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2 July, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 2 July 2007. 
2 July, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 2 July 2007.  According to a new report, South Africa's platinum boom has given rise to mushrooming informal settlements by migrant labourers around mines, posing serious health, social and environmental risks to communities.
2 July, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 2 July 2007.  According to the South African Prisoners' Organisation for Human Rights (SAPHOR), a total of 46 327 people are awaiting trial in prisons across the country.
2 July, 2007
Washingtonpost, 2 July 2007. The head of Educated Media Foundation, a Russian NGO that trains journalists has fled the country for fear she would be jailed after authorities effectively shut down her group's operations.
2 July, 2007
Africa News, 2 July 2007.
2 July, 2007
Women’sNet, 2 July 2007. Tactical Tech, an Amsterdam-registered non-profit foundation, and Women’sNet have launched the latest edition of NGO-in-a-box, the BaseBox.
2 July, 2007
MMP, 2 July 2007. Given the fact that South Africa was the main destination for new asylum-seekers in 2006, the Media Monitoring Project (MMP) bemoans the lack of attention given to World Refugee Day by the South African media. 
2 July, 2007
Redorbit, 2 July 2007. Google has launched an initiative to help civil society organisations use maps and satellite images to raise awareness, recruit volunteers and encourage donations.
2 July, 2007
Reuters, 28 June 2007. The United States first lady, Laura Bush, has announced that $507 million in assistance would be approved for Mozambique to build and boost its battle against malaria.
2 July, 2007
Gulf Times, 28 June 2007. The Global Sport Fund (GSF) has presented its first grant to Hoops 4 Hope, a non-profit forum based in Cape Town. The grant is the first in a series of five awards to be announced by the GSF every year.
2 July, 2007
Alertnet, 2 July 2007. A Kazakh court has jailed more than a dozen health workers for infecting 78 babies with HIV/AIDS, ten of whom have died as a result of being infected.
2 July, 2007
Pambazuka, 2 July 2007.
26 June, 2007
AlertNet, 26 June 2007. Eric Holt-Gimenez’s article titled “The great biofuel hoax”, gives an overview of the general problems that most countries will experience when they switch to biofuels.
26 June, 2007
SANGONeT, 26 June 2007. World Learning and the Civil Society Unit at the World Bank are conducting a study of the level and areas of interest civil society organisations have in participating in World Bank learning programmes.

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