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28 January, 2008
SANGONeT, 29 January 2008.  The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) has voiced its disappointment with the human rights activism in the Southern African Development Communities (SADC) region.
27 January, 2008
SANGONeT, 28 January 2008. Freedom House has released the findings from the latest edition of Freedom in the World, an annual survey of global political rights. According to the report, 2007 was marked by a marked setback for global freedom.
27 January, 2008
Reuters, 28 January 2008. Kenyan civil society activists have called on the United Nations Security Council to do something about the crisis in the country because the turmoil threatens to destablise the entire region.
24 January, 2008
Social Movements Indaba, 24 January 2008.
23 January, 2008
PMG, 23 January 2008.
23 January, 2008
Sowetan, 23 January 2008. South African citizens and civil society organisations have expressed their views for what they hope will be contained within this year’s Budget speech, which will be delivered on 20 February.
23 January, 2008
Business Day, 23 January 2008.
23 January, 2008
Foundation Center, 23 January 2008. Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, has announced five core initiatives that will be the focus of its philanthropic efforts over the next five to ten years.
23 January, 2008
IT Online, 23 January 2008. The Cape Town Open Education Declaration, a coalition of educators, foundations and internet pioneers, has urged governments and publishers to make publicly-funded educational materials available freely over the Internet.
22 January, 2008
Boston.com, 22 January 2008. Human rights groups have responded with outrage over the Sudanese government’s appointment of a suspected Janjaweed militia leader accused of atrocities in Darfur as the special adviser to its president.
22 January, 2008
Business Day, 22 January 2008. The AIDS Law Project (ALP) has urged the government to use provisions in the Patents Act to boost generic competition for AIDS drugs.
22 January, 2008
New Statesman, 22 January 2008. 
22 January, 2008
SANGONeT, 22 January 2008.
21 January, 2008
IOL, 21 January 2008.  An article published by the Cape Argus, highlights the work done by Braam Hanekom, one of the founding members of People against Suffering Suppression, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP).
21 January, 2008
Fin24.co.za, 22 January 2008.  Earthlife Africa (ELA), an environmental NGO has urged Eskom to focus on getting electricity to all South African citizens before supplying foreign corporations.

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