Noseweek Issue #203, 1st September 2016 By Jonathan Erasmus
The ANC patronage system in Durban has created a wealthy elite whose performance is subject to ridicule.
Willy Govender, owner of eValuations, the company that endeared itself to Johannesburg’s wealthiest residents by massively under-valuing their properties to ensure they paid little or nothing in rates and taxes, is a member of KwaZulu-Natal’s esteemed Teflon Club (chief patron: J. Zuma).
Govender is one of that select group of Durban tenderpreneurs who have made their fortunes from state contracts, despite having been the subject of several scandalous exposés – none of which stuck.
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