Gijima wins back R2.1bn Home Affairs contract

2011-03-07 10:49

Technology company Gijima has been reinstated as the supplier of the Home Affairs Department’s new R2.1 billion IT system after being axed almost a year ago.

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced today that the company had been reinstated following negotiations with her department.

The department said it had reached a settlement with the company.

“It is a relief for us and I am sure for government as well that we have finally come to an agreement,” Gijima chief executive Jonas Bogoshi told the TechCentral website. Gijima and Home Affairs signed the deal in 2008.

According to TechCentral, once completed, the project would have resulted in an overhaul of the department’s technology infrastructure, including the design, development, implementation and maintenance of its core systems.

The new system, when completed, is expected to link the home affairs national identification system to systems operated by the SA Police Service, the national healthcare service and emergency services.

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