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The State IT Agency (Sita), the government body meant to co-ordinate government’s IT spending, is “dysfunctional”. This is hurting both government departments and the companies that supply technology services to government. This is the view of Gijima

Despite turning in a slump in revenue in the six months ended 31 December 2013, troubled technology services company Gijima appears finally to be having at least some success in righting the ship. But it’s not quite clear of the rocks yet. Revenue from continuing operations fell by 19% to R741,3m, from R911,2m

Gijima executive chairman Robert Gumede wanted to buy Independent News & Media South Africa but withdrew for what he has termed “sound commercial reasons”, he has revealed through his lawyers. Gumede, who has threatened to sue the newspaper publishing company over an article that appeared a fortnight ago in its flagship Sunday

Businessman Robert Gumede’s legal team plans to serve a summons on the Sunday Independent soon, his lawyers said on his behalf on Saturday. “[The legal team] are quantifying the damage to his reputation and the irreparable losses suffered by his companies which operate globally as a result of the defamatory article, which damages

The Sunday Independent is standing by its article about a multimillion-rand tender which has led to a threat of a R1bn defamation lawsuit. “I stand by the story and by my reporter, who was thorough and meticulous in researching and sourcing the story, and was equally careful in his writing

Politically connected businessman and executive chairman of JSE-listed technology services company Gijima Robert Gumede has threatened to sue the Sunday Independent for R1bn, according to a report in sister newspaper the Saturday Star at the weekend. According to the Saturday Star, the threatened claim

Gijima has filled the long-vacant chief financial officer post at the listed IT services company. Ernst Röth will replace Carlos Ferreira, who resigned last July. Liesl Tweedie had been standing in in the position in an acting capacity. Röth has also been named to the board of the financially troubled company. For

Gijima has welcomed a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe into a department of land reform project. “We welcome this investigation to remove any internal or external doubt or innuendoes, which would impact on the reputation of the department of rural development and land reform, as well as

Eileen Wilton, Gijima’s long-serving interim CEO, has been named to the position on a permanent basis by the troubled IT company’s board of directors. Wilton, who previously held the position of chief information officer at both Old Mutual and Anglo American, was acting

Gijima posted a huge, R210,8m loss for its 2013 financial year to June, but management promises its turnaround efforts are starting to bear fruit and says this view is supported through investments from key shareholders. Chairman Robert Gumede says he has put R75m