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- SA’s first web content management systems analysis and forecast indicates that the local Web content management (WCM) systems market is worth about R59 million a year, but should grow to R290 million by 2007. The report, commissioned by Internet software company Cambrient, says the strongest growth in the Web hosting market is expected to come from the complex managed hosting category.

- Senegal ISP INF247 has closed down. According to Osiris, it was largely focused on providing services to American NGOs.

- Canada has pledged US$8 million for innovative new technology research in Africa as part of its ambitious Connectivity Africa initiative. The pan-African programme, announced at the Acacia information technology conference at Kwa Maritane game lodge in North West, will give special emphasis on the development of practical applications for new hand-held, wireless computer and mobile telephone technology.