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Professionalising the state is the only way to develop infrastructure

With more talk than action, a lack of technical expertise is holding the government back from delivery and causing an exodus of engineers from the country

ANC responds to Ace’s arrest warrant

The asbestos scam has come back to haunt ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, and he is expected to face the music on Friday in Bloemfontein

Editorial: Arrests expose the rot in the ANC

The ANC has used its power to create networks of patronage. And this means going after corruption will cost the party financially

Free state municipality gets a paint job instead of water services

Maluti-A-Phofung council report wants former municipal manager to pay back the money he spent on communications company that was meant to establish a call centre for the QwaQwa community

Getting post-Covid recovery right

Existing requirements for infrastructure spending, that require 30% of the budget to be spent on local small businesses, incentivises failure. Better to split the budgets and let each organisation play to its strengths

Editorial: Corruption taints us all

The SIU revealed that it is investigating 658 companies that may have profited unfairly from the Covid-19 crisis. Together those companies raked in over R5-billion — money that could have been better spent plugging some of the many leaks that have imperilled South Africa’s democracy.

The PPE bonanza and how ‘flukes’ made people millions

More than R10-billion has been spent on PPE. But healthcare workers say they are not getting enough masks and other gear to keep them safe from Covid-19. Sarah Smit, Paddy Harper and the M&G Data Desk dug into the numbers

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Factors fuelling fight over Cape Town’s controversial R1bn prime land tender

Residents are trying to have the City of Cape Town's decision to sell and lease a portion of prime land between Clifton and Camps Bay reversed

‘Confidential’ council meeting to discuss City of Cape Town corruption allegations

​Tender irregularities and the shutdown of a forensic investigation are expected to be discussed at a special council meeting of the City of Cape Town

More flawed Metrobus tenders found

PwC shows that Metrobus doe not value the government's strategic objectives.

​State to discipline employees doing business with government

The 1 000 public servants who didn’t resign from their companies face disciplinary action or suspension under the Public Service Act.

CSIR chief claims ‘state capture’

The council’s boss feels he is being targeted for opposing a bid to meddle in a tender .

Prasa accuses SA ‘partner’ of fraud

The rail agency claims a local company duped it by trading on a German rail firm’s name and reputation.

Blame game after flawed Limpopo tender mess

Limpopo official Benedicta Monama stands accused of irregularly signing off R230-million worth of water projects.

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