According to my info regarding Tablets at DUT. Nsfas wanted to give students money to purchase these tablets via Sbux system and these tablets where to be purchased from a nsfas registered SBUX store the amount they budgeted for 1 student was R1500 for the tablet and that money was going to enter in sbux by april.
But then DUT management and SRC was against the system of tablet money in SBUX, so they made a deal that the university would buy the tablets for students and supply them to student the same way they do with eWallet cards. NSFAS thought it would be a good idea cause students would get the same tablets and ensure that the money is used for tablets and nothing else, nsfas also knew that student would receive the tablets early but then DUT had other hidden plans which was to make some high profit from these Tablets. DUT offered out a Tender to suppliers stating that anyone interested must pay R1500 per tender Document if interested in this tender.
So approximately almost 100 suppliers applied for this tender, DUT also made a meeting at mansfield hall with all these suppliers whom where interested and made extra money out of that then finally they sold the tender to the supplier whom they say deserved the tender more. And the delay all these months was cause by DUT management because they where busy making extra cash for DUT. Leavig the SRC to be questioned by students regarding tablets. I'm sure you can calculate how much DUT gained from this. Recently a sample of tablets arrived so they management and SRC would approve and choose.
This supplier of tablets purchases his goods from india. And has not responded as of when will tablets be delieved. But since nsfas has been asking about the issuing of tablets DUT is forced to delieve Tablets before end of this month if they want to continue with the deal they had with NSFAS.
All I'm saying is that we will get our tablets cause DUT has already paid for the 10000 units to the Supplier.
- Originally posted by a DUT student