Oracle faces blacklisting in South Africa over botched R822-million IFMS tender

American tech titan faces South African blacklisting over botched R822-million tender

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says it has begun the process to blacklist Oracle, blocking the company from doing business with the government.

This follows the conclusion of the SIU’s investigation into the R822 million Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) contract that National Treasury awarded in 2015.

This seems more of a political thing? Why blacklist Oracle for a botched project. Make them redo it for free.
 
American tech titan faces South African blacklisting over botched R822-million tender

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says it has begun the process to blacklist Oracle, blocking the company from doing business with the government.

This follows the conclusion of the SIU’s investigation into the R822 million Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) contract that National Treasury awarded in 2015.
Hold on, they can name Oracle, but “unnamed senior Treasury officials” get a free ride?
Why am I not surprised? And where was Gordon all this time?
 
How can they blacklist Oracle. I'm sure most of gov't run on Oracle. Will be funny if they do and everything stops working
 
This seems more of a political thing? Why blacklist Oracle for a botched project. Make them redo it for free.

Yeah I also can’t understand how these things just get written off and started again by someone else.

Surely there are contracts and SLA’s in place to deliver specific work.
 
That will be real fun... wonder if ESKOM uses Oracle?
Yep, these articles were from 3 years ago:

 
They do. Extensively.

Many government departments and SOEs use Oracle and Oracle underpinned software very extensively.

This is one of those moves that just screams "We need to be seen to have a culprit so we'll choose the big nasty WMC corporation" but it doesn't even vaguely consider that that nasty WMC corporation has the government by the balls when it comes to support on a variety of things.
 
What about Accenture? They do work for our government, I doubt they have one successful product. But I wouldn't know ‍♂️
 
How can they blacklist Oracle. I'm sure most of gov't run on Oracle. Will be funny if they do and everything stops working
Then we will see what doesn't work anymore.

Things stop working? In a south african context? You probably won't see much of a difference in a lot of things government related, when did things start working in the first place? At least half the civil servants are on tea breaks or no-shows even if the software was working.
 
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