Department of Agriculture spent R46 million erecting a fencing

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The Department of Agriculture spent R46 million erecting 971 kilometres of fencing on game farms and farms across the Limpopo Province in the last five years.

The Department revealed that it paid an average of R47 000 per km for un-electrified fences and utilised labour via the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) for between R75 and R92 per day which is a subsidised cost.

Departmental procurement was as follows:

ProjectType (height) of fenceCostEPWP WorkersKilometres
Modimolle Red Meat1.4 highR5.9 million324
Mogalakwena Mapela Red Meat1.4 highR2.2 million1058
Yellow Line1.4 highR1.6 million12213
Seleka Area Wide1.4 highR1.3 million3019
Mutale Nwanedi Area Wide1.4 highR1.1 million6024

The Department did not follow the 5 pillars of procurement as outlined by the National Treasury.

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