1. Articles in category: Procurement Ethics

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    1. 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

    2. 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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    3. SA 2015 Budget in the Spotlight - Impact on Procurement | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Mar 18 2015)

      SA 2015 Budget in the Spotlight - Impact on Procurement | by Kate Ferreira

      On 25 February 2015, South Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene gave his first full budget speech since taking up the position. The minister faced a hard task – reducing the budget deficient and balancing the needs of a developing country in a time of reduced economic growth.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   KPMG

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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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    14. 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

    15. ‘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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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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    24. 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

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