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21 November, 2008
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has warned that an Indian law criminalising sex between men is a "major obstacle" to the country's efforts to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS.
20 November, 2008
The Department of Housing has dismissed suggestions in a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) report that dissatisfaction over housing delivery was one of the key reasons behind the xenophobic violence this year.
20 November, 2008
The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) has donated presents in the form of cheques of up to R1 million to 25 NGOs, universities to community education and feeding schemes.
20 November, 2008
According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, over 330 000 lives were lost to HIV-AIDS in South Africa between 2000 and 2005 because a feasible and timely anti-retroviral treatment programme was not implemented.
20 November, 2008
Health experts and activists have heavily criticised African governments for failing to collaborate with CSOs on health research and health policy development.
20 November, 2008
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, who earned the ire of many share-holders for rejecting a US$47 billion takeover offer from Microsoft, is stepping down as the chief executive officer.
20 November, 2008
Relief workers in Uganda say that while thousands of people are forced to flee violence from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo into the neighbouring countries, HIV is low on the list of priorities.
20 November, 2008
The Cape Town Carnival Trust, a newly formed not-for-profit organisation, is planning to host the inaugural Cape Town Carnival on 12 March 2010.
18 November, 2008
Oxfam GB Nigeria has raised alarm over increasing cases of forced labour, rape and widespread brutality in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
18 November, 2008
The World Bank has presented a total of US$35 000 to 10 Ghanaian civil society organisations to undertake social and economic projects aimed at complementing its assistance operations.
18 November, 2008
A United Kingdom-based NGO, Care, in partnership with Nike, are set to join forces for women empowerment through sports.
18 November, 2008
Mxit, a mobile chat and information-sharing service which has up to 10 million users, will introduce a new parental-control function that will allow parents to disable adult or public chatrooms for minors.
14 November, 2008
The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) has called on President Kgalema Motlanthe to make public the Ginwala Commission’s report on suspended head of National Director of Public Prosecutions, Vusi Pikoli.
14 November, 2008
International environmental activists, Greenpeace, have opened an office in Johannesburg to tackle climate change, deforestation and overfishing on the African continent.
13 November, 2008
The United States wireless technology titan Qualcomm has launched unleashing a technology that will let people in poor countries connect to the Internet without personal computers.

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