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According to the Public Service Commission's financial statements, it spent R5.3m in 2018-19, of which around 40% went to service providers other than SITA.
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.
Twenty-three police officers have been implicated in dodgy dealings with Forensic Data Analysts and have been referred for disciplinary processes.
SITA says it is working to ensure that the intermittent system downtime caused by a power failure that has affected home affairs offices over the last few days does not occur again.
State websites were running on batteries after a power outage on Friday.
The North Gauteng High Court has found that SITA's actions, in entering into the agreement in the first place before trying to cancel it, were "deplorable".
A forensic investigation into the failings of Treasury’s Integrated Financial Management System will be finalised in July, Parliament has heard.
Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts has told National Treasury to deal with those who abuse their right to deviate from procurement guidelines – after hearing the biggest spenders procured R2.3bn in goods and services through deviations in less than a year.
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.
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams called for nominations for the appointments to the boards of SITA and Nemisa, saying candidates should be individuals with integrity, honesty, accountability and transparency, and capable of ethical leadership.
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.
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 State Information Technology Agency wants to assure the government and the public that it intends to probe the recent knock-on effect of power outages on service delivery countrywide.
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.
The State Information Technology Agency has been grilled by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on its procurement expansions and deviations.
Red flags have been raised about a forensic probe conducted by Bowmans into the state’s crime intelligence system, given that it did legal work on tenders for the system.
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.
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