar's World Cup 2022

      Brazil is setting off the fireworks and fanfare for the start of World Cup 2014.

      But half a world away in Qatar, a dark cloud now hangs over its winning bid to host football's greatest international competition in 2022.

      And, the storm over that Persian Gulf state appears to be growing, along with calls for the 2022 selection to be reopened.

      At the cyclone's center is the allegation that Qatar "bought" its World Cup hosting victory when that decision was made in December, 2010.

      The Sunday Times of London reported on June 1 that a former vice president ...

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      Mentions:   Australia   London   Brazil

    19. Davies brings renewed vigour to dti

      Explore SA News (Jun 9 2014)

      Davies brings renewed vigour to dti

      Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is beginning his second term in the portfolio with a renewed vigour to continue the implementation of South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) which has helped stabilise the country’s manufacturing sector in recent years.

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      Mentions:   European Union   Asia   South Africa

    20. First lady of small business with a big load of work

      Explore BDlive (Jun 4 2014)

      First lady of small business with a big load of work

      In her new job as Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu can make a big difference to South Africa’s fortunes. But a lot of work lies ahead for her and fellow ministers in the sector.

      One task awaiting her is to "massify" the many good policies that already exist but which lack sufficient scale. Others are to secure a part of the government’s annual procurement budget of nearly R190bn for goods and services for the small business sector, cut red tape and ensure that the government pays small businesses on time as it has promised repeatedly to do ...

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      Mentions:   Brazil   South Africa   Angola

    21. Tensions in Bangladesh garment industry

      Explore fin24.com (Jun 1 2014)

      Tensions in Bangladesh garment industry

      It took Western safety inspectors only about an hour to tour a factory the size of three football fields before ordering a partial shutdown of Sonia & Sweaters, a Bangladesh clothing supplier to Wal-Mart Stores and Debenhams.

      Two weeks later, the group that the inspectors represented changed its mind and allowed the factory to stay open, even though none of the repairs they suggested had been carried out.

      Such erratic decision-making poses a new set of problems for Bangladesh's $22bn garments industry, whose safety record has been under the microscope since the collapse of a factory near Dhaka that killed ...

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      Mentions:   Reuters   India   Walmart

    22. Screening Questions to ask Prospective Suppliers

      Explore Sourcing Innovation (May 29 2014)

      A recent article over on Supply Chain Digital on nine crucial questions to ask prospective suppliers was in the right direction when it presented a small set of questions to screen prospective suppliers. Before inviting a supplier to an RFP, the following questions should be included on every RFI: Can we have a copy of your Code of Ethics? If the vendor doesn't have one, or won't give it to you, sound all the sirens and run for the hills.

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    23. ANC Premier Nominations Show They Are Not Serious About Fighting Corruption

      Explore allAfrica.com (May 21 2014)

      ANC Premier Nominations Show They Are Not Serious About Fighting Corruption

      Today's premier announcements by the ANC are yet another indication that the ANC are not committed to curbing corruption and promoting accountability in government.

      The return of problematic premiers such as Ace Magashule, Sylvia Lucas, David Mabuza and Senzo Mchunu despite the disastrous terms they've just served is simply a scandal and likely to compromise service delivery and clean governance.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    24. SAA’s CEO says he expected ‘sabotage’

      Explore BDlive (May 21 2014)

      SAA’s CEO says he expected ‘sabotage’

      South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe, who made headlines over allegations of irregularities relating to the purchase of fuel worth billions and a bid to buy an insolvent airline without the knowledge of the board, says he expected this type of sabotage when he took the job.

      "I expected these things when I took the job, I expected to have these problems," he said on Tuesday. "But I have a very professional, disciplined and committed board behind me. They are highly ethical and they are committed to the business."

      Mr Kalawe was appointed to take over as CEO amidst ...

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      Mentions:   Ghana

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