Question NW2634 to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

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05 October 2018 - NW2634

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Following a recent admission before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts by the State and Information Technology Agency (SITA) that SITA had essentially been captured by a certain company (name furnished), what steps does he intend to take to investigate in an open and transparent manner the admission and the circumstances that facilitated this alleged capture?


“After referring the matter to the Department”, I have been advised by Department that the following activities have been initiated by SITA:

The matter has been referred to the HAWKS for investigation;
There are ongoing court cases wherein SITA seeks the review and setting aside of the contracts;
a forensic investigation was conducted and has since been finalised, concluding that there was wrong doing on the side of FDA assisted by some employees of SITA.
a number of employees were suspended and some have subsequently resigned;

Noting that these matters are ongoing and before the courts, therefore it is in order that the Ministry awaits the outcome of the court processes.

Approved/ not approved

Dr Siyabonga Cwele, MP

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Date:

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