Newsflashes

30 October, 2007
The Times, 30 October 2007. Nkuzi Development Association has warned that land reform efforts in South Africa have not kept pace with farm evictions since 1994, resulting in more people losing land than gaining since the end of apartheid.
30 October, 2007
OneWorld.net, 30 October 2007. The world federation of consumer organisations, Consumers International (CI) has announced Coco-Cola, Kellogg's, Mattel and Takeda Pharmaceuticals as the winners of the International Bad Product Awards.
30 October, 2007
All Africa, 30 October 2007. The Embassy of Japan in Addis Ababa has signed a grant agreement worth US$318,914 with five Ethiopian NGOs to assist grassroots and human security projects in the country.
30 October, 2007
Business Day, 30 October 2007. Telkom’s experts have criticised the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for planning to force down Telkom’s prices without considering the effect this will have.
30 October, 2007
Business Day, 30 October 2007.  The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has denied the Freedom of Expression Institute’s (FXI) application to obtain the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s full blacklisting report.
30 October, 2007
The Star, 30 October 2007. A KwaZulu-Natal-based NGO, groundWork, has warned against the lack of awareness about the dangers of mercury among hospital staff in South Africa.
28 October, 2007
Mail and Guardian, 28 October 2007. Adam Habib, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for research, innovation and advancement at the University of Johannesburg, argues that the time has come to rethink affirmative action.
27 October, 2007
SAIRR, 27 October 2007. In anticipation of Helen Suzman, activist and politician's, 90th birthday on 9 November 2007, John Kane-Berman, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Race Relations, pays a tribute to her.
26 October, 2007
Pambazuka News, 26 October 2007. According to the United Nations the ‘One Laptop per Child’ initiative, a pioneer project to give children in poor countries access to affordable computers, is in sight of becoming a reality.
24 October, 2007
TAC Newsletter, 24 October 2007. In the organisation’s most recent newsletter, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) asked the public to help the government in its effort to recall the much reported faulty condoms.
24 October, 2007
NDTV, 24 October 2007. In an effort to combat child labour in Mumbai, the government of India is partnering with NGOs, police and labour to keep tabs on housing societies to see whether children below the age of 18 are contracted as workers.
24 October, 2007
VOA News, 24 October 2007. A new report shows sub-Saharan African countries are not likely to meet three of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) supported by the United Nations (UN).
24 October, 2007
SABC News, 24 October 2007. The Solidarity Peace Trust (SPT), a South African NGO committed to human rights, has voiced its support for President Thabo Mbeki's mediation efforts in Zimbabwe.
24 October, 2007
All Africa, 24 October 2007. Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has won the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
24 October, 2007
All Africa, 24 October 2007. Microsoft in partnership with three other organisations has announced a unique five-year public-private plan aimed at promoting international development.

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