News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 41 on 29 September 2000

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ZIMBABWE'S ALTECH - MAKING A REALITY OF E-COMMERCE

29 September 2000

Last year New Update set itself the challenge of finding e-commerce of some scale outside South Africa. So what has it found? There's been a number of worthy but necessary policy documents. There's been no end of small-scale art and craft sites selling work internationally (a trend to be applauded) but its impact remains modest. All the endless trade conference speaker patter about B2C and B2B has not seemed to add up to B-all. So in this issue we look at a Zimbabwean company in the African Lakes stable - Altech - that has been supplying e-commerce solutions for several…