Accessing information on tenders met with silence as Gauteng government blames Microsoft

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There has been a loud silence and seemingly resistance to share information related to various multimillion-rand tenders linked to health expenditure from the Gauteng government.

It, in turn, is blaming software giant Microsoft for the lack of information on how taxpayers' money is being spent. 

For the past month, News24 has struggled to acquire relevant tender information about major contracts in the provincial departments of health and infrastructure development.

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