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The government can not refuse invitations to tender solely on the basis of race

The Supreme Court of Appeal has invalidated the preferential procurement regulations that allowed organs of state to disqualify tenders in advance, simply because a company was not 51% black-owned, for example.

The government can not refuse invitations to tender solely on the basis of race State-owned firms can not disqualify prospective contractors that are not majority black-owned without first considering the price and proposal of the tender. That is the nature of the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Monday. The court ruled that the preferential procurement laws, ...

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