The Competition Commission has referred four companies for prosecution following allegations of tender collusion involving an Eskom tender worth R4.5 billion.
EWN reporter Gia Nicolaides revealed the company's names as SGB Cape, Tedoc Industries, Mtsweni Corrosion Control and Superfecta Trading 159 CC.
She says that the commission found evidence of collusion on the part of three joint ventures, which SGB Cape formed with each of the companies and used to tender collusively.
They are also accused of manipulating prices quoted by the company itself as well as the respective joint ventures.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
They were doing work in terms of the supply, the installation and dismantling of scaffolding of the thermal insulation for all of Eskom's 15 coal-fired power stations across the country.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
The companies were informed of the allegations on Tuesday and have been given 20 days to respond.
The commission said the responses given will determine the way forward.
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