This might only be affecting computer resellers at the moment!
Last week I was phoned, the caller, Jonathan Malatji quoted my Gov't vendor number, asked for my fax line and sent a RFQ. I did the quote, despite feeling it was a bit odd as I'm only BEE Level 4. He then faxed an 'order'. He was on my case telephonically for a delivery date, calling a couple of times each day. My importer confirmed there are no Gov't requests out at the moment for those items.
ALSO on the 'order' there was a different name to mine, so I found this company, in another province and they had also received the same 'order'. I then did some further digging and found that someone in the next city to me had actually been caught and delivered R262k worth of goods.
I approached the SAP with all of this info and sadly, they were not interested. Eventually I got my attorney to call this guy to ask him to leave me alone.
very enticing to small businesses who are trying to get in with the government departments!!!!