Demolished: Parliament contractor’s history of govt deals, delays and collusion | News24

Demolished: Parliament contractor's history of govt deals, delays and collusion | News24

Demolished: Parliament contractor's history of govt deals, delays and collusion | News24

The tender for the demolition of the National Assembly building has been awarded to Maziya General Services. (Misha Jordaan/Gallo Images)

The tender for the demolition of the National Assembly building has been awarded to Maziya General Services. (Misha Jordaan/Gallo Images)

The construction company selected to undertake the highly technical and intricate demolition work at the National Assembly building in Cape Town, Maziya General Services, has a history of delays and cost overruns in a raft of government contracts – and, in one instance, price-fixing collusion.  

The company, directed by Chris Delport, has apparently carved a niche securing tenders nationwide from a variety of state entities. This is despite Maziya’s track record being blighted by concern over their handling of government projects – which have seen costs spiralling and timelines extending far beyond initial estimates.

In 2018, the Competition Commission fined Maziya R300 000 for colluding on a City Power tender with Cromico Trading – a company directed by Delport’s daughter, Robyn Hazel Delport.

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Source: https://www.news24.com/news24/investigations/demolished-parliament-contractors-history-of-govt-deals-delays-and-collusion-20240520

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