Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
15 Nov 2021
4:38 am

‘God gave it to us,’ says property broker over dodgy R40 million Gauteng tender

Bernadette Wicks

The Gauteng government has filed papers to have the three year-old dodgy human settlements tender set aside.

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The Gauteng provincial government has turned to the courts to try and set aside a lease agreement for office space at the old JSE building which it’s still waiting on, almost three years – and tens of millions of taxpayers’ rands – down the line. The agreement was entered into in December 2018, on the back of the award of a R40 million tender to an obscure property brokerage firm in Durban called Royal Grefler Institute (RGI), to secure new offices for Gauteng department of human settlements being housed in the Bank of Lisbon building before it burnt down, claiming...