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28 February, 2007
Democracy in Action, 28 February 2007. The Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) has expressed criticism at  the ANC's Progressive Business Forum (PBF) on the grounds that the ANC is selling public office for private gain.
27 February, 2007
IT Wire, 27 February 2007. 
27 February, 2007
BBC News, 27 February 2007.
27 February, 2007
Business Day, 27 February 2007. Hilary Joffe, writing for Business Day, expresses her scepticism with the proposed poverty line, saying that measuring poverty in South Africa  (SA) is not as easy as drawing a straight line. 
27 February, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 27 February 2007.  A South African teenager has urged government ministers and officials attending a high-level United Nations meeting on ending discrimination and violence against girls that it is time to listen to them.
27 February, 2007
IPS News, 27 February 2007.  A study by international anti-debt campaigners argues that some debts owed by developing countries should not be paid at all.
27 February, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 26 February 2007.  A United Nations human rights investigator has likened Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories to apartheid South Africa.
27 February, 2007
IRC, 26 February 2007. According the leaked draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, due to be published in April 2007, water scarcity could affect between 1.1 and 3.2 billion people by 2100.
27 February, 2007
UNESCO, 26 February 2007. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and computer company, Hewlett-Packard (HP), have launched a joint project aimed at helping to reduce the brain drain in Africa.
27 February, 2007
Reuters AlertNet, 26 February 2007. 
27 February, 2007
CIVICUS, 27 February 2007. Human rights groups and anti-corruption campaign groups are demanding the immediate and unconditional release of a highly respected British anti-corruption campaigner in Angola.
23 February, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 22 February 2007. 
23 February, 2007
Business Day, 22 February 2007.  A group of educational institutions and organisations have received a R69 million grant from the Dutch Embassy to conduct research in literacy and numeracy.
23 February, 2007
Mail and Guardian, 22 February 2007. While presenting his budget speech, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said that an official poverty line will be set up for the purposes of measuring progress made in the struggle to eradicate poverty.
23 February, 2007
IRIN, 22 February 2007.

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