The third wave of preferential procurement regulations in South Africa
CITATION: Quinot, G. 2018. The third wave of preferential procurement regulations in South Africa. Journal of South African Law / Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg, 2018(4):856-867.
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The use of public procurement to promote wealth redistribution in South Africa as part of the overall constitutional objective of addressing the continuing disadvantage created by unfair discrimination in the past is a distinct feature of South African public procurement law. What has generally become known as the practice of preferential procurement is rooted in section 217(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The basic constitutional authorisation for preferential procurement is given some content in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5 of 2000 (the act), but the real meat of the regulatory regime governing preferential procurement is found in the regulations under the act.