Newsflashes

11 June, 2008
The Star, 11 June 2008.  An African National Congress (ANC) member of parliament, Mtikeni Sibande, has launched a stinging attack on NGOs working feverishly to feed, clothe and house refugees who escaped the violent attacks.
10 June, 2008
PORT25, 10 June 2008. Software giant, Microsoft, has apologised to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) over Sandcastle, a project located Codeplex, used the Ms-PL and called itself ‘open source’ yet never posted the source code.
10 June, 2008
IOL Technology, 10 June e2008. State-owned Telkom says the fixed-line business faces challenges with increased competition and pricing pressures in its traditional high margin.
10 June, 2008
The Herald, 10 June 2008. The Ubuntu Education Fund has been nominated for the prestigious Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the second year running.
10 June, 2008
ABC News, 10 June 2008.  Integrity Watch Afghanistan, a research NGO has conducted a survey which showed that over half of Afghanistan aid never reaches the people.
9 June, 2008
IOL Technology, 9 June 2008. Researchers at the Meraka Institute have released a spelling game in all 11 official South African languages.
9 June, 2008
IOL, 9 June 2008.  The National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) has warned that the suspension of aid work before a presidential run-off in Zimbabwe will hurt HIV patients in the country, which has been hard hit by AIDS.
8 June, 2008
News24, 8 June 2008. Brendan Hughes has called on government to take more aggressive steps to achieve the roll-out of Internet access points for citizens.
7 June, 2008
All Africa, 7 June 2008. The United States Ambassador, James McGee, has criticised the Zimbabwean government of providing food as a mechanism to help keep the ruling Zanu-PF party in power.
6 June, 2008
SAT, 6 June 2008.  The Southern Africa Trust (SAT) has launched an unprecedented microsite on ‘Mapping for Poverty Reduction Strategies’, which is aimed at providing information on poverty and development in Southern Africa.
4 June, 2008
VOA, 4 June 2008. Reports say the Zimbabwean government has banned three international food aid organisations from operating and ordered most local groups to cease such activities.
4 June, 2008
Business Day, 4 June 2008. Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has announced that the broadcasting digital migration is on track for switch-on in November 2008.
4 June, 2008
All Africa, 4 June 2008. Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of the 14 members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), who were arrested a week ago in Zimbabwe.
4 June, 2008
Business Day, 4 June 2008. Producers of red meat have criticised the Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs, Lulu Xingwana’s proposal to scrap value added tax (VAT) on poultry meat products.

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