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SAP faces further investigations as part of the corruption scandal that has tainted its South African operation, amid reports of a $2m kickback paid for a state contract with the firm. The German ERP giant earlier this year admitted irregularities and misconduct in the nation after a major probe related to deals with state-run …

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That TLA is aptly also South African Police.

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Is someone saying that the passing of brown envelopes isn't the normal way of doing business over there or did they miss someone important like the pres?

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"...three Gupta-related firms that acted as intermediaries or subcontractors in deals with Transnet and Eskom."

So why do we only hear about SAP? Why do we not hear about the intermediaries AND THE PEOPLE WHO GOT PAID? It's all nice and well bashing SAP (don't stop) but this sort of thing won't stop by only going after the ones doing the payment.

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"An earlier investigation concluded SAP paid about $9.7m to three Gupta-related firms that acted as intermediaries or subcontractors in deals with Transnet and Eskom.

Amid the allegations, the firm sacked the managing director and chief financial office in South Africa, and implemented a global policy to ban commission on all public sector deals in "high risk" countries."

So presumably SAP will continue paying commissions in low-risk countries?....

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