The Chamber is disappointed at the possibility that the Gauteng’s e-Government department is mired in the controversy of flouting its own policy of transparency when it comes to tenders. In our view, the allegations are serious considering that our members have strong capabilities of supplying the same services but were denied fair participation by our own.
The Chamber wrote to the MEC and advised her that this process has been tainted and we gave her our reasons as to why we want her to cancel it. We will issue a public statement once the investigation ordered by Premier Makhura has concluded with findings and once the MEC has replied to our letter.
In the meantime, let us all be vigilant of scrupulous deals done and concluded without SMME participation under the cloak of the lockdown and COVID-19 state of disaster.