Questions raised about "Mysterious" R1-billion smart city tender

The_MAC

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I worked with Huawei for quite a few years a while back - they are very shady.

Gifts galore - SA is so easy to buy over for them, people are willing to do anything for a little something something on the side. They have no shame. And people love the "attention".
 
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Geoff.D

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The Mayor was interviewed on SABC this morning. He came across as really incredibly ignorant regarding the MFMA Tender Regulations.
He repeatedly confused the concepts of tender document Preparation, Publishing and Awarding.
There was absolutely no need for him and his entourage to fly to China anyway to see the products --- that could have taken place right here in SA.
But at the same time, The Sunday Times report is full of sensationalist rubbish as well.
All you have to do is go and look for the specific tender details (as they are) yourself to see what a really bad piece of Journalism this is.
 
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Everyones-a-Wally

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I worked with Huawei for quite a few years a while back - they are very shady.

Gifts galore - SA is so easy to buy over for them, people are willing to do anything for a little something something on the side. They have no shame. And people love the "attention".
It's very much the Chinese way of doing business worldwide.
 

Everyones-a-Wally

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There was absolutely no need for him and his entourage to fly to China anyway to see the products --- that could have taken place right here in SA.
This. One Huawei rep comes to SA and pitches to an entire SAG panel here.
But at the same time, The Sunday Times report is full of sensationalist rubbish as well.
All you have to do is go and look for the specific tender details (as they are) yourself to see what a really bad piece of Journalism this is.
And this.
 

maeztro

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Never take the flower. They took the flower. And the meal that goes with it. And the trip to get the flower with the meal.
 

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China making sure they own Africa and its people. History is being rinsed, and repeat :)
 
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