Jo’burg fibre broadband fiasco adds to ANC ICT woes

The City of Johannesburg (COJ), in attempting to buy itself out of a R3 billion fibre broadband contract, has once again highlighted the ANC’s inability to manage large scale ICT projects. Recently COJ attempted to cancel its contract with CitiConnect BWired after numerous delays and alleged breaches of contract. Mayor…

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More questions raised about R265M Gauteng hospital security contracts

The national government’s announced review of tender outsourcing in provincial health departments raises more questions about the Gauteng Health Department’s R265 million award of hospital security contracts in September last year. I am very suspicious about these two-year contracts which were awarded in a rushed manner without the input of…

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Gauteng licensing centre staff take extended vacation

Complaints from members of the public have been pouring in regarding the sloppy and at times hostile behaviour by staff at licensing centres across Gauteng who appear not to be back at work. At least four centres in the province, Centurion, Midrand, Watloo and Randburg, have experienced queues backed up…

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Gauteng road carnage continues unabated

The lack of intervention by the Gauteng Provincial Government to curb the horrendously high number of road fatalities in the province over the festive season has tragically resulted in 212 deaths. Before the start of the 2014/2015 festive season, the Democratic Alliance appealed to the Gauteng Provincial Government for a…

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