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CW urges Treasury to investigate Eskom procurement

Corruption Watch urges Treasury to investigate alleged procurement irregularities at Eskom On Friday 24 June, Corruption Watch issued an urgent request to the National Treasury to investigate the manner in which Eskom manages its contracts with existing suppliers and its general adherence to supply chain processes, including its vetting processes. Corruption Watch is particularly disturbed Read more >

This week’s heroes aim to clean up govt procurement

In 2015 the South African government introduced a central database for service providers interested in state tenders. Then finance minister Nhlanhla Nene emphasised the need for a modern system that would be managed by Treasury with the aim of better facilitating procurement projects. About R500-billion flows through the procurement systems at different spheres of government Read more >

Public procurement overhaul

Public procurement management has been a major headache for the national finance department for a long time, and it's doubtless a welcome source of relief to many to know that systems are being re-established that will save government money and protect the interest of taxpayers. The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), which is part of Treasury, Read more >

Public procurement must get smarter

Source: Polity In a frank address to the Smart Procurement World conference on 9 September Monday, National Treasury chief director of strategic procurement in the office of the chief procurement officer Estelle Setan acknowledged the shortcomings of the government’s existing public procurement processes, noting that her office was challenging public procurement realities in response to Read more >