GladAfrica and City of Tshwane agree to mutually terminate contract

February 25, 2019
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Dear Valued Stakeholder

Kindly receive our latest update regarding the relationship between GladAfrica Project Managers and the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Following negotiations between GladAfrica Group (Pty) Ltd and officials of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality regarding the contract between GladAfrica Project Managers and the Municipality, we confirm that the two parties agreed on a separation by mutual consent.

We maintain our initial stance on the matter – that GladAfrica Project Managers was appointed after a rigorous selection process that looked at among other things, our capacity to deliver on the project.

We have met and satisfied all the requirements as stipulated in the Municipality’s Supply Chain regulations and the Municipal Finance Management Act.

It was against this background that we approached the Gauteng Ethics Advisory Council to probe our conduct with regard to the bidding process for the contract. We await the outcome of this process.

We also welcomed the Tshwane Council-initiated probe into this matter and the process subsequently undertaken by the office of the Auditor-General to ascertain whether all the legal prescripts were followed in concluding the contract. We have noted the findings emanating from this process.

The Board of Directors of the GladAfrica Group considered the matter at its meeting in August 2018. The Board took a position that should any aspect of the bidding process be found to be non-compliant with the Municipality’s Supply Chain regulations and the Municipal Finance Management Act, GladAfrica Project Managers should seek to have the relationship reviewed.

We pride ourselves with our delivery on the tasks assigned to us over the past 15 months that we have been contracted to the municipality. Our dynamic teams have helped the municipality turnaround the delivery of services to the people of Tshwane and reverse backlogs.

We have worked closely with the municipality to support officials in their quest to meet the administration’s electoral mandate.

We further acknowledge the decision by the municipality to entrust us with the responsibility of concluding outstanding projects until end of June 2019. Our teams stand ready to execute the assigned tasks as they’ve impeccably done since our appointment in 2017.

Our relationship with the City of Tshwane Municipality dates back more than a decade ago when we were awarded our first opportunity.

We wish to thank the municipality’s administration for finding us capable and suitable to do the work that had been assigned to us. We value the relationship and are grateful for every opportunity we get to work in the municipality.

For any further queries relating to GladAfrica Group, kindly contact GladAfrica Marketing and Communications on communications@gladafrica.com

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