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5 November, 2008
Drupal has been named the best open source content management system (CMS) in the annual Packt-sponsored awards.
5 November, 2008
United States president-elect Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first African-American to win the United States presidency.
5 November, 2008
Malnutrition will be among main issues for discussion at the 30th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses currently underway in Cape Town.
5 November, 2008
CNN International has launched “World View”, an initiative that aims to give voice to thousands of young people worldwide who have something to say about the impact of the United States elections on their country.
5 November, 2008
Circumcised men in South Africa are currently as likely to be HIV-positive as those uncircumcised. This is according to a study in the latest edition of the South African Medical Journal. 
5 November, 2008
The African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties have accused the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) of alleged political bias in its news coverage. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has lodged a complaint with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) about the SABC being a “serial offender when it comes to bias in favour of the ANC.”
3 November, 2008
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says that Pretoria is a major destination for the trafficking of sex slaves within South Africa.
3 November, 2008
The Limpopo Department for Local Government and Housing and the Mogalakwena Municipality have handed a four-roomed house to two homeless orphans in near Mokopane.
3 November, 2008
Marlon Parker, an information technology lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, has initiated a drug rehabilitation programme using the mobile instant messaging platform, Mxit.
3 November, 2008
Department of Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya says the number of orphaned children in South Africa is estimated at 1.5 million.
3 November, 2008
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and office of the Premier in Limpopo are expected to release the results of two investigations into the alleged human rights abuses on communities by platinum mines in that province.
29 October, 2008
The Project Masiluleke has launched a large scale project aimed at sending free one million health messages to South Africans by mobile phones starting from 1 December 2008.
29 October, 2008
Fundraising experts from three of the world’s top NGOs - Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK and World Vision USA - say that programme growth will slow in 2009 as a result of the economic squeeze. 
29 October, 2008
The “African Peer Review Mechanism: Lessons from the Pioneers” is an innovative approach to improving African governance. Produced by the South African Institute for International Affairs, the book offers important opportunities for public dialogue.
29 October, 2008
Amnesty International (AI) says death row inmates in Nigeria witness the execution of fellow prisoners and are forced to clean their gallows.

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