Quote from Engineering News 28 March 2012;
"Aganang project manager Werner Kieweg said that Sinoma International Engineering, the Chinese company responsible for the construction of the cement plant, currently had about 238 Chinese employees on site and 38 local workers.
At the peak of construction, which was expected in January 2013, Sinoma would employ about 500 local workers and some 1 000 Chinese workers. This excluded employees tasked with non-turnkey projects, such as roads and electricity. Sephaku started construction of its new R2.3-billion, 2.5-million-ton-a-year cement production facility in the North West, late last year."
Is this how we grow employment and the South African economy in general? South Africa has a strong and experienced construction industry with world class companies. How is it possible that a Chinese company, employing Chinese labour, gets a contract of this magnitude?
Who authorised this and who received backhanders?