Why is the Deputy President signing deals with Microsoft?

by oneafrikan on October 10, 2005

_ TECTONIC: Why is the Deputy President signing deals with Microsoft?

Ballmer is apparently here to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the Universal Services Agency(USA). It is a deal in which Microsoft is committing to give software to telecentres and community centres in poor areas, and assist them with training (the specifics of the deal are not that clear and Tectonic didn’t get invited to the signing so we have to rely on what we’ve gleaned from a few reliable sources.)

I don’t know the ins and outs of this at all, but it smells dodgy… anyone got any info to share?

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