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Tender scandal brews at Telkom

31 March 2006
Tender scandal brews at Telkom
31/03/2006 10:55 AM
By: Adriaan Basson

Mandla Ngcobo, Telkom's corporate head, is at the centre of a controversial tender process for the distribution of the telecommunications giant's products.

Johannesburg - A controversial multimillion rand tender for the distribution of all Telkom's products throughout the country was awarded last year to a company that has ties with Telkom's corporate head, Mandla Ngcobo.
In addition, Value SA - the company to which the tender worth at least R10m a year was awarded - only came fourth in the final evaluation of tenders by Telkom.

But, though the tender has since been cancelled by Telkom, Ngcobo's connection with Sello Paulos Mahlangu, the chief shareholder and owner of Value SA, is not disclosed in Telkom's official comment.

Technical irregularities, which according to a senior Telkom source are actually standard practice, are given as the reason for the canc ...

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