Newsflashes

22 March, 2007
SANGONeT, 22 March 2007.
22 March, 2007
The Star, 22 March 2007.  Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is questioning the commitment of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) to implement its own environmental laws.
22 March, 2007
Sunday Times, 22 March 2007.  Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has reiterated the World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz’s argument that Africa needs to direct more aid and investment towards infrastructure in order to improve the lives of its citizens.
22 March, 2007
Sunday Times, 18 March 2007.
19 March, 2007
Business Day, 19 March 2007.  A leading Indian economist has warned South Africa against having an income or consumption based poverty line.
19 March, 2007
IPS, 19 March 2007.  The continuing exodus of health professionals leaving Africa for greener pastures leaves the continent less empowered to confront the decimating effects of HIV/AIDS and malaria.
19 March, 2007
News24, 19 March 2007.  In a bid to speed up land reform in South Africa, the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) could effect new legislation aimed at giving the state first option to buy properties that are up for sale. 
16 March, 2007
APC, 16 March 2007.  The Media Monitoring Project (MMP) has developed its first version of a software application which will evaluate gender-sensitivity in online media. 
16 March, 2007
ITWeb, 16 March 2007. Damaria Senne’s article titled “Fail to launch”, takes a look at the failure of the much-publicised government initiatives that are aimed at bridging the digital divide.
16 March, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 16 March 2007.  A coalition of more than 140 international NGOs and women's groups has welcomed the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s public support for the creation of a new UN agency for women.
16 March, 2007
CBS News, 15 March 2007.
16 March, 2007
APC, 15 March 2007. Rwanda, one of the poorest countries in the world, was ranked third in the 2007 Gender Equity Index (GEI) with a score of 84, after Sweden (89) and Finland (also 84) and followed by Norway (83).  
14 March, 2007
Women Won't Wait, 14 March 2007.
14 March, 2007
OSI, 14 March 2007.  George Soros, chairman and founder of the Open Society Institute (OSI) is expected to call upon governments to provide the lifesaving funds necessary to battle HIV/AIDS and drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB).

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