CoGTA in the Works: Department’s irregularity-riddled tender awards exposed

An urgent application that came before the Pretoria High Court in April reveals that the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs may be fiddling with the most important public employment programme in the country. Given that the tenders for the 2018-2021 Community Work Programme are reported to be valued at upwards of R4-billion, this, at best, is cause for concern. At worst, it is indicative of a fraud that compares in size, scope and societal damage to the heyday of State Capture.