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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).
15 May, 2007
The Weekender, 15 May 2007. Civil society organisations view the potential establishment of a United States of Africa as an opportunity for African leaders to engage with African civil society.
15 May, 2007
The Weekender, 15 May 2007. In his article featured in The Weekender, Robert Scheer, editor of Truthgig.com, bemoans the fact that society often rewards people with no conscience for their immoral deeds which come at great cost.
15 May, 2007
Business Report, 15 May 2007. Black Sash, an NGO that offers free consumer advice, has criticised debt counselors motivated by the profit margin instead of bringing relief to heavily indebted consumers.
14 May, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 14 May 2007. Zimbabwe has been elected as head of the Commission on Sustainable Development, the main United Nations inter-governmental body on the environment.

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