This notice was issued by Treasury this afternoon regarding the applicability of the PPPFA - it was issued in June but made the front page of www.gov.za today. Reinforces my earlier post about Eskom and PPPFA.
NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 1 (iii)(f) OF THE PREFERENTIAL PROCUMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK ACT, 2000 (ACT NO. 5 OF 2000)
I, Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance, acting in terms of section 1 (iii)(f) of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000), hereby give notice that the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) and its Regulations shall apply to all public entities listed in Schedules 2 and 3 of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999) with effect from 07 December 2011 . Signed at Pretoria on this 6th day of June 2011 .
This notice bolsters the Joint statement by the Ministers of Economic Development, Finance and Trade and Industry on designated sectors for local procurement (which I think is great - very much in favour of this.
DTI's workshop today
By the way a little birdy is keeping a running commentary on the developments at this workshop. It's not looking good - this is what I know so far (tweets have been edited)
- We are going to be measuring degrees of blackness
- In summary take everything jungle jim has said and turn it into your worst nightmare
Oy vey - can't say I didn't expect as much. There'll be many submissions from me to the DTI.