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It was wurst, but German firm won Transnet tender

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It was wurst, but German firm won Transnet tender

Ex-Transnet chief information officer tells Zondo how T-Systems won R2bn tender, despite SA company being better

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Transnet bosses allegedly bent over backwards to irregularly award a multi-billion rand tender to German IT company, T-Systems, in 2017 – despite a South African company being better suited for the work.

This according to the evidence of former Transnet chief information officer Makano Mosidi, who on Monday told the state capture inquiry that she was forced to sign off on the deal despite having her own misgivings about the process that was followed.

The state-owned company granted the tender – the value of which exceeded R2bn – to T-Systems in March 2017, despite the company scoring less in a pre-evaluation process than SA business magnate Robert Gumede’s Gijima Holdings. ..

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