Zuma was paid a ‘salary’ by tender tycoon, claims book

President Jacob Zuma pocketed a “salary” of R1 million a month from a controversial tender mogul without declaring it to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), claims a new book by former Media24 investigative journalist Jacques Pauw. The President’s Keepers, Pauw’s fifth nonfiction book, hits the shelves this week, and[…]

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Sassa fails to meet ConCourt deadline on new tender

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has yet to appoint a new social grant service provider to manage its grant distributions, despite a March ruling by the Constitutional Court that a new tender be awarded by October 15th. The deadline was imposed after the court ruled that Sassa’s contract[…]

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SA’s R600 million train blunder

South African railways officials imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines. In what may be the country’s largest and most expensive recent tender blunder the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa)[…]

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Concourt to rule on Sassa tender

The Constitutional Court is expected to rule on Tuesday in an application relating to a tender for the payment of social grants. Last year April, the Constitutional Court ordered the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) to start a new tender process for the payment of welfare grants. It said the[…]

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ANC welcomes CT tender ruling

The ANC in the Western Cape on Tuesday welcomed a High Court ruling that set aside and ordered the re-evaluation of a R113.5 million tender to rehabilitate sewers in Cape Town. “One would have expected from the ‘best-run’ Cape Town to have sufficiently adapted its internal workings in order to[…]

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Eskom not complying with order: Westinghouse

Eskom had failed to comply with a High Court order that it hand over documents related to the awarding of a R4 billion tender to Areva NP Proprietary, Westinghouse Electric Company said on Tuesday. “It is Westinghouse’s view that Eskom has failed to comply with this court order in material[…]

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Court hears Eskom tender application

The High Court in Johannesburg will on Friday hear an urgent application by Westinghouse Electric SA to get documents related to Eskom awarding a R4 billion tender. Westinghouse initially wanted a preliminary order to prevent Eskom from finalising the contract with French company Areva NP Proprietary to replace steam generators[…]

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