PE’s 10111 collapses

WHITE ELEPHANT: The state-of-the art Port Elizabeth 10111 control room in Schauderville, which has been empty for two years. Pictures WIANÉLLE BRIERS
WHITE ELEPHANT: The state-of-the art Port Elizabeth 10111 control room in Schauderville, which has been empty for two years. Pictures WIANÉLLE BRIERS

NELSON Mandela Bay’s police emergency call centre 10111 communication system came to a standstill for almost five hours yesterday and officers sounded alarm bells that the 30-year-old system was on the verge of collapse.

This comes just days after it was reported in a Weekend Post exposé that the more than R1-billion contract deal that would have overhauled the system was being probed by the elite investigating units the Hawks and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

The contract, awarded in 2009 by the SA Police Service, would have resulted in a new hi-tech radio communication network, called Tetra, operating from three state-of-the-art control rooms in Port Elizabeth, East London and Mthatha.

Instead the buildings, with a contract price of R220-million, are standing empty and the R920-million Tetra system, including radios, is locked away in storage. – Gareth Wilson

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3 thoughts on “PE’s 10111 collapses

  • March 6, 2014 at 10:11 am
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    why are people surprised by this? it is just another way that this gouvernment has 1. messed up 2. abused our money 3. shows that they are incompetant to run this country. what are we all waiting for,are we waiting until S.A.totally collapses before we change the people in power. there is already total collapse in the health sector, the education sector and now the police sector heading that way as well.
    it will not stop until we stop it. may is here soon and your correct vote can make the difference, it only takes one vote to cause the change. be that vote. Dallas

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  • March 6, 2014 at 10:08 am
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    Why are we as South Africans even surprised by this? This is the norm in South Africa. Keep on voting for an ineffective government and ineffective services are delivered.

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  • March 6, 2014 at 7:49 am
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    All I can say is Disgrace, DISGRACE.

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