Durban's 2010 website is R6.5m turkey, say experts

Durban's 2010 website is R6.5m turkey, say experts

Durban’s eThekwini municipality is under fire after spending R6.5m on a World Cup website that digital experts say is sub-standard. 

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Submitted by : Wayne Van Der Merwe of Johannesburg on 2009-08-11 13:50:39
Why the fuss - this is how all state tenders now operate - 80% go into pockets and 20% gets delivered - just look at the 2 billion proposed gauteng schools internet rollout - ANCcadre becomes a billionaire overnight and only 20 out of the 900 schools have internet.
Submitted by : Donovan Jackson of Weltevreden Park on 2009-08-07 08:24:30
That's right Ed, but when did corruption sustain anything but the 'few'!
Submitted by : Donovan Jackson of Weltevreden Park on 2009-08-06 17:08:57
But don't you guys know? This site is going to generate ALL its traffic from the remarkable run of bad press it is getting. So the R6.5 mil which found its way into the pockets of Durban councillors via AdaptIT will have been well spent in the end.

The pragmatist's guide to corruption.

Editor's Note
Yes it may generate high traffic, but as long as it remains crappy, it won't sustain the desired traffic.
Submitted by : of Weltevreden Park on 2009-08-01 23:26:06
You are spot on in questioning the Durban’s 20101 website. This is typical of the goings on in Durban under the incompetent leadership of Mike Sutcliffe. But this is but a tip of the iceberg. I challenge you to investigate the fiasco around the Remant Alton deal and the subsequent lack of public transport within Durban. After that you might want to enquire as to why the ratepayers are continually having to bail out Ushaka Marine World to the tune of millions. Our local press clearly lack your zeal and investigative prowess and tend to be nothing more than council lap dogs who don’t have the guts to ask hard questions from our incompetent council and its leadership. I can’t wait.

Editor's Note
We are onto all these... just that there are very few hours in a day
Submitted by : Philip Smith of QUEENSLAND on 2009-07-31 03:27:33
Another case of idiots in power not having a clue and/or probably participating in the spoils.

I had a look at this website and could deliver a similar website for less than R 10,000.

I would wager R10,000 that I could find a few school kids who could do a better job than that for no money at all.

They say fish rot from the head down and so it is with Governments and institutions, bring out the guillotines !


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