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UK to End Direct Aid to SA - Media Reports

The British government is reportedly planning to stop giving direct aid to South Africa from 2015, according to media reports.

The BBC reported that British international development secretary, Justine Greening, will announce that the United Kingdom's relationship with South Africa will now be based on trade and not development.

The British government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth R264 million a year. At its peak in 2003, British aid amounted to more than R556 million.

African Youth Day Conference 2011

The Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African contexts.

The African Youth Day was declared and adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2006 to be commemorated on 1 November each year. It has since evolved as the most powerful platform of young people of Africa.

Google Launches New Browsers

Google has launched a new beta version of its Chrome browser, and Opera has launched the latest version of its Opera browser.

Google's Engineering director in Munich, Wieland Holfelder, points out that, "With the new release, we also give users even more choice and control over their own privacy while surfing the web."

AIDS Councils as Catalysts for Unlocking Citizen Power

AIDS Councils as Catalysts for Unlocking Citizen Power is a manual that provides information for NGOs to develop and mobilise civil society’s engagement with AIDS councils and build effective governance of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Published by the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, the guide contains a step by step approach to organising a one and a half day workshop.

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