Newsflashes

9 May, 2008
SEA, 9 May 2008. Earthlife Africa (ELA), in conjunction with other NGOs and trade unions, has started a campaign to turn the current electricity crisis into an energy opportunity in South Africa.
9 May, 2008
African Monitor, 9 May 2008. 
7 May, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 7 May 2008.  African Development Bank has pledged US$1 billion more for food aid as soaring commodity prices raise fears of famine, and it urged grain-exporting countries not to restrict shipments.
7 May, 2008
Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2008. Lyudmila Kuzmina, leader of an election watchdog NGO, is weary about the comment made by Dmitry Medvedev stating, “the role of civil society in Russia is indispensable.”
7 May, 2008
Sowetan, 7 May 2008. Women’s rights activists in Gauteng have vowed to push for of the notorious Noord Street Taxi Rank.
7 May, 2008
Participation Junction, 7 May 2008.  The Joint Constitutional Review Committee is requesting public comment on the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
7 May, 2008
News24, 7 May 2008.  Reports say the Department of Social Development (DSD) is looking at giving food vouchers or cash to poor households to help them cope with rising food prices.
7 May, 2008
One World, 7 May 2008.  Consumer International (CI), the world federation of consumer organisations, has called for tighter government monitoring to prevent the continued dumping of toxic e-waste on the developing world.
6 May, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 6 May 2008.  The head of South Africa's Scorpions crime-fighting unit, Leonard McCarthy, has been appointed to head the World Bank's anti-corruption unit.
6 May, 2008
IOL, 6 May 2008. Microsoft has withdrew its proposal to acquire Yahoo, saying the struggling Internet pioneer refused to budge on price despite the software giant upping its offer to nearly R400-billion.
6 May, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 6 May 2008.  The South African National Editors' Forum has voiced concern at the African National Congress' proposed media tribunal, on the eve on World Press Freedom Day.
6 May, 2008
All Africa, 6 May 2008. According to the Human Rights Watch (HRW), presidential runoff elections in Zimbabwe cannot be credible unless conditions are met for free and fair elections.
6 May, 2008
CDE, 6 May 2008.  The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has released its second major report on land issues in three years.
6 May, 2008
IOL, 6 May 2008.  According to SANGONeT, NGOs have benefited by using the  Internet as a tool for fundraising among their philanthropic work.
6 May, 2008
New Europe, 6 May 2008.  The Environmental group, Friends of the Earth Europe has  released a report claiming that oil companies are falsely misleading goals proposed by the European Commission in revisions to the Fuel Quality Directive as unachievable.

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