Arms deal inquiry

The Strategic Defence Procurement Package, better known to South Africans as The Arms Deal, first appeared on the country’s radar screen in 1998, after a procurement package for just under R30-billion was being signed. By September 1999 Cabinet had approved a set of contracts to acquire combat aircraft, naval vessels, including submarines, and other military Read more >

State leases: let the taxpayer foot the bill

The Department of Public Works (DPW) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have come under fire for misusing public funds in 2009 in an attempt to lease two buildings for the police. It appeared that improper procurement procedures had been followed in sourcing two buildings for the SAPS, the Sanlam Middestad building in Pretoria Read more >