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13 May, 2008
IOL, 13 May 2008. Cape Town City Council is to rethink its plans for a city-wide fibre optic network, after the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reduced its commitment to the project from R51,6-million to R30-million.
13 May, 2008
News24, 13 May 2008.
12 May, 2008
Business Day, 12 May 2008. According to Statistics South Africa, South Africa’s electricity exports has increased 6,1% in the three months to March this year, compared with the same period last year.
11 May, 2008
OneWorld, 11 May 2008.  Refugee International, a US-based humanitarian aid group, has urged the Bush administration to revise its aid policy toward Myanmar and provide immediate assistance to the cyclone victims in that country.
11 May, 2008
AFP, 11 May 2008.  The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) has blamed the crisis at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on the board, which it says lacks legitimacy and public confidence.
11 May, 2008
Business Day, 11 May 2008. South Africa’s newest television station, Cape Town TV (CTV), is already planning to start broadcasting to the greater Cape Town area in August 2008.
9 May, 2008
All Africa, 9 May 2008. The Africa Desertification Control Initiative (ADCI), is distributing 50,000 tree seedlings in recognition of upcoming Earth Day.
9 May, 2008
SEA, 9 May 2008. Earthlife Africa (ELA), in conjunction with other NGOs and trade unions, has started a campaign to turn the current electricity crisis into an energy opportunity in South Africa.
9 May, 2008
African Monitor, 9 May 2008. 
7 May, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 7 May 2008.  African Development Bank has pledged US$1 billion more for food aid as soaring commodity prices raise fears of famine, and it urged grain-exporting countries not to restrict shipments.
7 May, 2008
Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2008. Lyudmila Kuzmina, leader of an election watchdog NGO, is weary about the comment made by Dmitry Medvedev stating, “the role of civil society in Russia is indispensable.”
7 May, 2008
Sowetan, 7 May 2008. Women’s rights activists in Gauteng have vowed to push for of the notorious Noord Street Taxi Rank.
7 May, 2008
Participation Junction, 7 May 2008.  The Joint Constitutional Review Committee is requesting public comment on the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
7 May, 2008
News24, 7 May 2008.  Reports say the Department of Social Development (DSD) is looking at giving food vouchers or cash to poor households to help them cope with rising food prices.
7 May, 2008
One World, 7 May 2008.  Consumer International (CI), the world federation of consumer organisations, has called for tighter government monitoring to prevent the continued dumping of toxic e-waste on the developing world.

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