The first respondent (SANRAL), subsequent to a tender process
initiated by it, awarded a contract for the operation and maintenance of the N2 South Coast Toll Plazas within KwaZulu-Natal to the second respondent. The applicant submitted a bid during that process but was not successful and in the present application challenges that award, contending that it was flawed and falls to be reviewed and set aside. Additional relief is also sought directing the SANRAL to reconsider the award against the backdrop of this judgment and that the SANRAL's officials who adjudicated the award to the second respondent be precluded from participating in the reconsideration process. This latter aspect was, in terms of Rule 53(4), added to the original relief sought.