Paris is a sweetheart

Paris is a sweetheart

While Swedish electronics giant Ericsson runs for cover, Dlamini pulls the tender strings in Pietermaritzburg.

Why would organised business jump to the defence of a R1.2-billion sweetheart deal brokered with a municipality that didn’t bother to put the contract out to tender? Could it be because the tenderpreneur in question is president of the local chamber of business?

At issue is the roll-out of 119km of fibre-optic cable across Pietermaritzburg, capital of KwaZulu-Natal, to provide sorely needed high-speed internet connectivity for the region.

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Submitted by : on 2013-10-07 09:18:26
Very unfortunate for the Maritzburg Ratepayers and folks living in this municipality. Unless the politicians are getting their cut nothing will ever happen in this town. The keys to unlocking the potential for this region are well and truly in the ANC's pocket. The "airport" has been hijacked, the industrial land monopolized, the planning department in disarray, the municipality bankrupt. Any glimmer of hope extinguished. It's a stuff up.


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