Newsflashes

9 September, 2008
Business Day, 8 September 2008. The South African government has announced the appointment of advisors to the government to help it utilise information and communication technologies (ICT) more effectively.
9 September, 2008
The Star, 8 September 2008.
9 September, 2008
SABC News, 4 September 2008. The Gauteng Social Development has announced that the refugee camps that accommodate the victims of the xenophobic attacks will finally be dismantled at the end of this month.
9 September, 2008
IOL HIV/AIDS, 4 September 2008.  The Centre for the Study of AIDS at the University of Pretoria says HIV testing and the treatment of the disease need more debate and a more sophisticated understanding.
9 September, 2008
SABC News, 4 September 2008.  Former chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission Barney Pityana has condemned the recent flood of criticism of the judiciary and top academics by African National Congress alliance leaders.
3 September, 2008
Business Day, 3 September 2008. Oxford University Press (OUP) has enacted a share transfer of a 21 percent stake in OUP Southern Africa (OUP SA) to the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
3 September, 2008
AFP, 3 September 2008. Sierra Leone has announced that it will revise its policy towards the approximately 300 NGOs operating in the West African nation from this month.
3 September, 2008
All Africa, 3 September 2008. The Zimbabwean government has introduced strict operating procedures for NGOs since a ban on their operations was lifted, but organisations working in the areas of human rights, justice and governance remain banned.
2 September, 2008
Business Report, 2 September 2008.
2 September, 2008
SANGOCO, 2 September 2008. The South African National NGO Coalition’s (SANGOCO) five-day dialogue and debate series gets underway in Cape Town.
2 September, 2008
Participation Junction, 1 September 2008.  The Department of Water Affairs & Forestry (DWAF) is requesting a public comment on the draft Operational Guidelines for an Integrated Water and Waste Management Plan.
2 September, 2008
News24, 1 September 2008. The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has criticised the South African government for what it calls gross negligence on the part of officials to manage migration and understand other Africans.
2 September, 2008
Mail&Guardian, 1 September 2008. 
2 September, 2008
Business Report, 31 August 2008.  The Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) says the period following the National Land Summit of July 2005 witnessed heightened debate on land reform policy and a flurry of policy initiatives. 
2 September, 2008
News24, 31 August 2008. Contrary to rumours about Nelson Mandela’s health, the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has assured the public that the former president is alive and well.

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