KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala hosted a media briefing earlier today to release a report on the owners and/or directors of companies which were awarded Covid-19-related contracts in the province.
The media briefing was a follow-up to one held last month which disclosed details related to the province's Covid-19 expenditure by Provincial Departments, Provincial Entities and Municipalities. As part of the Provincial Government's commitment to transparency, fairness and accountability, Premier Zikalala has decided to also release the owners or directors of companies that were awarded Covid-19 tenders.
The report provided a detailed breakdown of the ownership of the suppliers, their gender profile as well as the total amounts awarded to each of the companies. The Premier, together with KZN Provincial Treasury MEC, Mr Ravi Pillay, also announced Provincial Executive Council outcomes and provided an update on the lifestyle audits of Executive Council members.