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The State Information Technology Agency says it will be approaching the Constitutional Court in a matter involving the use of a critical IT system owned by embattled police supplier Forensic Data Analysts.
The Portfolio Committee on Police has noted with "huge concern and disappointment" that the police have received a qualified audit for the second year in a row, which included understated irregular expenditure of close to R1bn.
The landline at IT supplier Forensic Data Analysts has not been answered in days and when visiting its offices in Wapadrand in Pretoria, News24 was told that employees were at a farewell party.
An organisation sympathetic to jailed members of right-wing terrorist group the Boeremag, claims links to a Boeremag member and people involved in the controversial contracts between Forensic Data Analysts, the police and the State Information Technology Agency are "false propaganda to discredit the so-called Boeremag".
The right-wing terrorist grouping the Boeremag has ties to a cabal that has been operating at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), and is part of Forensic Data Analysts (FDA) dealings with the police and SITA – dealings which have been described as "corrupt" and "a threat to national security" in Parliament.
Allegation that FDA and ISS had installed malware on critical police IT systems was a "blatant lie", Director Keith Keating told News24.
Forensic Data Analysts has hit out at Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts noting that it was the committee that had called for the company not to be paid.
EOH has finalised an agreement to unwind its acquisition of Grid Control Technologies, Forensic Data Analysts and Investigative Software Solutions, linked to controversial businessperson Keith Keating.
The Food and Drug Administration says a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market.
Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.
While the State Information Technology Agency continues to use critical IT systems without paying embattled police IT supplier Forensic Data Analysts, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed its application for leave to appeal against stopping the use of the system unless they pay.
Executive members of the State Information Technology Agency have received death threats amid critical investigations into collusion and corruption - part of a strategy to turn the agency around.
While the State Information Technology Agency is embroiled in court battles with Forensic Data Analysis, the state-owned agency has ensured that critical South African Police Service systems will not be switched off again.
Forensic Data Analysts, the company accused of corrupt tender practices and threatening national security by switching off three of the police's systems, has denied that it has ties to the right-wing terrorist group, the Boeremag.
National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole has told MPs that some of the service's contracts with controversial supplier Forensic Data Analysts left the organisation "open to manipulation".
The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will not be hearing a case between the police and a supplier that switched off access to critical IT systems last week.
The SAPS contractor, who has been accused of being in a corrupt relationship with former acting police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, has gone to court in an attempt to have a warrant authorising the search of his premises overturned.
Scientists in the United States are developing a faster, more efficient way of gauging the toxicity of chemicals, which may reduce the need for animal testing.
Philippine authorities say the poison in a batch of candy that sent nearly 2 000 children to hospital was likely a common germ from dirty hands or sweaty armpits.
Rough seas have the Feds concerned that ageing wine at sea may result in contamination of bottles.
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