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Microsoft South Africa - Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP)

Driving transformation, digitalisation, innovation and sustainability in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. The company’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. The breadth and depth of this mission unlocks unprecedented opportunity as technology transforms every industry and has the power to make a difference in the lives of everyone. 

By partnering with individuals, business, government and non-governmental agencies Microsoft is working to make digitalisation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution easier. In so doing, it is driving improved access to the training, skills, infrastructure and tools needed to deal with the disruptive nature of the digital revolution.

As a result of Microsoft’s continued focus and investment in South Africa, it has been awarded a Level 2 B-BBEE status, making it one of the most empowered ICT multinationals in the country.

Why did Microsoft South Africa embark on an Equity Equivalent Investment Programme?

We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Technology is fundamentally changing how we live, learn and work. While it is recognised that emerging technologies present an opportunity to grow economies and address some of societies key socio-economic challenges, there is also a real fear that the world will become further divided.

Microsoft is making key investments in South Africa to ensure that we are accelerating the pace of digital transformation in the country and enabling every individual to benefit from the digital era.

The Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP) forms part of these investments into South Africa to help individuals, businesses, and Government successfully navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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AgriTech Initiative

Microsoft will be investing in innovation and focusing on technology solutions to boost the agriculture sector. With the launch of the Microsoft AgriTech Programme, and partnering with companies (AgriTechs) identified and appointed via our AgriChallenge, we aim to provide South African smallholder farmers with access to technology solutions to address key challenges they face and enable them to ultimately grow their businesses and compete.

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AppFactory Initiative

Microsoft will be providing experiential learning opportunities to South Africa's young software developers, making them more employable. Microsoft believes that by investing in ICT skills development, we can drive transformation in a meaningful and sustainable way. The investment will focus on job experience for selected software developers, through multiple AppFactories hosted by strategic partners across the country.

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Manufacturing Initiative

Microsoft is driving innovation through digital transformation in manufacturing, with strategic investments to help South African businesses compete and be successful. With the launch of the Microsoft Digital Transformation Programme, we aim to provide selected businesses with access to technology solutions that focus on enabling digital transformation, to unlock their business potential.



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