Newsflashes

1 June, 2007
IRIN News, 30 May 2007. The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) has launched a ‘standard’ to improve accountability and quality in the delivery of disaster and relief aid.
1 June, 2007
IRIN News, 30 May 2007.  According to the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) report focusing on Swaziland and Botswana, gender parity is the key in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
1 June, 2007
IRIN News, 30 May 2007.  Zimbabwe’s urban residents have to grease the palms of officials to ensure they can get access to even dysfunctional services.
1 June, 2007
IRIN News, 30 May 2007.  The city of Cape Town is forging ahead with a plan to tackle the effects of climate change, which could provide a blueprint for other urban centres.
30 May, 2007
IRIN News, 30 May 2007. In an in-depth report on the problems faced by today’s youth, IRIN traces the impact of the events shaping their lives.
29 May, 2007
Mail and Guardian, 29 May 2007. Various civil society organisations are concerned that a number of Gauteng schools are breaking the law by continuing to charge fees, despite legislation declaring them “no-fee” institutions.
29 May, 2007
The Electronic Intifada, 29 May 2007. In an open letter to the Rolling Stones, the Palestinian arts community raised a few concerns regarding the upcoming performance by the group in Israel at a time when Israel continues to oppress Palestinians.
29 May, 2007
One World, 28 May 2007.
29 May, 2007
TAC News Service, 28 May 2007.
28 May, 2007
The Star, 28 May 2007. According to the Transparency International's (TI) latest Global Corruption Report, poor salaries, lack of training and the failure to appoint judges based on merit are just some of the issues that lead to judicial corruption.
28 May, 2007
IOL, 28 May 2007. Residents of Vanderbijl Park and the Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA) are demanding that Mittal, the giant multi-national steel company, stop its polluting operations in Steel Valley area.
28 May, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 28 May 2007. Police officers and crime experts are generally backing the recommendations of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) report on policing.
28 May, 2007
The Star, 28 May 2007. The Sex Workers' Advocacy Trust (SWEAT) has vowed to make a submission to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on its concerns about the Sexual Offences Bill.
28 May, 2007
IRIN News, 28 Amy 2007. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, hundreds of children have been trafficked into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from several West African countries.
28 May, 2007
War on Want, 28 May 2007. War on Want, a British development charity, has disclosed that privatisation of water delivery poses a threat to the lives of many poor people.

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