This year marks the 10th year of partnership between local BEE technology systems integrator Sasuka, and business intelligence vendor SAS Institute.

Using the platform of the Gauteng Shared Services Centre (GSSC) conference held in Sandton last week to mark the occasion, SAS and Sasuka jointly took
the stage for a number of presentations and workshops, providing public sector delegates a window into the joint service offerings the two companies provide.
Sam Tsitsi Motsumi, MD of Sasuka, says: "We are very proud of our partnership with SAS Institute and have a number of benchmark clients that highlight the successful marriage of our two businesses. At Sasuka we strive to take technology solutions to our customers through a better understanding of their business, an ethos we have to date shared with our partner SAS."
Sasuka specialises in the delivery of a number of services in and around the BI space, including data quality management, BI and analytics, business integration and consulting services, and training and development, in addition to which the company's services extend social investment and strategic alliances and partnerships.
Adds Bruce Bond-Myatt, professional service and delivery manager at SAS Institute: "Sasuka is a valuable partner to a SAS strategy which is about growth throughout the African region and is in support of transformation within the South African landscape.  Sasuka has developed solid relationships with our shared clients, which forms the cornerstone of any successful partnership.  We look forward to another 10 successful years with Sasuka at our side."
Sasuka's operational strategy as a business is geared towards the formation of strategic alliances with IT companies which fall in line with its vision to provide customers solutions which give them access to information in a usable format, which assists clients in making timeous and informed decisions.
Sasuka's clients currently include: Gauteng Department of Education, Gauteng Shared Services Centre, First National Bank, Telkom, MTN, National Department of Social Development, ESKOM, SARS, AC NIELSON, Nedbank and the Gauteng Department of Social Services and Population Development.
"We are a company on the verge of major growth and it is partners like SAS who we see walking down this road with us," says Motsumi.