CITY OF TSHWANE IRREGULARITIES
OUTA exposes dodgy contract and City of Tshwane halts it.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) alerted the City of Tshwane to an irregular tender contract worth nearly R35 million and the metro has now suspended this contract pending further investigation.
OUTA was recently contacted by a whistleblower who passed on a considerable volume of information regarding irregular conduct on a tender awarded by the City of Tshwane to Tahal South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Further investigation revealed damning insights and a subsequent invitation to the City of Tshwane to initiate its own investigation which resulted in the City suspending the contract.
The tender was awarded to Tahal SA on 22 April 2015 for three years at a price of R30 664 348 excluding VAT. The VAT would add another R4 293 008.
The tender is CPD-03-2014-15, officially named “The identification and packaging of catalytic interventions and projects required to fast-track the development of East Capital to realise the required economic growth”.
This is what happened: