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7 June, 2007
Sunday Times, 7 June 2007. Every year, about this time the moneyed world teases Africa with promises of solidarity and enhanced economic support, contends Brendon Boyle.
6 June, 2007
5 June 2007.   Adam Habib has been appointed the deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
6 June, 2007
AllAfrica.com, 6 June 2007. South African, Cobus de Swardt, has been appointed as managing director of the Berlin-based Secretariat of Transparency International (TI).
4 June, 2007
Business Report, 4 June 2007. According to researcher Asghar Adelzadeh, a grant of R500 a month for poor, unemployed adults could go a long way towards reducing poverty in South Africa.
4 June, 2007
Tectonic, 4 June 2007. A campaign aimed at encouraging South African broadband users to stand up against Telkom’s non-compliance regarding local bandwidth capping in the ASDL Regulations, has been launched.
4 June, 2007
Tectonic, 4 June 2007. Novell South Africa has announced that it has reached an agreement with First National Bank (FNB) to standardise the bank’s 12 000 desktops in its 680 retail branches on Novell’s Linux product.
4 June, 2007
Oneworld.net, 4 June 2007. While Tony Blair tours Africa ahead of the G8 summit, a report by ActionAid shows that Africa is still awaiting billions of dollars of aid promised at the Gleneagles summit chaired by Tony Blair in 2005.
4 June, 2007
IRIN News, 4 June 2007.
4 June, 2007
Business Day, 4 June 2007. Plans to lay an undersea fibreoptic cable off eastern Africa could be the beginning of the end of crackling long-distance calls, slow dial-up internet connections and universities without e-mail, says Tom Maliti.
4 June, 2007
Business Day, 4 June 2007. More than 4000 scientists, activists and medical experts are due to converge in Durban this week for the third South African AIDS Conference.
4 June, 2007
HANA Reporter, 4 June 2007.   Developing countries are considering a compromise position on their demands for reform ahead of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) meeting in June 2007.
4 June, 2007
Business Day, 30 May 2007.
4 June, 2007
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1 June, 2007
SANE News Vol.7, 1 June 2007.  Yaj Chetty is calling for the transformation of the Reserve Bank on the grounds that it is too soft on banks and lacks critical distance from the private sector.
1 June, 2007
The Star, 1 June 2007. The South Africa National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) has welcomed the Pretoria High Court ruling that gives the Beeld newspaper the right to publish a story on security problems with the computerised vehicle licensing system, eNATIS.

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