Newsflashes

23 June, 2008
Fin24, 23 June 2008.  Telkom plans to raise its tariffs by an average 2.4% from 1 August 2008, provided the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) approves.
20 June, 2008
TAC Newsletter, 20 June 2008.  The Social Justice Coalition (SJC), an independent group that believes in freedom, equality, non-violence and human rights, will be launched on 25 June 2008 in Cape Town.
20 June, 2008
IOL Technology, 20 June 2008.
19 June, 2008
The Star, 19 June 2008.  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has given the African National Youth League (ANCYL) President, Julius Malema, 14 days to retract his controversial "kill for Zuma" remark.
19 June, 2008
Sowetan, 19 June 2008. Advocacy groups have warned that the Sexual Offences Amendment Act, which criminalises prostitution and soliciting sex, will make prostitutes more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
19 June, 2008
Sowetan, 19 June 2008. Mining magnate and businessman, Patrice Motsepe, has donated R3 million to the Nelson Mandela Endowerment Fund to ensure the continuation of the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF).
18 June, 2008
Umhlaba, 18 June 2008.  Umhlaba Consulting Group has developed two web-based tools that allow organisations to survey their organisational (internal) climate and their client (external) satisfaction on the web.
18 June, 2008
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18 June, 2008
IOL, 18 June 2008.  The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for an independent enquiry is needed to investigate payout problems with the National Lottery.
18 June, 2008
Cellular – News, 18 June 2008.  Nelson Mandela charitable organisations have come together to launch an international premium SMS service, as part of his 90th birthday celebration.
18 June, 2008
IOL, 18 June 2008. Civil society organisations have described the draft Expropriation Bill currently before Parliament as the greatest single threat yet to the national accord on which the new South Africa was founded.
17 June, 2008
All Africa, 17 June 2008. The World Bank has been criticised for appointing former Kenya World Bank Country Director, Colin Bruce to the position of Director of Operations and Strategy for African at the Bank’s Washington DC headquarters.
17 June, 2008
All Africa, 17 June 2008. The National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) says the ban on field operations by its members is illegal and has asked the Zimbabwean government to let the NGOs resume their humanitarian assistance.
17 June, 2008
SABC News, 17 June 2008. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has warned that the reintegration of foreign nationals back into their communities may not be possible under the current conditions.
17 June, 2008
All Africa, 17 June 2008. Mozambican NGOs have called on the communities to effectively involve themselves in the fight against HIV and AIDS, to avoid placing the country’s governance and its social and economic stability at risk.

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