News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 45 on 27 October 2000

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20 October 2000

No-one should underestimate the tangled knot of problems most African countries will have to untie before e-commerce becomes a reality. Milton Louw of NamBizDot.Com took part in the Namibian Consultative Mission on e-commerce. His summary of its findings provides both cautious cause for optimism and a sobering assessment of the distance that has yet to be travelled.   The Namibian Consultative Mission took place from 1 to 6 December 2000 and visited 21 companies and organisations. The following are some of the findings:   National E-Commerce Vision and Strategy Namibia is in the process of developing an Information and Communications…