Newsflashes

16 July, 2008
SANGONeT, 16 July 2008. The South African History Online has launched a new portal that provides the most comprehensive history of former president Nelson Mandela, including speeches, photographs, detailed timelines and biography.
15 July, 2008
IOL, 15 July 2008. Tshwane Acting Executive Mayor, Tessa Ernest, has urged the people to come up with alternative initiatives in order to improve livelihoods in the wake of the ongoing global food crisis.
15 July, 2008
Amnesty International, 15 July 2008. Amnesty International (AI) has expressed its deep concern to the prime minister of Japan about the detention of two Greenpeace activists, who have been charged with theft and trespass.
15 July, 2008
HRW, 15 July 2008. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has described the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor’s request for an arrest warrant against Sudan’s president as a significant step towards ending impunity for the horrific crimes in Darfur.
15 July, 2008
Sowetan, 15 July 2008. The Department of Home Affairs (DoH) has announced that it is advancing its registration of foreigners displaced by the xenophobic attacks.
15 July, 2008
Business Day, 15 July 2008. Software giant, Microsoft, has renewed its commitment to giving free software to schools across the country by promising to donate products that will cost R750 million if it levies its usual license fees.
15 July, 2008
IOL, 15 July 2008. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised nations have agreed to spend US$60 billion over five years to fight diseases such as HIV and AIDS and malaria and tuberculosis in Africa.
15 July, 2008
PNN, 15 July 2008. Sabinet Gateway, a NGO that promotes and supports library and information services in Africa, has been awarded a US$1, 800, 000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to create an African Online Journal Archive.
14 July, 2008
SABC News, 14 July 2008. Yahoo Inc has rejected a joint proposal from Microsoft Corp and activist investor Carl Icahn that would have involved selling its search business to the software maker.
14 July, 2008
IOL, 14 July 2008. South Africa has defied a United Nations (UN) call to halt deportation of Zimbabweans and has sent 17 000 people back to the troubled country in 40 days.
14 July, 2008
IOL, 14 July 2008. Telkom's rival Neotel is launching its first consumer product on 24 July 2008 in Cape Town.
14 July, 2008
IOL Technology, 14 July 2008. A Chinese man has been sentenced to two years in jail for hacking into a Red Cross website and asking for earthquake relief donations to be sent to his bank account.
14 July, 2008
Sowetan, 14 July 2008. The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) has condemned an incident in which prostitutes were beaten up, and one raped at the Central Johannesburg police station.

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