Construction collusion: still no prosecutions


Construction collusion: still no prosecutions

Why are we waiting ... and ... waiting ...?

What dirt might the major construction companies, that rigged tenders to defraud the public purse of billions, have on the government and its agencies? Dirt that makes the latter so reluctant to prosecute company executives for crimes that could see them in jail for years?

Ever since June 2013, when the Competition Commission nailed the companies for R1.4 billion in penalties for illegal, anti-competitive behaviour, the government and agencies such as Sanral (see Editorial in nose171) have been big on talk and very, very small on performance when it comes to criminally prosecuting the fraudsters.

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