SANRAL to Issue 70 Tenders Worth Over R20bn in 6 Months, Eastern Cape Tops Value of Tenders

SANRAL to Issue 70 Tenders Worth Over R20bn in 6 Months, Eastern Cape Tops Value of Tenders

  • The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) will be distributing tenders to the value of more than R20 billion
  • Sanral is responsible for national roads and they are aiming to stimulate economic growth in South Africa
  • All nine provinces will receive a share of over R20 billion in tenders aimed at improving the economy

Sanral is kicking 2024 off with a big number of tenders. The agency has more than 60 tenders available and 30% will be allocated to small black-owned companies.

Sanral tenders of R200bn allocated to 9 provinces
Sanral will issue over R20bn in tenders in SA and Mzansi has a lot to say. Image: Hoberman Collection / Boniface Muthoni
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The CEO of Sanral, Reginald Demana, discussed the schedule of the tender rollout. Provinces receive different amounts of a total of more than R20 billion in contracts.

Sanral has tenders on offer

Reginald Demana of Sanral told TimesLIVE that the agency is scheduled to have R28 billion in tenders open in the market by March 2024. That is less than half of the total of 70 tenders that will be out from 16 January 2024.

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30% of the tenders are dedicated to smaller black-owned companies.

How much will each province get of R28 billion?

The province that will receive the most out of the R20 billion is the Eastern Cape. The southern region will receive over R2 billion. The other provinces awarded over R2 billion will be the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal.

Check out the table below to see the funds in tenders the rest of the provinces will get:

ProvincesValued of contracts allocated by Sanral
Southern region: Eastern CapeR2.8bn
Eastern Region: Free State and Kwazulu-NatalR2.1bn
Western Region: Western Cape and Northern CapeR600M
Northern Region: Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalnga and Northwestover R500M

SA discuss R200bn in tenders

Online users were fascinated by the R200bn in tenders. Netizens shared their thoughts on whether it would make a difference.

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Nelisiwe Mwase commented:

"They’ll spend R1bn and blow R27bn on themselves and bottles of VSOP."

Phuti Edwin wrote:

"We need to vote for change."

Per Géza Menkö said:

"Growth in the pockets of tenderpreneurs associated with our beloved comrades!"

Themba Themba Themba added:

"We are voting wisely this time."

Shaun van Niekerk noted:

"Election time."

Tumelo Sejentu remarked:

"Elections are around the corner, we know their strategy."

SA mocks Sanral over 25M potholes claim denial

Briefly News previously reported that the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) reacted to claims that the country’s roads are riddled with over 25 million potholes.

In a statement released by the agency on Sunday, 19 February, it took note of the claims made at a South African Roads Federation (SARF) event last year. Sanral said it is “improbable and unlikely” that the country has 25 million potholes.

The agency said the claim suggests 149 potholes for every kilometre in South Africa. Speaking to eNCA, Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said they understand the country’s issue with potholes.

Source: Briefly News

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