Newsflashes

5 December, 2008
Seventeen interest groups in the United States have urged world leaders to speed up efforts to reach a new global deal on curbing emissions that cause global warming.
5 December, 2008
The North West Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing has launched a housing project worth R200 million for the working poor in Mafikeng.
5 December, 2008
Oxfam has warned that Zimbabwe's cholera epidemic is posing a "grave danger" to 300 000 people already weakened by food shortages.
3 December, 2008
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced that it is scaling back planned growth in its grant making next year in response to the economic downturn.
3 December, 2008
The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) has urged South African journalists to be impartial during the upcoming national elections.
2 December, 2008
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) says the health department’s inefficiency had played a major role in cutting back on its AIDS literacy programme and retrenching 20 percent of its staff.
2 December, 2008
Social networking platform MXit has put its technology to work to help raise HIV and AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2008.
2 December, 2008
Mobile Internet use is growing in Nigeria while the number of people going online via personal computers is slowing. This is according to analyst firm Nielsen Online.
2 December, 2008
Nearly 30 environmental, science and conservation groups presented their top policy recommendations to the United States president-elect Barack Obama's transition team this week.
2 December, 2008
Malawian youth NGO, Eye of the Child, has applauded the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) for recognising president Bingu wa Mutharika’s achievements in food security.
1 December, 2008
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has warned that its drive to prevent HIV and AIDS has come under threat from a nationwide shortage of free condoms that has hit the country ahead of the festive season.
1 December, 2008
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned that disease could break out among thousands of Democratic Republic of Congo refugees pouring across the border into neighbouring Uganda.
1 December, 2008
Political analysts have warned that the African National Congress’ (ANC) “highly ambitious ad expensive” manifesto could come back to haunt the party as some of the promises may prove impossible to realise.
30 November, 2008
The UK has pledged a R750 million support package to help South Africa fight the pandemic. The money will be used to help prevent new HIV infections.
30 November, 2008
The South African Institute for Race Relations (SAIRR) says income inequality has risen in South Africa in the past 10 years.

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