A key struggle is government not paying up, state IT agency tells Parly

2019-11-30 10:30

SITA acting CEO Ntutule Tshenye said among its challenges involved getting government departments and entities that used its services to pay up.

IT service spend trips up PSC audit

2019-09-26 18:34

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.

SITA to approach Constitutional Court over critical police IT system

2019-07-04 12:46

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.

Dodgy deals: More than 20 police officers linked to contracts with controversial supplier

2018-11-02 22:52

Twenty-three police officers have been implicated in dodgy dealings with Forensic Data Analysts and have been referred for disciplinary processes.

SITA apologises for home affairs system crash 'disaster'

2018-08-14 13:45

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.

This is why government websites have been down for days

2018-08-13 16:59

State websites were running on batteries after a power outage on Friday.

'Deplorable' SITA investigation deal with Gauteng's ex-top cop scrapped

2018-07-02 15:56

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".

Forensic probe into Treasury’s failed IT system to wrap up soon

2018-06-06 18:59

A forensic investigation into the failings of Treasury’s Integrated Financial Management System will be finalised in July, Parliament has heard.

Throw the book at deviants, SCOPA tells Treasury

2018-05-25 09:22

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.

FDA will not switch off police systems again - SITA

2018-05-11 19:37

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.


Microsoft deal paves way for public cloud services

2019-10-30 18:07

The State Information Technology Agency and Microsoft SA have signed of a memorandum of understanding which paves the way for government adoption of public cloud services.

Minister calls for board nominations at once-captured state IT agency

2019-09-13 20:59

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.

Will FDA now switch off police systems again after SCA ruling?

2019-06-26 21:32

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.

Police committee wants 'new blood' after SAPS receives second qualified audit in a row

2018-09-28 22:30

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.

SITA to investigate system shutdowns impacting on service delivery

2018-08-13 17:28

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Death threats and dismissals - inside SITA’s 'clean-up' investigations

2018-07-17 07:02

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.

A quarter of SITA's procurement bids led to deviations - Scopa

2018-06-12 21:07

The State Information Technology Agency has been grilled by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on its procurement expansions and deviations.

Top law firm in conflict claim

2018-05-28 10:26

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.

Corruption-linked police supplier's offices closing, but business still running

2018-05-17 07:00

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.

Claims of Boeremag's links to dodgy contracts 'false propaganda' - Boervin

2018-05-07 21:07

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".

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