Browsing: Robert Gumede

Financially distressed technology services company Gijima has appointed Bill Hoggarth, who was named as its chief sales officer in May, to its board of directors. Gijima, which is currently seeking to raise R100m from shareholders through a new rights offer, says Hoggarth’s appointment as an executive

Freeman Nomvalo, the CEO of the State IT Agency (Sita), has promised that a turnaround strategy he is leading will transform the organisation for the better, but it could take as many as four years for the project to be completed fully. He told journalists

Technology group Gijima is facing a difficult and uncertain future after it warned on Tuesday that it had failed to comply with financial covenants related to borrowings of R213m and auditor KPMG warned of “the existence of a material uncertainty which may

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

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

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