Newsflashes

28 October, 2007
Mail and Guardian, 28 October 2007. Adam Habib, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for research, innovation and advancement at the University of Johannesburg, argues that the time has come to rethink affirmative action.
27 October, 2007
SAIRR, 27 October 2007. In anticipation of Helen Suzman, activist and politician's, 90th birthday on 9 November 2007, John Kane-Berman, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Race Relations, pays a tribute to her.
26 October, 2007
Pambazuka News, 26 October 2007. According to the United Nations the ‘One Laptop per Child’ initiative, a pioneer project to give children in poor countries access to affordable computers, is in sight of becoming a reality.
24 October, 2007
TAC Newsletter, 24 October 2007. In the organisation’s most recent newsletter, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) asked the public to help the government in its effort to recall the much reported faulty condoms.
24 October, 2007
NDTV, 24 October 2007. In an effort to combat child labour in Mumbai, the government of India is partnering with NGOs, police and labour to keep tabs on housing societies to see whether children below the age of 18 are contracted as workers.
24 October, 2007
VOA News, 24 October 2007. A new report shows sub-Saharan African countries are not likely to meet three of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) supported by the United Nations (UN).
24 October, 2007
SABC News, 24 October 2007. The Solidarity Peace Trust (SPT), a South African NGO committed to human rights, has voiced its support for President Thabo Mbeki's mediation efforts in Zimbabwe.
24 October, 2007
All Africa, 24 October 2007. Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has won the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
24 October, 2007
All Africa, 24 October 2007. Microsoft in partnership with three other organisations has announced a unique five-year public-private plan aimed at promoting international development.
23 October, 2007
Business Daily, 23 October 2007. 
23 October, 2007
All Africa, 23 October 2007. The South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) has warned against including ‘Singapore issues’ in the economic partnership agreements (EPAs).
23 October, 2007
SANGONeT, 18 October 2007.  The National Development Agency (NDA) has challenged South African civil society organisations (CSOs) to set the agenda for development in South Africa.
23 October, 2007
Pambazuka News, 23 October 2007.
23 October, 2007
Panos London, 23 October 2007. In a report produced by Panos London, authors Angela Wood and Jon Barnes, argue that the time has come for the media to become actively involved in poverty reduction.
23 October, 2007
Mail & Guardian, 23 October 2007.  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lambasted the Somali government for what it calls "systematic harassment" of reporters, closure of media outlets and failure to investigate the deaths of eight journalists in 2007.

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