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EDITORIAL | Good Sanral job, but answer these questions


EDITORIAL | Good Sanral job, but answer these questions

Mbalula has halted projects because of irregularities. Among other things, we’d like to know is who is behind them


True to form, transport minister Fikile Mbalula put on a good show on Monday when he called a media briefing to announce that the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has cancelled key road improvement and construction tenders worth R17bn.

Most have been shelved because of “a material irregularity in the tender process”. Internal control measures designed to prevent collusion had been violated.

Among the contracts scrapped is one for improvements to the EB Cloete interchange, the N2 and N3 connection in KwaZulu-Natal, and another for the crucial Mtentu River bridge project in the Eastern Cape, set to become one of the highest and longest bridges in Africa once complete. The tenders will be re-advertised within the next four months. ​..

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