Lobby group welcomes Ramaphosa's plan to remove SOE boards from tender processes

Corruption Watch has welcomed the plan to take boards out of tender process involved at state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

On Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that non-executive directors of SOEs will be removed from any role in procurement.

Corruption Watch's David Lewis says this move will help clean-up SOEs and root out dodgy tender deals and systemic corruption.

Lewis says he has long criticised the role of board procurement committees at SOEs such as Transnet and Eskom.

He says there should be boundaries between the role of the shareholder, the board and the executives at parastatals.

There's absolutely no reason why non-executive directors should be involved in procurement and there's every reason why they shouldn't be.

David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch

I think many people were put on those board procurement committees to serve commercial interests.

David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch

Take a listen to David Lewis elaborate:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Lobby group welcomes Ramaphosa's plan to remove SOE boards from tender processes


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Universities need to help students transition, says UCT lecturer

Universities need to help students transition, says UCT lecturer

UCT lecturer Jacques Rousseau‏ says that more focus needs to be given to help students navigate the transition to university.

Analysts Mnguni, Mde and Judith February reflect on Ramaphosa's Sona

Analysts Mnguni, Mde and Judith February reflect on Ramaphosa's Sona

Political analysts unpack the 2018 State Of the Nation Address with Eusebius McKaiser.

[WATCH LIVE] Sona: MPs debate Ramaphosa's speech

[WATCH LIVE] Sona: MPs debate Ramaphosa's speech

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his maiden State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Friday, just a day after being elected unopposed and sworn in after Jacob Zuma’s reluctant resignation.

[LISTEN] Bongani Bingwa asks: Will Ramaphosa lead us to a new dawn?

[LISTEN] Bongani Bingwa asks: Will Ramaphosa lead us to a new dawn?

After President Cyril Ramaphosa's maiden SONA, Bongani Bingwa says South Africa needs needs bold and visionary leadership.

‘As South Africans we should stop overemphasising the bad stuff' - Naledi Pandor

‘As South Africans we should stop overemphasising the bad stuff' - Naledi Pandor

Live at #SONA2018, Minister Naledi Pandor shares her words of wisdom for South Africans and anticipates Ramaphosa’s speech.

Popular articles
'Sars eFiling is stable, at the moment'

'Sars eFiling is stable, at the moment'

Testimonies at the Sars Inquiry has many South African taxpayers panicked. Bruce Whitfield interviews Sars' Mark Kingon.

Callers rally behind Zondi, question support for Omotoso at the trial

Callers rally behind Zondi, question support for Omotoso at the trial

Callers on The Eusebius McKaiser Show with Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh discuss the Omotoso Trial.

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

James Grant says he thinks that it may be time to re-look how the law works in terms of dealing with rape victims.

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, seems to be finding excuses as to why its leaders are in trouble.

Support for #CherlyZondi as she wraps up her testimony against Tim Omotoso

Support for #CherlyZondi as she wraps up her testimony against Tim Omotoso

Wits Institute For Social Economic Research research associate Lisa Vetten looks at how witnesses cope on the witness stand.

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Discussions between Sanral, and the Ministers of Finance and Transport have apparently reached an advanced stage.