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Covid-19 vaccine procurement in SA entering murky waters

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The gaps in information shared by the government around the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines are a major concern, writes law professor Geo Quinot. Transparency and regulatory compliance are needed to build public trust in the vaccination programme – and public trust is crucial if the programme is to succeed. There is still much we do not know and much we should know, some details that might be forthcoming, and other information that should already be available.
The gaps in information shared by the government around the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines are a major concern, writes law professor Geo Quinot. Transparency and regulatory compliance are needed to build public trust in the vaccination programme – and public trust is crucial if the programme is to succeed. There is still much we do not know and much we should know, some details that might be forthcoming, and other information that should already be available.
Our big concern with Jova Vaccines Supply is that its director has many directorships, write Karam Singh and Kirsten Pearson. This is a red flag in the sense that no one person can feasibly stretch their time to such an extent and offer a meaningful value-adding service. And we don't see evidence of sufficient due diligence being done prior to granting the registration of companies or sufficient oversight of shelf companies.
Our big concern with Jova Vaccines Supply is that its director has many directorships, write Karam Singh and Kirsten Pearson. This is a red flag in the sense that no one person can feasibly stretch their time to such an extent and offer a meaningful value-adding service. And we don't see evidence of sufficient due diligence being done prior to granting the registration of companies or sufficient oversight of shelf companies.
Questions linger over Jova as health department stays mum
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Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index), released at the end of January 2021, highlights South Africa’s failure to move above 50 points on the index, write David Lewis and Janine Erasmus. The ANC’s unwillingness or inability to tackle corruption and crime in its own ranks is just one factor weighing on perceptions of the country.
Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index), released at the end of January 2021, highlights South Africa’s failure to move above 50 points on the index, write David Lewis and Janine Erasmus. The ANC’s unwillingness or inability to tackle corruption and crime in its own ranks is just one factor weighing on perceptions of the country.
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Zuma corruption trial date finally set down for 17 May
Former president Jacob Zuma and his co-accused, French arms company Thales, will finally go on trial for corruption, money laundering and racketeering charges on 17 May. This brings to an end years of slippery evasion and stalling on the part of the two accused, with some assistance from authorities along the way.
Former president Jacob Zuma and his co-accused, French arms company Thales, will finally go on trial for corruption, money laundering and racketeering charges on 17 May. This brings to an end years of slippery evasion and stalling on the part of the two accused, with some assistance from authorities along the way.

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