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2 September, 2008
Mail&Guardian, 1 September 2008. 
2 September, 2008
Business Report, 31 August 2008.  The Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) says the period following the National Land Summit of July 2005 witnessed heightened debate on land reform policy and a flurry of policy initiatives. 
2 September, 2008
News24, 31 August 2008. Contrary to rumours about Nelson Mandela’s health, the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has assured the public that the former president is alive and well.
2 September, 2008
Sowetan, 29 August 2008.  Women from various sectors including justice, the police, social development, child welfare and education have met in Durban to focus on how women play a role in fighting crime.
2 September, 2008
SABC News, 27 August 2008. The Centre for Democracy says the African National Congress’ (ANC) alliance partners are not using suggestions around a political solution regarding the criminal case against ANC President Jacob Zuma to mobilise the masses.
2 September, 2008
PC Magazine, 2 September 2008.  Google has announced that it will release a beta version of an open-source browser known as Chrome, in 100 countries this week.
26 August, 2008
AI, 26 August 2008.  Amnesty International (AI) has accused the Chinese authorities of prioritising image over substance as it continued do what the organisation calls to persecute and punish activists and journalists during the Games.
26 August, 2008
News24, 26 August 2008. The National Lotteries Board (NLB) has fired 10 of its staff for misconduct.
26 August, 2008
MSNBC, 26 August 2008.  Parents are using various GPS locator services to monitor their children’s movement to school and to friends’ houses or after-class programmes. This is according to Suzanne Choney who writes for MNSBC's website.
26 August, 2008
IOL, 26 August 2008.  The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has warned that a mere one percent reduction in the HIV prevalence of pregnant mothers means nothing in a country where treatment of the disease is still not adequate and universal. 
25 August, 2008
Mail&Guardian, 23 August 2008.
25 August, 2008
SABC News, 25 August 2008.  Poverty is one of the major factors contributing to the current surge in violent crimes. So says a report by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR).
25 August, 2008
Sunday Independent, 25 August 2008.  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has warned that crime is threatening South Africa and is "balkanising" society.
25 August, 2008
News24, 25 August 2008.  Xenophobia victims say that they would fear for their lives if they have to return to the communities they fled. 
24 August, 2008
IOL Technology, 24 August 2008.  Students and linguists from Makerere University have translated the open source web browser, Mozilla Firefox, into Luganda at a Translate@thon held on the campus in that country. 

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