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Gauteng Health Under Attack for Alleged Poor Treatment of Workers

The Gauteng Health Department has come under attack for the alleged poor treatment of Community Health Workers following its decision to award a tender worth R87 million to a company to manage the payment of about 7000 of these workers.  
 
Opposition parties in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature say the workers who receive a R2 500 stipend every month are underpaid while others go for months without being paid.   
 
In May this year a company called SmartPurse won a contract for 87 million to manage the payment of community health workers for three years.

NGO Approaches Madonsela Over Hitachi

The Helen Suzman Foundation has asked Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, to probe Eskom, Chancellor House and the African National Congress (ANC) following the damning Hitachi revelations.
 
The request follows recent claims by the United States Securities Exchange Commission about the awarding of Eskom tenders to Hitachi Power Africa.
 
The Commission alleged that Hitachi sold a 25 percent interest to Chancellor House, the ANC’s investment arm, in order to land the lucrative contracts at Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations.
 

Corruption Watch: How Officials Milk the State

Corruption Watch, a civil society organisation that gathers, analyses and shares information on corruption in South Africa, says that people take it for granted that corruption is happening on all levels.

The organisation argues that that blatant demands for bribes in exchange for tenders are commonplace in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

If further states that people are unable to get a tender since government certain officials demand 10 percent, while others increasingly believe that the only way to get work is to bite the bullet and pay someone for it.

Tender listings: Buffalo City HIV Prevention Project

The DG Murray Trust (DGMT) hereby invites qualified NGOs or independent consulting firms to submit an expression of interest as a pre-qualification document for services required for the implementation of one of the intervention areas of the Buffalo City HIV Prevention Project in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.   

DGMT PQ Reference Number: BCMM-PI1

Water Mafia's' Dodgy R30m Tender

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is being called on to investigate a tender it awarded for the distribution of hundreds of millions of rands, aimed at creating jobs. At the centre of the scandal, exposed by Corruption Watch, is the respected Mvula Trust, accused of fronting for a company belonging to one of its own trustees. Alex Eliseev of Daily Maverick and Eyewitness News investigates. View the press release here.

Company Repay Govt Over Sub-Standard RDPs

Prominent Limpopo businessman, Tom Boya, says that ‘all is in order’ to repay R125 000 a month to the provincial government after his company built sub-standard RDP houses.

His company, which is no longer appearing on the list of restricted companies issued by the National Treasury, agreed to pay R1.5 million to the provincial department of local government and housing to clear its name.

The department's spokesperson, Dieketseng Diale, points out that, “The department has thus far recovered R750 000 from Legae Consortium.

Website to Combat Tender Corruption

Finance MEC, Mandla Mkomfe, who says that tenders will be published on a quarterly basis, says the department will publish all tenders won, and identify the companies that won them.

However, the department has not yet decided on whether or not to publish the names of the directors of companies that won bids.

"The idea behind this is to ensure there is transparency in our tender processes," explains Mkomfe.

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