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Gauteng only govt in the world implementing open tender system - Creecy

For the first time in 13 years all Gauteng government departments received unqualified audits.

FILE: Gauteng Premier David Makhura accompanied by MECs; Barbara Creecy, Ismael Vadi and Qedani Mahlangu. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says the Gauteng government is the only one in the world that is actively implementing the open tender system.

Premier David Makhura briefed members of the media on Auditor General Kimi Makhwetu findings of the provincial departments' finances yesterday.

For the first time in 13 years all Gauteng government departments received unqualified audits.

Makhura says the implementation of the open tender system was part of the fight to eradicate corruption in the province.

At the same time, Creecy says parties such as the DA have not yet implemented the system where it governs.

"Internationally there's something called Open Government Movement, and the open government movements have been debated with governments across the globe.

"The concept of opening up public procurement processes, but the Gauteng government is the only government in the world that is adjudicating tenders in public."

Makhura says he is pleased with the Auditor General's report which he says is a reflection of good governance.