Willie Mathebula said the ombudsman would scrutinise irregularities © Commission of Inquiry into State Capture
Willie Mathebula said the ombudsman would scrutinise irregularities © Commission of Inquiry into State Capture

Procurement ombudsman planned for SA

23 August 2018

South African government procurement processes were deliberately flouted in at least half of tenders in recent years, according to a senior National Treasury (NT) official. 

Deliberate infractions have resulted in the squandering of much of the state’s R800bn ($55b) annual procurement budget over the last decade, said Willie Mathebula, the NT’s acting chief procurement officer, according to News24.

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