Newsflashes

3 November, 2008
Marlon Parker, an information technology lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, has initiated a drug rehabilitation programme using the mobile instant messaging platform, Mxit.
3 November, 2008
Department of Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya says the number of orphaned children in South Africa is estimated at 1.5 million.
3 November, 2008
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and office of the Premier in Limpopo are expected to release the results of two investigations into the alleged human rights abuses on communities by platinum mines in that province.
29 October, 2008
The Project Masiluleke has launched a large scale project aimed at sending free one million health messages to South Africans by mobile phones starting from 1 December 2008.
29 October, 2008
Fundraising experts from three of the world’s top NGOs - Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK and World Vision USA - say that programme growth will slow in 2009 as a result of the economic squeeze. 
29 October, 2008
The “African Peer Review Mechanism: Lessons from the Pioneers” is an innovative approach to improving African governance. Produced by the South African Institute for International Affairs, the book offers important opportunities for public dialogue.
29 October, 2008
Amnesty International (AI) says death row inmates in Nigeria witness the execution of fellow prisoners and are forced to clean their gallows.
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.

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