The state cannot reject tender applications purely on race: SCA

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The state cannot reject tender applications purely on race: SCA

Preferential procurement regulations, promulgated by the minister of finance in 2017, are invalid, court rules

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State-owned companies cannot disqualify prospective contractors who are not majority black-owned without first considering the price and proposition of the tender.

This is the gist of a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Monday.

The court declared that the preferential procurement regulations, promulgated by the minister of finance in 2017, were invalid...

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