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Mechanical faults reason why flying squad fleet grounded

Suspect99

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#24
Now you are talking rubbish.
**** off, you can see that I'm speculating.
:crylaugh: your speculation is utter crap. Now **** off.
Uhm Its an offence under PFMA to do that.
Everything needs to be done with at least the three quote system.
Emergency orders are the exception, but then theyd have to be explained at the next finance meeting.

A relative of mine is fairly high up in a government department. The entire buildings internet went down, for more than a week cos finance didnt pay the bill:erm:.

He paid for some mobile data out of pocket to get his department running. He had to attend a disciplinary for not following procedure
 

Mila

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Why don't government re-instate the government garages the apartheid regime used and operated so well? Suppose the risk is they'll risk being handed to connected individuals and used as spare shops for buddies to generate additional revenue for managers. Government claim to be committed to creating jobs yet they refuse to pick low hanging fruit like that, all it requires is ensuring that the places are run by competent honest professional people. The apartheid regime may have ensured compliance mainly through brutality but they at least had the garages working well and keeping government fleets of road repaid vehicles, traffic vehicles, police cars, etc working well. At the moment it looks like if it breaks it is discarded. Ambulances lie rotting, police vehicles lie rotting but the cadre keeps counting his looting daily.
IIRC it was operational and some scandal came from it.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/r38m-state-vehicle-scam-exposed-8269500
I remember something on Carte Blanche as well.

http://www.gfleet.gov.za/
 
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Solarion

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Doubt government is run by businessmen because a big business owner/s/management at least understand the urgency of having your fleet up and running and regularly serviced as opposed to waiting until it breaks down then having to hunt for spare parts and all assuming the budget hasn't already been pilfered to hell and gone by management.
 

f2wohf

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Why don't government re-instate the government garages the apartheid regime used and operated so well? Suppose the risk is they'll risk being handed to connected individuals and used as spare shops for buddies to generate additional revenue for managers. Government claim to be committed to creating jobs yet they refuse to pick low hanging fruit like that, all it requires is ensuring that the places are run by competent honest professional people. The apartheid regime may have ensured compliance mainly through brutality but they at least had the garages working well and keeping government fleets of road repaid vehicles, traffic vehicles, police cars, etc working well. At the moment it looks like if it breaks it is discarded. Ambulances lie rotting, police vehicles lie rotting but the cadre keeps counting his looting daily.
The SAPS has its own garages.

https://www.saps.gov.za/careers/downloads/scm_july_2017.pdf
https://www.dampl.co.za/2014/11/da-kzn-saps-garage-visit-reveals-crisis-situation/
http://mype.co.za/new/pes-under-sta...e-administrators-than-mechanics/75716/2016/09
https://benonicitytimes.co.za/164556/benoni-police-garage-holds-auction/
 

SauRoNZA

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No amount of "quality and regular" maintenance will save a turbo car that is started and redlined from cold. That is what I meant by abuse. Not everyone knows that sort of behaviour will kill any car.
Yes but replacing a turbo is part and parcel of this maintenance.

However those very same GTI5’s in those abused hands actually lasted longer in their opinion probably for being driven harder all the time, over the same car from regular consumers.

These are all hotter than stock as well. And if their turbo dies they are automatically upgraded to K04’s and not replaced with OEM.

He told me most would only have a turbo failure upwards of 250k.

Partly why they rate the GTI5 as an infinitely superior car over what came after.

He can’t understand why on earth they switched to Lexus now.
 
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ɹǝuuᴉM

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Why don't government re-instate the government garages the apartheid regime used and operated so well? Suppose the risk is they'll risk being handed to connected individuals and used as spare shops for buddies to generate additional revenue for managers. Government claim to be committed to creating jobs yet they refuse to pick low hanging fruit like that, all it requires is ensuring that the places are run by competent honest professional people. The apartheid regime may have ensured compliance mainly through brutality but they at least had the garages working well and keeping government fleets of road repaid vehicles, traffic vehicles, police cars, etc working well. At the moment it looks like if it breaks it is discarded. Ambulances lie rotting, police vehicles lie rotting but the cadre keeps counting his looting daily.
That is Affirmative Action for you. And why you want the Apartheid regime methods reintroduced? You #racist :D
(Please R13 don't get into a back flip. My comment is ment to be amusing)
 

HavocXphere

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lols @ maintenance & turbos comments. It's a hell of a lot simpler.

Step 1: Car breaks down
Step 2: Find shady cop
Step 3: Swop broken part with cop car. Cop receives bribe
Step 4: Now broken cop car goes to the shop to be repaired on taxpayer's dime

Then people wonder why all the cars are constantly in for repairs and break down again the second they're out.

Just industrial strength TIA at work
 
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