Microsoft announces BBBEE partners

March 31, 2011

Microsoft South Africa today unveiled the first small black-owned software development firms that will benefit from the company's R475 million investment in a broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) equity equivalence programme.

The four new BBBEE partners, revealed this week by the Department of Trade and Industry and Microsoft South Africa, were chosen after an exhaustive five-month process examining and analysing the 683 hopefuls that had responded. The DTI welcomed the announcement of the selected beneficiaries, saying the programme had the potential to boost transformation within the South African ICT sector.

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