Blame the messenger

Blame the messenger

The University of the Western Cape shows more interest in nailing a whistleblower than in mending its ways.

It emerges that the university's recruitment process is not quite halaal.

In nose96 we took a look at how Patricia Gorvalla and Prof Brian O’Connell influenced the appointment of Manie Regal as director of finance at the University of Western Cape. Bad habits seem to die hard; noseweek can reveal that, when it comes to staff recruitment at this university, who you know outweighs your qualifications – or lack of them.

But let’s first revisit the vexed issue of the transport tendering process. Soon after our nose93 report UWC vice chancellor Prof Brian O’Connell wrote to noseweek claiming that the whole matter had in fact been handled transparently – but went on to say he had commissioned Deloitte & Touche to undertake a forensic audit of the process.


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