Madonsela: WC advertising tender not illegal

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http://mg.co.za/article/2012-06-01-madonsela-western-cape-advertising-tender-not-illegal

There was nothing unlawful about the Western Cape government's awarding a branding contract to advertising agency TBWA, the public protector has said.
Thuli Madonsela, however, made four findings of maladministration on Fridays, but did not recommend that the contract be cancelled.
“I haven’t made a finding of unlawfulness,” she told reporters in Pretoria.
Madonsela was asked by, among others, the ANC in the Western Cape to investigate whether the department of the provincial premier had employed proper demand side management regarding procurement of the contract.
She had to find out whether failure to do so had resulted in fruitless and wasteful expenditure, whether the department had kept proper records of proceedings of the bid evaluation committee, and whether the appointment of two special advisers to the committee to award the contract was unlawful or proper.
Madonsela said although it was not unlawful to appoint premier Helen Zille’s special advisers to the committee, it created the suspicion of political involvement and was ill-advised.
She found the department had failed to employ proper demand management processes and had wasted over R8 000 in public money when it advertised the tender for the branding contract twice because of this. The tender referred to in the report was advertised, contrary to allegations, she found.
The department had also failed to keep records of the minutes of the bid committee meetings, which amounted to maladministration.
However she said the allegation that the amount involved for the tender was R1-billion was not supported by evidence.
The contract provided for R1.5-million for once-off “deliverables” and the total cost of communication services for the whole provincial government was limited to R70-million.
No evidence was found or presented that Zille participated in the procurement process.
She was also part of limiting the amount to R70 million, Madonsela found.
She criticised the media for publishing a leaked draft report on the matter.
ANC provincial secretary in the Western Cape Songezo Mjongile, one of the complainants, said he was disappointed by the report.
“We feel there are substantial issues that have been watered down.”
The ANC would take the report to the standing committee on public accounts in Parliament, and possibly take legal action.
Zille welcomed the public protector’s finding.
“The report shows, above all, that the entire exercise was a storm in a teacup stirred up by our political opponents,” she told reporters in Cape Town.
“The entire affair was a waste of the public protector’s time and cost the South African taxpayer hundreds of thousands of rands at least, that could have been better spent on service delivery.”
Zille said the report found no corruption and political involvement, interference or manipulation in the procurement process. She was also not personally involved in the process.
She said it was found that the presence of two special advisers on the tender bid evaluation committee had made no difference to the outcome of the evaluation.
Madonsela found that some administrative processes in managing transversal tenders, those which involved various government departments and strict treasury regulations, were faulty.
Zille said the provincial treasury had picked up these faults long beforehand and steps were taken to rectify them. – Sapa

haha, suck on that you stupid ANC morons. Now sort out your own house first! :mad:
 

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Zille haters going to cry themselves to sleep tonight.
 

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ANC provincial secretary in the Western Cape Songezo Mjongile, one of the complainants, said he was disappointed by the report.
“We feel there are substantial issues that have been watered down.”
The ANC would take the report to the standing committee on public accounts in Parliament, and possibly take legal action.


A whopping R 8000.00 wasted and that is the ANC provincial secretary's response.

Why don't they take all the other provincial governments to the standing committee as well. I am sure every other provincial government is wasting millions of rands if not billions.
 

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A whopping R 8000.00 wasted and that is the ANC provincial secretary's response.

Why don't they take all the other provincial governments to the standing committee as well. I am sure every other provincial government is wasting millions of rands if not billions.

To put it in perspective it cost the da more than that to send their representatives to the briefing.
 

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I love it. ANC got loads of egg on their face for this. Wasted more money with the PP investigating this than the R8,000 so-called wasted in contract :rolleyes:
 

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To put it into perspective....

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro want to pay R20 million to bring the Maritzburg Stars to PE so that the NMB Stadium can be used more.
 

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To put it into perspective....

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro want to pay R20 million to bring the Maritzburg Stars to PE so that the NMB Stadium can be used more.

I saw this mentioned a while back. It's simply ludicrous. Are they tying them down to a contracted number of years? I wonder how they justify this.
 

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I saw this mentioned a while back. It's simply ludicrous. Are they tying them down to a contracted number of years? I wonder how they justify this.
We've had rioting in PE over the last few days.... lack of housing, bucket system, electricity, etc.

The current backlog of houses requires about R12mil.

Priorities????
 

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We've had rioting in PE over the last few days.... lack of housing, bucket system, electricity, etc.

The current backlog of houses requires about R12mil.

Priorities????

100% correct. Priorities are non-existent. Makes a mockery of the people who voted the clowns into office.
 

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People will wake up one day! Just a matter of when, I'm very interested o fast forward to next elections!

When they are lying in the shade under a tree starving with the vultures hopping closer.
 

MickeyD

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Yes - it's criminal - how dare they waste so little - and with such exemplary examples of wastage all around them

The DA should be censured!
YES!!!! Zille must resign as she promised!!



/what a waste of time and money. They should recover the costs from the complainants.
 
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