- Apr 29, 2007
Digital Vibes, an obscure communications company from KwaZulu-Natal, appointed two close associates of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize as paid consultants after it secured an irregular communications contract from the Department of Health (DoH).
The DoH appointed Digital Vibes in late 2019 through a contentious closed tender to provide communications services for the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) roll-out.
The scope of work was extended in March 2020 to include communications services for Covid-19.
In a period of just nine months, the firm obtained orders from the DoH for Covid-19 projects valued at more than R82-million.
The same company also clinched a contract from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) in 2018, while Mkhize led this department.