Invoicing & Payment,
Spend Analysis & Benchmarking,
Supplier Relationship Management,
B2B Social Media: Online Supply Communities, Open Innovation, SM B2B Marketing, SM Customer Driven Support
Industry Groups: Construction, Defence & Aerospace, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Automotive, Public Sector, Resources, Retail & CPG/FMCG, Utilities
Categories / Commodities: Business Travel, Capital Equipment, Construction & Building, Electronic & High Tech, Fuels & Lubricants, Managed Print Services, Marketing & Advertising, Metals & Minerals, Office Suppliers, Services Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Transport & Logistics
Procurement People: Careers, Leadership, People on the move, Talent Management
Organizations in the News
Articles in category: Procurement Ethics
COUNTRIES wanting to sell their nuclear technology will be able to parade their wares in a pre-procurement workshop to be hosted by the Department of Energy that will include representatives from other state entities.
On Sunday, the Department of Energy issued a statement saying the first of these workshops would begin with Russia and would take place before the end of October.
According to the statement, the vendor parade workshops entailed vendor countries presenting their nuclear technology offerings.(Read Full Article)
More than 80 automotive component manufacturers under investigation for allegedly colluding to fix prices and dividing the market for the past 14 years(Read Full Article)
Opposition political parties believe the government must provide financial assistance to the South African Post Office (Sapo), a sharp departure from their usual stance that there should be no further bail-outs for state-owned companies.Both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) say that the withdrawal of the government subsidy for Sapo for it to fulfil its universal service obligations — particularly in unprofitable rural areas — has contributed to its financial malaise. But they stressed that mismanagement and corruption have also played a part and had to be dealt with(Read Full Article)
President Jacob Zuma has given authority to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to sign an agreement for the safe use of nuclear energy with France. “President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 231 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, granted authority to the Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, to sign an agreement on Cooperation in the Development of Peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy, between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the French Republic,” said Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj.
ROSATOM, the state-owned Russian nuclear company, spent on Thursday afternoon trying to disown its earlier claim of having been awarded a contract to build SA’s proposed fleet of power stations.
The company blamed a poor translation for its late September statement in which, quoting South African government officials, it said it had been granted the right to build a fleet of nuclear power stations for SA.
The news that Russia would build nuclear power stations came as a surprise as no announcement had been made by the government that it had begun any tender process to procure the 9 ...(Read Full Article)
Eliminating fraud from our food supply chains is imperative but it’s easier said than done. Modern supply chains have become increasingly intricate and larger supply chains inevitably have a greater exposure to risk.
In this guest post, Procurement Leaders invites Charles Morrison from supply chain management solution provider NQC to look at tactics being used to tackle supplier fraud and with precise data.
This was the advice from the experts answering the ethical dilemmas of delegates at the CIPS Annual Conference in London last week. “I think there comes a point if you are working for a company and consistently find that people are asking you to do things that are not ethical, you have to think “do you want to stay here?,” advised Meryl Bushell, consultant, former CPO and a crown representative for the UK government.(Read Full Article)
Entrepreneur forced to sell up and move in with his grandmother in Soweto because government failed to pay him on time.
Although the government is big on promoting small businesses and creating jobs, it kills small businesses and loses jobs because of slack paying.(Read Full Article)
UK government to introduce common principles for infrastructure procurement to promote best practice
The UK government is introducing new infrastructure procurement principles, for projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel, to address industry concerns about inconsistency.(Read Full Article)
A review has uncovered R34.9 billion (£1.9 billion) of “irregular expenditure” around public works in South Africa.
Issues that have been uncovered by the review included tenders not being advertised properly, a minimum number of quotations not received, emergency procurement used for non-emergency situations, lowest quotes not being selected, incomplete documentation and incorrect approvals.Issues that have been uncovered by the review included tenders not being advertised properly, a minimum number of quotations not received, emergency procurement used for non-emergency situations, lowest quotes not being selected, incomplete documentation and incorrect approvals. - See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com ...(Read Full Article)
African governance standards are gradually improving but there are warning signs of backsliding.
The Ibrahim Index of African Governance ranked Somalia lowest, coming bottom in all four categories: safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.
Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecoms tycoon who founded the index, welcomed the fact that 13 of the 52 countries had improved in overall governance as well as political, social and economic governance over the past five years.
"Africa is rising but it’s rising slowly," he said.(Read Full Article)
Toshiba’s Westinghouse Electric Company on Monday launched an expedited review application in the South Gauteng High Court challenging Eskom’s decision to award a R4.3-billion contract to Areva, of France, for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station, in Cape Town.(Read Full Article)
The fight to eliminate fraud and corruption at the Department of Public Works is continuing in earnest, as more than 100 cases involving more than R1.1 billion have either been finalised or are being investigated.
Much confusion has followed an announcement on Monday afternoon by Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom of an “agreement on strategic partnership in nuclear energy” signed between the Russian and South African governments.
It seems though that the agreement is merely a framework agreement that may or may not lead to the procurement of the reactors from Rosatom. The agreement provides for the two countries to work together to develop a local nuclear industry.
South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.
The Russian atomic agency Rosatom issued a statement on Monday saying that it had signed a $10-billion deal with Pretoria for the installation of 9.6 GW of nuclear capacity by 2030, to help Africa's most advanced economy cope with chronic electricity shortages.(Read Full Article)
FAW South Africa (FAW SA), a subsidiary of China’s FAW Group, has established a joint venture with the Pamodzi Group, focusing on truck sales in South Africa and other countries in sub-Equatorial Africa.(Read Full Article)
More than 80 per cent of chief executives in Africa say bribery and corruption is a threat to growth, according to PwC’s Africa Business Agenda 2014. It also found that almost a fifth of CEOs are tackling fraud by developing supply chain management plans.
say bribery and corruption is a threat to growth, according to a survey.
PwC’s Africa Business Agenda 2014 also found that almost a fifth of CEOs are tackling fraud by developing supply chain management plans.- See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2014/corruption-a-threat-for-eight-in-10-african-bosses#sthash.jABD6bRC.dpuf
say bribery and corruption is a ...
Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive conduct from exclusive supply agreements between Aspen Pharmacare, Mylan Inc and its affiliates(Read Full Article)
Agreement between Airbus, Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation an effort to increase South Africa’s competitiveness in the aerospace manufacturing industry(Read Full Article)
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to improve the enforcement of localisation by having the Auditor General flag as “irregular expenditure” any flouting of buy-local procurement rules by government departments and State-owned companies.
Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act regulations came into force on December 7, 2011, empowering the DTI to ‘designate’ the products that should be sourced locally.(Read Full Article)
The winners of the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014 were announced on 11 September. The even took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Take a look at the category winners and runners up.
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Monday that government had made “great” progress in countering corruption within State institutions, noting that President Jacob Zuma had, since 2009, signed 36 proclamations authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe departments and entities in the three spheres of government as well as State-owned enterprises.(Read Full Article)
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve over 100 convictions against persons fingered for corruption in the public service.
The shortfall on South Africa's current account widened more than expected to 6.2% of GDP in the second quarter of the year from a shortfall of 4.5% previously, hit by prolonged strikes and lower global demand, the central bank said on Tuesday. Economists had expected a 5.45% gap.
In its latest quarterly bulletin, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) said declining commodity prices also severely dented the country's export performance in the quarter.(Read Full Article)