Pikitup to review supply chain regulations

The waste collector will review regulations after its MD was accused of tender fraud.

Pikitup trucks in Joburg. Picture: www.joburg.org

JOHANNESBURG - Waste collector Pikitup says it will review its supply chain management regulations after its managing director was accused of compromising the integrity of the system.

The organisation has been ordered to lift the suspension of Amanda Nair who has been cleared of all wrongdoing following claims of tender fraud.

Nair had been under investigation for awarding a R263 million contract to a firm implicated in irregular activity by auditors.

She was accused of having shown poor conduct by overlooking several concerns raised by Pikitup's tender examinations committee in the awarding of the multimillion rand tender.

However, on Tuesday the company's board announced Nair's been cleared of all suspicion of impropriety and will return to work after almost a year on suspension.

Environment and Infrastructure Services MMC Matshidiso Mfikoe says the organisation will now look at ways of fixing its own errors.

"If we need to start to correct and strengthen our supply chain processes thereabout, we'll do that."

Meanwhile, Pikitup's board says it's happy the ordeal is over and says operations will now resume as normal.