News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 25 on 9 June 2000

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ACT 2000: TAKING THE PULSE OF INTERNET DEVELOPMENT

9 June 2000

This special issue is a report from the ACT 2000 Conference at South Africa's Sun City: it is quite literally Africa's ICT water hole. Over 500 "movers and shakers" drawn from across Africa came together to discuss the theme of Making IT Work for Africa. It provided a unique opportunity to look at the obstacles facing the development of the internet in Africa and how these might be overcome. Balancing Act's Russell Southwood (who was at the conference as a speaker on African web content) reports his impressions. News Update returns to its regular format with the next issue. If…