Western Cape government defies Cabinet, set to acquire own Covid-19 vaccine

noxibox

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How many times does it have to be repeated that it was not Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma but Manto Tshabalala-Msimang?

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If we can gleam anything from Dlamini-Zuma's HIV scandal of the 90's and then her removal from the AU because of her dereliction of duties towards fellow Africans it's this:

Dlamini-Zuma does not give a flying **** about Africans or their well being and is not to be trusted with the procurement vaccine or the health of anyone in SA.

ANC are sitting on a fad wad of billions of rand donated to them from around the world. They would want to find the cheapest, nastiest vaccine available and pocket the change.
Dlamini-Zuma has her own long string of failures, so there shouldn't be a need to make up additional ones. She has more than adequately proved her incompetence over the decades.

But yes, she doesn't care. Most of them don't. Although truthfully that's not unique to South Africa. Quite often those in charge are protected from the consequences of their actions. Even forcing them to resign isn't a real consequence because they're typically wealthy. The only real consequences would be things like crippling fines against their personal funds and jail time in prisons for the most dangerous criminals. Even then chances are someone will give them a job again. They just don't occupy the same world as the little people.
 

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If this were really a serious pandemic situation where getting as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible were important then vaccine approval should be a matter of looking at the same data other countries are looking at to confirm the efficacy and safety of each vaccine, then approving. In other words it should happen very quickly.
Isn't this what they do currently, especially if the vaccine is approved in the US and EU?
 

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TheChamp

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Called it earlier, but then again it's not unexpected. Would be surprising if it didn't happen.


Whatever process is involved for approval, the tender[preneur] aspect is always a key part.
That should be the spirit going forward, for everything. No need to deal with middlemen if you can negotiate directly with the supplier or manufacturer.
 

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That should be the spirit going forward, for everything. No need to deal with middlemen if you can negotiate directly with the supplier or manufacturer.

But what about all those bbbee tenderpreneur middlemen that are the norm with government tenders? Lots of cadres will suffer.
 

TheChamp

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Non BBE companies can get tenders now from government? When did this change?
We were talking about bbbee middlemen last time I checked, but do continue being amazed at your self created revelation.
 

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We were talking about bbbee middlemen last time I checked, but do continue being amazed at your self created revelation.
Ok in that case : Non BBE "middlemen" can now get government tenders?
 

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DM any of the cadres here. We can always make a plan for mybb disadvantaged ones. We will need some documented proof of disadvantage of course.
I'm glad you support the BBE racism.
 

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That should be the spirit going forward, for everything. No need to deal with middlemen if you can negotiate directly with the supplier or manufacturer.
The middlemen will be part of the roll-out. AA and BEE approved rollout agents.
 

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Relying on government is setting up for failure. If corporations or large individual groups have the financial ability to acquire their own batches, why not. It takes the pressure off of our fragile economy (and removes opportunity for tenderpreneurs :p).
 

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Called it earlier, but then again it's not unexpected. Would be surprising if it didn't happen.


Whatever process is involved for approval, the tender[preneur] aspect is always a key part.
Going by what gets said in this forum the approval process is a rubber stamping exercise that takes 2 days.
 
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