Newsflashes

1 July, 2008
All Africa, 1 July 2008. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical charity, has warned that Somalia is facing a massive humanitarian crisis but the level of response is not matching the needs of the affected population.
30 June, 2008
All Africa, 30 June 2008. African civil society organisations at the African Union (AU) Summit in Egypt have called on African leaders to publicly condemn the human rights violations and abuses taking place in Zimbabwe.
30 June, 2008
News24, 30 June 2008. Microsoft Corp is scheduled to stop selling its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers.
30 June, 2008
Business Day, 30 June 2008. A study conducted by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) on the police has revealed that, while citizens demand that police protect them, they “do so only legally and respectfully.”
29 June, 2008
IOL Technology, 29 June 2008. More than eight million copies of Firefox 3 were downloaded in a single day as the SpreadFirefox campaign attempted to set a world record for the most downloads in a 24-hour period.
29 June, 2008
Participation Junction, 29 June 2008. The National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Agriculture and Land Affairs is requesting public comment on the Provision of Land and Assistance Amendment Bill.
28 June, 2008
IOL, 28 June 2008. SANGONeT has slammed African National Congress (ANC) member of parliament Mtikeni Sibande for his "Mugabe-like" rhetoric, saying it has no place in South Africa.
25 June, 2008
Business Day, 25 June 2008.  Gauteng Housing MEC Nomvula Mokonyane says the government will continue to allocate low-cost houses to foreigners with permanent residence permits as it is policy and South Africans had not objected to the policy.
24 June, 2008
All Africa, 24 June 2008. Civil society groups in Somalia and aid agencies have called for an end to attacks against their staff, saying such incidents seriously hamper efforts to assist thousands of needy Somalis.
24 June, 2008
IOL Technology, 24 June 2008. Hewlett-Packard has released the source code to its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System (AdvFS) to the open source community.
24 June, 2008
Participation Junction, 24 June 2008. 
23 June, 2008
SANGONeT, 23 June 2008. There is still time to respond to the call for papers for MobileActive08, the international summit on the social impact of mobile technology taking place from 13-15 October 2008 in Johannesburg.
23 June, 2008
Yahoo News, 19 June 2008.  According to Mozilla, Firefox 3 has reached 1.6 million downloads in the opening hours of its availability, with almost 9,000 copies of the free, open-source software downloaded every minute from its website.  
23 June, 2008
Fin24, 23 June 2008.  Telkom plans to raise its tariffs by an average 2.4% from 1 August 2008, provided the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) approves.
20 June, 2008
TAC Newsletter, 20 June 2008.  The Social Justice Coalition (SJC), an independent group that believes in freedom, equality, non-violence and human rights, will be launched on 25 June 2008 in Cape Town.

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