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15 August, 2007
All Africa, 15 August 2007. Key figures from a broad array of pressure groups from Zimbabwe held a four hour meeting with a delegation of South African government officials leading the mediation talks into the Zimbabwean crisis.
15 August, 2007
Business Day, 15 August 2007. The South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has accused the South African telecommunication industry of hampering economic growth by undermining intellectual property rights of creative artists.
15 August, 2007
Mail and Guardian, 14 August 2007.
15 August, 2007
BuaNews, 14 August 2007. Children rights advocacy groups have called on Parliamentarians and all South Africans to support a ban on corporal punishment of children in their homes, and to ensure that it is passed into law.
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TAC Newsletter, 14 August 2007.
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IT-Web, 14 August 2007. A-Plus Communications, a local event management and marketing company, and HP South Africa, have helped to raise R168 384 for People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA).
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IOL, 13 August 2007. During the weekend, the official website of the United Nations (UN) was hacked and briefly displayed a message protesting American and Israeli policies in the Middle East.
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IOL, 14 August 2007.  AfriForum has called on African National Congress (ANC) leaders to make full disclosure of atrocities they were involved in during the 1980s.
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Business Day, 14 August 2007. According to Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA), the 2010 Soccer World Cup is likely to lead to an increase in incidents of child sex in South Africa.
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Business Day, 14 August 2007.
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The Botswana Gazette, 13 August 2007. Various NGOs in Botswana have expressed extreme disappointment at how the country’s democratic processes are exercised.
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Mail & Guardian, 13 August 2007. According to Ipas, Nigeria has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world, in large part due to unsafe abortions carried out across the country.
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VOA News, 14 August 2007. Global NGOs working in the health sector in developing countries have welcomed the decision by the High Court in Chennai, India, rejecting the challenge against Indian patent law by the Swiss firm Novartis.
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Modern Ghana, 13 August 2007. Franklin Cudjoe, Executive Director of Imani Ghana, has criticised non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that highlight the problems of the African continent for the purposes of raising funds.

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