Sipho Mabena
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25 Apr 2022
9:56 am

Mogale City falters: R1.9-billion mega-projects riddled with inconsistencies

Sipho Mabena

Shocking accounting with overrun of costs ballooning into millions of rands.

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Mogale City’s two mega-projects to the value of R1.9 billion has been marred by poor planning, implementation and monitoring, which has seen cost overruns for the Krugersdorp CBD taxi rank ballooning from R47.7 million to R98.5 million. An audit into the projects has revealed that there was no evidence that bids were solicited and evaluated to select the main contractor for the two projects, or that the contractor had expertise or resources to complete the project within the timeframe and budget. According to the audit, conducted by forensic investigating firm Comperio, there were no guarantees, sureties and insurances (public liability,...