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Thread: Mechanical faults reason why flying squad fleet grounded

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    Quote Originally Posted by R13... View Post
    This is government, you can't simply nip off to T&W and have a tyre repaired or replaced. It needs to go through "proper procurement" processes. You'd probably be fired if you repaired it out of your own pocket. Corruption and fraud have necessitated these rules but the corrupt and fraudulent are using those same guidelines to perpetrate even more corruption. You'd probably find a tyre repair invoiced as an engine replacement and the difference pocketed between the service provider and procurement official.
    Now you are talking rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoNZA View Post
    I know the people who service the Cape Town Ghost Squad cars...nothing more than quality regular maintenance required.

    Many of those cars have huge mileage on them and the fact that many of the first Golf 5 GTI's are still in the fleet says it all.

    DA > ANC.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambroseg1 View Post
    Now you are talking rubbish.
    **** off, you can see that I'm speculating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R13... View Post
    **** off, you can see that I'm speculating.
    your speculation is utter crap. Now **** off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
    Fully decolonised.
    +1
    What's a little fallout, eh? Have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambroseg1 View Post
    your speculation is utter crap. Now **** off.
    It's not implausible. No one is allowed to work on state property without permission afaik.
    Yeah whatever mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForceFate View Post
    It's not implausible. No one is allowed to work on state property without permission afaik.
    Not just state property.
    I am of a nation that would not allow that fear of death, of torture, of imprisonment, of exile or persecution should result in the perpetuation of injustice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechamp View Post
    Not just state property.
    True
    Yeah whatever mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambroseg1 View Post
    Now you are talking rubbish.
    Quote Originally Posted by R13... View Post
    **** off, you can see that I'm speculating.
    Quote Originally Posted by ambroseg1 View Post
    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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by schumi View Post
    June 2017 hand-over of 27 new top-of-the-range fleet valued at R16-million
    And not one functioning just ONE year later? All 27 in for repairs? And how long do repairs take on these vehicles anyhow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsetWilly View Post
    And not one functioning just ONE year later? All 27 in for repairs? And how long do repairs take on these vehicles anyhow?
    Was probably 27 "top of the range" Datsun GO's - retail cost: R3.8 mil, tender price R16 mil - sounds about right
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    Quote Originally Posted by R13... View Post
    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-stat...xposed-8269500
    I remember something on Carte Blanche as well.

    http://www.gfleet.gov.za/
    Last edited by Mila; 12-07-2018 at 01:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghoster79 View Post
    Was probably 27 "top of the range" Datsun GO's - retail cost: R3.8 mil, tender price R16 mil - sounds about right
    Golfs if the pic is anything to go by, but yeh... same for "maintenance"... Midnight spares?

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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.
    What's a little fallout, eh? Have a nice day!

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    They should increase taxes. We need such things to work properly

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