SIU probe into government's R14.3bn Covid-19 spending finds thousands of irregular contracts

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday authorised the public release of the final report of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe into the procurement - by all spheres of government - of goods, works and services associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source:
Source: Pixabay
In a statement accompanying the release of the report, the SIU said it had investigated 5,467 contracts awarded to 3,066 service providers with a total value of R14.3bn.

Investigations into 4,549 contracts have been finalised, of which 2,803 were found to be irregular. The SIU report does not include details of ongoing investigations into allegations received by the SIU after the timeline set for matters to be included in the final report.

Read more of the article on Daily Maverick here.


SOURCE

Daily Maverick
Daily Maverick is a unique blend of news, information, analysis and opinion delivered from our newsrooms in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. There are many ways to describe exactly what we do (and for the price of a cup of coffee we’re capable of talking your ears off about it), but the best way to understand the end result is to experience it. Every part of Daily Maverick is free-to-air and no payment is required, although free registration is required for a small subset of functions and pages.

Daily Maverick is run by an independently owned, private company with no affiliation to any other media group (or political party or religious organisation.) Follow Daily Maverick on Twitter at @dailymaverick.
Go to: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/

Let's do Biz