Swebtec, a leading provider of multi-lingual content management systems, has been appointed by the Zimbabwe Democracy Trust (ZDT) to redesign its website, www.zimbabwedemocracytrust.org. The site has been developed using Swebtec’s Enterprise Content Management system, expressCMS.

The US-based ZDT aims to provide the Zimbabwean people with a worldwide pro-democracy support system and to educate the rest of the world on the political crisis in Zimbabwe. The Trust wanted to improve the website in order to provide easy access and intuitive tools to enable administrators to publish regular news updates.

Swebtec has been working with the ZDT for four years, developing its own and associated pro-democracy websites for Zimbabwe. The company has built similarly effective sites for www.zwnews.com and www.accountabilitycommission.com.

Annabel Hughes, executive director of the ZDT says, “Our website projects with Swebtec have been a great success. As well as the need to be user friendly, we were looking for more flexibility and reliability from our website, two characteristics of expressCMS and the primary influences in our choice of Swebtec’s leading Content Management system. We get all the benefits of a first class enterprise content management system at a reasonable cost.”

Brian Henderson, joint managing director of Swebtec says, “Swebtec is committed to helping charities and not-for-profit organisations by delivering technical solutions using a flexible pricing strategy, enabling these groups to have access to enterprise software that normally would be too expensive. For the ZDT, we are pleased that expressCMS is being used to power the dissemination and management of data for this pro-democracy group.”

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For further information, please contact:

Broadgate: Roland Cross or Victoria Lomax 0207 726 6111

Swebtec : Jamie Kruger 020 7471 8120


Swebtec is a leading provider of multilingual Content Management software and related services. Swebtec’s enterprise Content Management system, ExpressCMS, helps organisations to monitor digital corporate assets through a singular enterprise framework. The framework also incorporates a relationship marketing module and an electronic commerce facility.
The ExpressCMS suite enables organisations to control information and products through an easy to use web interface for intranet, extranet and Internet sites omitting the need for expert technical training or knowledge. It operates on all open platforms and delivers comprehensive facilities including workflow, personalisation and a search engine facility in a single integrated product.
Swebtec is based in the UK. For more information about Swebtec’s products and services visit http://www.Swebtec.com or http://www.expressCMS.com

Zimbabwe Democracy Trust
The Zimbabwe Democracy Trust (ZDT) is a non-partisan pro-democracy group set up to campaign internationally for the rights of Zimbabweans to live in civic peace and freedom. Its primary function is to educate and inform governments, legislators, the media, NGOs and international institutions in democratic countries about Zimbabwe's struggle for positive change.

Published on: 12:00AM on 15th September 2004