Newsflashes

12 June, 2009
The humanitarian group Amnesty International (AI) has slammed Tripoli's treatment of African migrants on the eve of a historic visit to Italy by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The organisation points out that its delegation visited a detention centre in northwestern Libya, where hundreds of non-Libyan citizens, most coming from Eritrea but also from Somalia, Nigeria and Mali, are held in conditions of serious overcrowding.
12 June, 2009
The Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) and TEBA Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing the two parties to pursue a potential merger and form a single development organisation to provide services in the mining, construction and en
10 June, 2009
The African Monitor (AM) has warned that foreign ownership of land might result in crops being grown for export, rather than to feed hungry locals. AM’s Warren Nyamugasira says countries such as China, South Korea and Qatar, which have rushed to lease large tracts of land in Africa, want to produce food that can be exported to ensure their own food security, and boost their own earnings.
10 June, 2009
A national study released this week has found that South Africa's AIDS epidemic appears to be stabilising, with infections among children and teenagers declining. "There are promising findings of a changing pattern of HIV infection among children and youth," says HSRC chief executive officer, Olive Shisana. "The good news is that the change in HIV prevalence in children is most likely attributable to the successful implementation of several HIV-prevention interventions," she said.
10 June, 2009
Somalis are experiencing near-daily atrocities, including rape, the shelling of civilian areas and fighting that has forced more than 100 000 to flee their homes since May. "It's a critical humanitarian situation, with regular atrocities being committe," says  United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson, William Spindler. Spindler states that the UNHCR is concerned about how the fighting is affecting a population that has already endured several decades of war.
10 June, 2009
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is considering taking tough action against several provincial and national departments for their poor response to its request for submissions ahead of this week’s public hearings socio-economic rights. SAHRC CEO, Tseliso Thipanyane, points out that the commission will address the poor response from government departments by first appealing to the speaker of Parliament, Max Sisulu, to find out “what is going on and how the government proposes to resolve it”.
10 June, 2009
The percentage of people living with HIV in South Africa has barely changed in the last six years, but new data reveales that between 2002 and 2008 there were many changes in HIV knowledge, risk behaviour and testing habits.
8 June, 2009
The number of minutes Americans spent on social networking sites nearly doubled in the past year with Facebook and Twitter enjoying explosive growth. This is according to Nielsen Online. Nielsen Online found that the number of minutes Americans spent on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, Tagged, Twitter and LinkedIn grew by 83 percent from April 2008 to April of this year. It says the total minutes spent on Facebook increased nearly 700 percent year-over-year, from 1.7 billion in April 2008 to 13.9 billion in April 2009.
8 June, 2009
Zimbabwe’s prisons, infamous for being dirty and disease-ridden, will get a much-needed injection of help from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the agency has announced. In a press statement, head of the ICRC’s team in Harare, Thomas Merkelbach, points said: “We are working closely with the prison authorities to improve the situation for the most vulnerable detainees." The organisation is already started distributing food to 6 300 detainees.
8 June, 2009
The TV Industry Emergency Coalition (TVEC) has called on the government to immediately appoint a new ‘legally constituted (SABC) board’. In an open letter to the South African public issued after the removal of Kanyi Mkonza as board chairman by her colleagues, the coalition says the entire current board should step down to pave the way for parliament to appoint a new independent board.
8 June, 2009
The creation of another structure in the form of a ministry to promote the rights of women, this time alongside other disempowered groups, is ill-considered. This is according to writer and political analyst, Christi Van der Westhuizen. Van der Westhuizen argues that a more worthwhile effort would have been to fix the problems plaguing the existing gender structures, rather than creating a whole new bureaucracy.
5 June, 2009
International aid organisation Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) say the influx of illegal Zimbabwean refugees is continuing “unabated” and even showing signs of increasing. The MSF comments come at the time when the arrival of Zimbabwean refugees in the country threatens to overwhelm local aid organisations. Last month, the Department of Home Affairs announced a controversial new strategy to deal with the escalating problem of illegal immigration, waiving visa requirements for Zimbabwean immigrants.
5 June, 2009
The University of Cape Town vice-chancellor, Max Price, says making education free to all undergraduate students will reduce universities revenue by 30 percent. Price argues that the move will also deprive universities of important sources of revenue in the form of fees from students who can afford to pay them as well as from the private sector which gives financial support to students.
5 June, 2009
Fundraisers in the United Kingdom have fallen behind their counterparts in the United States by at least 18 months in using the online environment in enhancing their fundraising efforts. This claim was made during a recent presentation by Alan Clayton, Director of Innovation at The Good Agency, on the interim report of an ongoing research project combining research into donor values and motivations, and online behaviour.
5 June, 2009
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says Somalis fleeing war and hunger at home are entering neighbouring Kenya at an average rate of 7 000 per month, swelling what is already the world's largest refugee settlement. Head of the UNHCR’s sub-office in Dadaab, north Kenya, Anne Campbell, says the refugees are leaving their country because of increasing insecurity.

NGO Services

NGO Services

NGO Events

S M T W T F S
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29