Newsflashes

29 October, 2008
Leading Caribbean NGOs have joined their Haitian counterparts in calling for an unconditional write-off of Haitian foreign debt, which currently stands at approximately US$1.7 billion. 
29 October, 2008
The Chinese ambassador to Botswana has warned NGOs in the country to desist from acting like government organs. Ding Xiaowen reminded NGOs that they are representatives of thousands of people from all walks of life. 
28 October, 2008
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has turned down a proposal by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) for critical international funding for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis programmes.
28 October, 2008
As lawmakers around the world become more engaged on Internet policy, ensuring a robust and intelligent public debate around these issues becomes increasingly important.
28 October, 2008
The Forced Migration Studies Programme (FMSP) at the University of the Witwatersrand is determined to unpack the likely reasons for the recent xenophobic attacks in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.
28 October, 2008
United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged the world not to allow the global financial crisis to turn into a prolonged human crisis. Ban says the crisis means the race to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 has become even more pressing.
27 October, 2008
President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged African countries to prioritise land for food production following recent experiences of social unrest caused by communities unhappy with global food inflation.
24 October, 2008
A new report from Statistics South Africa has found that the rate of increase in deaths among young adults appears to have slowed since the government began providing AIDS drugs.
24 October, 2008
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Meraka Institute has launched the latest version of the National Accessibility Portal (NAP) 3.0.0.
24 October, 2008
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has found that the quality of education in South Africa fares badly in comparison with that of other poorer countries.
24 October, 2008
Microsoft has issued a rare emergency patch to fix a critical bug in its Windows operating system, which could be exploited by online criminals to take over individual and corporate computers.
24 October, 2008
NGOs in Pretoria have increased the delivery of antiretroviral treatment (ART) to people living with HIV and AIDS in the city, but hundreds could still die if their efforts are not intensified.
22 October, 2008
We’ve had more than enough of this stupid nonsense! Earlier this month a national newspaper published what has to be one of the stupidest articles I have ever read. Not just stupid – blatantly pathetic, discriminatory and damaging.
22 October, 2008
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNFEM) has launched the “Say No to Violence” petition aimed at reaching one million signatures by 25 November 2008, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
22 October, 2008
Employees are scrambling to report employers using pirated software, after the Business Software Alliance (BSA) openly offered a R100 000 reward as part of an anti-piracy marketing campaign.

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