Newsflashes

5 February, 2007
Sunday Times, 5 February 2007. A recent survey purports that crime in South Africa continues to threaten the overall security that comes with declining poverty and better services.
5 February, 2007
SANGONeT, 5 February 2007.  Connect Africa has been awarded a grant by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to rollout ICT services to poor communities in rural Limpopo.
5 February, 2007
Sowetan, 5 February 2007. The Gay and Lesbian Archive and OUT is reported to be working with the Department of Education in a project aimed at facilitating the acceptance of homosexuality at schools.
2 February, 2007
AllAfrica.com, 1 February 2007. In his opinion piece featured in Fahamu, Patrick Bond, asseses the aftermath of the World Social Forum (WSF) contending that a mixed message combining celebration and autocritique is in order.
2 February, 2007
Scoop, 1 February 2007. Due to a higher number of infections among those women taking the microbicide cellulose sulfate, as compared to the placebo group, the new treatment has been stopped, the United Nations has reported. 
2 February, 2007
Edie News Centres, 1 February 2007. A global coalition of environmental NGOs, Zero Mercury Coalition, is putting pressure on governments around the world to phase out mercury and ban exports of the toxic metal.
2 February, 2007
Environmental Finance, 1 February 2007. A coalition of NGOs, Shell Accountability Coalition, is calling for Shell to pay billions of dollars of restitution for the environmental and social damage it has done.
2 February, 2007
Business Day, 1 February 2007. Shortly following SABC CE, Dali Mpofu’s, comment that ‘heads would roll’ as a result of the SABC blacklist saga, respected journalist John Perlman has resigned.
2 February, 2007
SANGONeT, 1 February 2007. CSOs and MDG campaigners have welcomed  the adoption of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance by the African Union (AU) in Ethiopia.
2 February, 2007
allAfrica, 1 February 2007.
2 February, 2007
SANGONeT, 1 February 2007.  According to an article titled “Need a Demonstrator? Now You Can Rent Them Online”, a German website has come up with a novel niche market – renting out demonstrators for public protests.
1 February, 2007
VOA News, 1 February 2007. To counter pressure from home security forces in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe's National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), has set up office in Johannesburg.
1 February, 2007
Cape Argus, 1 February 2007.
31 January, 2007
SANGONeT, 31 January 2007. The South African Institute of International Affairs and the World Bank South Africa, are holding a presentation and discussion today of the "World Bank Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation".
31 January, 2007
Participation Junction, 31 January 2007. The South African Human Rights Commission will provide a briefing to the Select Committee on Land and Environmental Affairs about the eviction of farm workers, on 28 February 2007.

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