Newsflashes

18 May, 2007
Washington Post, 17 May 2007.
18 May, 2007
Business Day, 17 May 2007. Government department are being subpoenaed and brought before the Human Rights Commission (HRC) because 90% of them have ignored numerous correspondences about human rights complaints brought against them.
18 May, 2007
IOL, 17 May 2007. Six months after the passing of Civil Union Act, the Triangle Project, South Africa's largest activist NGO for gay and lesbian rights, is criticising religious denominations for refusing to conduct same-sex marriages.
17 May, 2007
Fin24, 17 May 2007. According to the president of the Development Bank of Africa Donald Kaberuka, Africa is in its best economic shape in decades thanks to better management and a booming demand for commodities.
17 May, 2007
News24, 17 May 2007. Microsoft’s vice president for intellectual property and licensing Horacio Gutierrez has accused open-source software of violating its patents with its free programmes.
17 May, 2007
SANGONeT, 17 May 2007. Last month, April 2007, kiwanja.net through its FrontlineSMS text messaging system helped to monitor the Nigerian elections.
16 May, 2007
Comingsoon.net, 16 May 2007. In the build up to 8 June 2007, when the second sequel to the movie Ocean’s 11 will be released, the all star cast will be involved in two events that will serve to draw the world’s attention to the conflict in Darfur.
16 May, 2007
SANGONeT, 16 May 2007. Oxfam GB’s South Africa Programme has commissioned research to contribute to public debates on pro-poor economic development models in South Africa.
16 May, 2007
IRIN, 16 May 2007. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the number of people working in extreme poverty in Africa will increase by 20 percent by 2015.
16 May, 2007
IPS, 16 May 2007. Entering into a growing debate over the standards of conduct within civil society, Moyiga Nduru, journalist for IPS asks the question of whether NGOs should be held more accountable for their actions.
15 May, 2007
IRIN, 15 May 2007. The South African government has set out ten economic priorities to meet the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa's (AsgiSA's) target to reduce poverty by 2014.
15 May, 2007
IRIN, 15 May 2007. The African Union's Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is sending a fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe after widespread reports of state violence against journalists, students, lawyers, civil society and the political opposition.
15 May, 2007
The Star, 15 May 2007.
15 May, 2007
Business Day, 15 May 2006. The top-40 listed companies on the Johannesburg Security Exchange (JSE) will be participating in a carbon disclosure project (CDP) over the next two weeks to determine the impact of business practices on the environment.
15 May, 2007
Sunday Times, 15 May 2007. South Africa  (SA)  has rejected a damning report on the country by the African Peer Review Mechanism (ARPM).

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