Newsflashes

1 June, 2016
Supporters of affordable housing in Cape Town have lodged a ‘racism’ complaint with Mayor, Patricia de Lille, over comments a ratepayers group official made about a contentious site in Sea Point.
1 June, 2016
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and life assurance company, Lion of Africa, have reached a settlement before an application by the agency was heard by the Constitutional Court.
26 May, 2016
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is from now on taking online applications from returning and prospective students at universities for the 2017 academic year.  
26 May, 2016
Human rights advocates from major Western nations and organisations are protesting against a United Nations decision to bar 22 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) affiliated groups from taking part in a high-level United Nations AIDS conference next month.  
26 May, 2016
Zimbabwean non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have welcomed the withdrawal of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill from Parliament following MPs' adverse report.  
26 May, 2016
Civil society organisations and local church have staged a demonstration in Harare against the introduction ‘National Pledge’ by the government which they dismiss as a bid to brainwash to brainwash school children with ZANU PF propaganda.  
26 May, 2016
Climate activists seeking to pull investors into their camp are pushing Exxon Mobil and Chevron to limit money spent on exploration in favour of higher dividends and more share buybacks.  
26 May, 2016
The United Nations’ Secretary General has appointed Special Envoys on El Nino and Climate - the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Kenya’s Ambassador to the United Nations Macharia Kamau.  
26 May, 2016
Two leading environmental organisations, Earthlife Africa (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI), say government must respect the rules and commit to following the timeframes, after the state once again failed to submit answering affidavits in the court c
26 May, 2016
A research report shows that voters, particularly in poor communities, believe that the handing out of food parcels during elections campaigns amounts to vote buying.  
26 May, 2016
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says that during the last decade of the struggle in South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) wanted hegemony over the country.  
26 May, 2016
The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the Gauteng Education Department regarding the school admissions regulations.  
26 May, 2016
Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus on 17 July 2016, the eve of Mandela Day.  
19 May, 2016
The NGO Board of Malawi which was established under the NGO Board Act will soon have an act which will be guiding activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Malawi.
19 May, 2016
SAP SE will train more than 150 000 youth in 30 African countries this year to foster digital literacy and equip the continent’s rising generation with job-relevant digital skills.

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