…tender-rigging and corruption worth more than R610-million.
South Africa’s civil servants have scored more than half-a-billion rand in government tenders, which were irregularly awarded to their spouses and relatives.
An investigation by auditor-general Terence Nombembe into government officials who moonlight as business executives, found that more than 2000 were involved in tender-rigging and corruption worth more than R610-million.
He has recommended disciplinary action and a tightening of government procurement systems.
The civil servants awarded tenders to companies owned by themselves, their spouses or their relatives.