Pretoria: President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate a multi-million rand tender, which the Department of Communications awarded to Media Corner.
The proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate the validity of the department awarding the tender to Media Corner to render services in respect of a public awareness campaign, relating to the broadcasting digital migration process project.
The SIU will also probe the validity of a Memorandum of Agreement concluded between the department and Media Corner.
Unauthorised, irregular or fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by the department, in as far as it relates to the awarding of the tender to Media Corner, will also be investigated.
The SIU will also look into allegations of improper or unlawful conduct by employees of the department, relating to the awarding of the tender to Media Corner.
SOURCE: South African Official News