EFF push to abolish tenders

schumi

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Cape Town - The EFF is pushing for the abolishment of tenders and to allow the government to employ thousands of people who are hired by private companies in departments and State-Owned Entities (SOEs).
The EFF’s leader, Julius Malema, on Tuesday told Parliament the State could save billions of rand from this process.


He said in the City of Johannesburg, Mayor Herman Mashaba, of the DA, had insourced 4000 security guards and more than 1000 cleaners.


During outsourcing, Malema said, Joburg was spending R571 million, but after a decision to insource workers they reduced their spend to R461m - and thus saved over R100m.


He maintained that this would work and that his party was now pushing for the government to implement it nationally and in the provinces.

“It is insourcing that will save us jobs. If we insource we save money, we create jobs and our economy will grow,” said Malema, adding that SOEs such as Eskom, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and Denel had to take a similar direction.

However, other opposition parties disagreed, saying the State would have no money to employ more people.
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what is going to happen to his Ratanang family trust then? No more tenders that way then? Think, juliass, think.
 

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You outsource because you lack the skills or resources to manage it yourself.

Let's add a few thousand more to the public employment register with full benefits that will be badly managed, impossible to fire and will strike every few months to demand MOAR!!! for mahala.

Genius Julias.... excellent idea!
 

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Yeah cos Tenders equates to Insourcing...

Fscking useless IOL...

Regardless though, insourcing works to a degree, but is not the silver bullet that Julius seems to think it is. Our public sector wage bill is already too damned high, we don't need it going any higher.
 

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well the tender process is flawed and JP Smith told me recently that the COCT is going back to insourcing. he seemed to get upset when I replied - "oh the way it was " :sneaky:
 

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You outsource because you lack the skills or resources to manage it yourself.

Let's add a few thousand more to the public employment register with full benefits that will be badly managed, impossible to fire and will strike every few months to demand MOAR!!! for mahala.

Genius Julias.... excellent idea!
Government often outsources functions they have capacity for.
 

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He is right when he is our supreme leader there will be no tenders ... he will have all the contracts no one should try to outbid him
 

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I support this, there are many functions which doesn't require tenders and outsourcing.

The government does not need to employ people full time though, just get project managers full time and employ people for a fixed time for specific projects, something similar to what Stats SA does for the census.
 
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surface

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Government often outsources functions they have capacity for.
I find that in private sector, IT is often outsourced, not only support but new development/maintenance. Permanent peeps like to have feeling of bossing over outsourced ones. ;)
 

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I support this, there are many functions which doesn't require tenders and outsourcing.

The government does not need to employ people full time though, just get project managers full time and employ people for a fixed time for specific projects, something similar to what Stats SA does for the census.
Problem is people will expect full time employment from the government, so that sort of idea won't really fly. Outsourcing also offloads a fair chunk of the "risk" associated with shortish duration employment opportunities.
 

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They probably meant Turn 'n Tenders.

Pale pigskins responsible for that contribution to WMC.
 
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