Public procurement in the South African economy : addressing the systemic issues

Show simple item record Fourie, D.J. (David Johannes) Malan, Cornel 2021-09-22T13:54:22Z 2021-09-22T13:54:22Z 2020-10-20
dc.description.abstract Public procurement fulfils an important role in the economy and public expenditure of a country and can be regarded as a critical indicator of the e ectiveness of a government, because it is a central aspect of public service delivery. Notwithstanding various reforms made to date to public sector procurement in South Africa and the application of Supply Chain Management as a strategic policy strategic instrument, the South African public procurement system still faces several challenges and has been strongly criticised. This paper aims to understand the current public procurement environment in South Africa, its dilemmas and challenges, and to propose that public procurement be refocused towards a strategically placed business process, implemented by well-trained and competent procurement o cials. The purpose is to provide a theoretical foundation as well as practical guidance regarding the role of public procurement in the South African public sector. The methodology involved an intensive literature study and document analysis to evaluate various o cial policy documents and o cial publications to determine the status of South African public procurement. The study found that the majority of challenges faced by public procurement in South Africa can probably be attributed to the implementation of the system, rather than to the system itself. In the shorter and longer term, the public procurement system in South Africa will have no choice but to emerge as a stronger, more resilient, streamlined and e cient provider of goods and services for the greater good of all. en_ZA
dc.description.department School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fourie, D. & Malan, C. 2020, 'Public procurement in the South African economy : addressing the systemic issues', Sustainability, vol. 12, art. 8692, pp. 1-23. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1937-0695 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1937-0709 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3390/su12208692
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MDPI en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 by the authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. en_ZA
dc.subject Public procurement en_ZA
dc.subject Developmental state en_ZA
dc.subject Fiscal procurement framework en_ZA
dc.subject Procurement pillars en_ZA
dc.subject Systemic challenges en_ZA
dc.title Public procurement in the South African economy : addressing the systemic issues en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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