ITHUBA’s philosophy is to select partners that represent best practice in key operational areas relevant to the successful operation of a lottery system.
ITHUBA has partnered with an international technology service provider, GTECH, who will provide the back-end operating system for the lottery machines. GTECH is a leading supplier of lottery equipment and services worldwide, operating on all continents and employing over 8500 individuals worldwide in 52 countries. The company has customers in 114 countries.
ITHUBA itself will be responsible for field services and maintenance of the machines to ensure that only a very small percentage of the revenue leaves the country.
This selection was made based on the robustness and integrity of the GTECH system and a major drive to restore trust in the technical aspects of the South African National Lottery system.