Newsflashes

11 February, 2008
All Africa, 12 February 2008. Civil society in Botswana has dismissed the P8,5-billion development budget saying that ordinary people will get nothing from it.
10 February, 2008
Reuters, 11 February 2008. Green groups and NGOs are pressing the world's top maritime body to curb ship pollutants, citing research showing that ship fuel emissions could kill more than 80,000 a year by 2012.
10 February, 2008
Business Day, 11 February 2008. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has warned that the digital divide between rich and poor countries is growing with developing countries still far behind in the use of broadband Internet.
10 February, 2008
Sowetan, 11 February 2008. The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has warned the African National Congress (ANC) that the establishment of the proposed media tribunal has the potential to infringe on media freedom.
10 February, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 11 February 2008. The United Nations (UN) has launched an appeal for almost US$90-million in aid for the hundreds of thousands of victims caught up in devastating flooding in a large swathe of Southern Africa.
5 February, 2008
IOL, 5 February 2008.  Children rights NGO, Childline, has urged the government to stop prosecuting children under 12 who have committed criminal offences.
5 February, 2008
TI, 5 February 2007.
5 February, 2008
eWaste, 5 February 2008. Nokia, a leading mobile phone handset maker, has announced it will set up waste dumping centres across East Africa to reprocess old mobile phone waste, including batteries.
5 February, 2008
Heartbeat, 5 February 2008. Heartbeat, a NGO formed to alleviate the suffering of orphans and vulnerable children by facilitating change in communities, has launched its first on-line newsletter called Joining Hands.
5 February, 2008
Mathaba, 5 February 2008. An anonymous philanthropist has donated US$30-million for Bangladeshi cyclone-affected people through Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
5 February, 2008
Parliamentary Monitoring Group, 5 February 2008. The Department of Home Affairs is calling for public comments on the draft Domestic Partnerships Bill of 2008.
5 February, 2008
Business Day, 5 February 2008. Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has expressed serious concern about the treatment given to more than 300 immigrants arrested in last week’s raid on the Johannesburg Central Methodist Church.
5 February, 2008
IOL, 5 February 2008. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has warned that the government's decision to incorporate the Scorpions into the police may have been a little premature.
5 February, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 5 February 2008.  According to Graeme Bloch, an education specialist with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa has to acknowledge the fact that schools are a national disaster.
5 February, 2008
IOL, 5 February 2008.

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