KZN department abused Covid-19 procurement provisions, provincial treasury report finds

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government held a special media briefing on Tuesday acknowledging widespread collusion within its Department of Social Development (DSD) and blatant misuse of Covid-19 emergency procurement provisions.  Evidence revealed a pattern of tenders dished out to the hand-picked cronies of department officials, and of service providers being paid upfront without purchase orders being issued.