South Africa: SAP’s Africa head has ‘no recipe’ for handling corruption probes

SAP’s Africa head said the German software company is battling to complete investigations following allegations its employees paid kickbacks for government business in East and southern Africa.

SAP suspended executives in South Africa after reports that the Walldorf-based company had dealings with the country’s corruption-linked Gupta family, and in 2018 said $11 million had been improperly paid to win contracts at the state power and transport companies.

Then last year, SAP said it had been accused of “improper conduct” with regard to state business in Kenya and Tanzania. The US Department of Justice is investigating both cases.

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