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Robert Gumede, the billionaire businessman and chairman of technology group Gijima, has bought up just under half of Johannesburg’s Golden Lions Rugby Union. Gumede has joined forces with long-time family friend, businessman Ivor Ichikowitz

The department of home affairs has less than a month to decide on a last ditch proposal presented to it by JSE-listed IT services group Gijima over the disputed “Who am I Online” technology project. Gijima CEO Jonas Bogoshi says the group now has an idea of what government’s needs are and it has presented a final proposal to the department.

JSE-listed technology group Gijima has its sights on the local telecommunications market. It says it will either acquire or partner with a company that has its own network. CEO Jonas Bogoshi says Gijima has decided to play a more direct role in cloud computing, including hosted services and voice and data technologies.

Gijima’s top line has slid 2,4% in the past year, reflecting tougher trading condition in the SA’s technology industry, says analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Growth in managed service revenue did not quite compensate for a decline in professional service revenue.

JSE-listed technology services group Gijima appears to be no closer to resolving its dispute with the department of home affairs over the validity of the R2,5bn “Who Am I Online” contract. The group has advised shareholders that it is still seeking a “commercial resolution” of the dispute in a bid to avoid taking legal action.

JSE-listed technology services group Gijima is still in talks with government to resolve a dispute over the validity of the R2,5bn “Who Am I Online” contract. However, the company may head to court if discussions remain deadlocked.