SAP admits paying R130-million for state contracts in SA



JOHANNESBURG - German software firm SAP has admitted it paid almost R130-million to win contracts from state-owned enterprises.

This emerged after an external legal investigation into the company&39;s dealings with Gupta-owned companies.

The technology firm says staff members implicated in the contracts have since resigned, without receiving severance packages.

Employees at the firm will no longer receive sales commission on any public sector contracts.

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The probe looked at Eskom and Transnet deals worth about R660-million to SAP.

It found the company did not pay any Eskom and Transnet employees or government officials directly.

SAP says it will continue to investigate its public sector business in South Africa, going back to 2010.

The company plans to share all the findings with South African and US authorities.

SAP is one of several international companies, including McKinsey and KPMG,  implicated in corruption allegations involving the Guptas.