Newsflashes

4 April, 2008
Middle East News, April 4th 2008.  
4 April, 2008
Bay Windows, 4 April 2008. The John M. Lloyd Foundation has presented its first AIDS Leadership Award, a US$100,000 grant, to Gregg Gonsalves.
3 April, 2008
Al Bawaba, 3 April 2008.   According to a new United Nations report titled ‘Children and AIDS: Second Stocktaking’, more HIV-positive children and pregnant women getting AIDS treatment.
2 April, 2008
Cape Times, 2 April 2008. The South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB) is outraged after receiving less than half of the amount it applied for from the national lottery.
1 April, 2008
Sowetan, 1 April 2008.  The Department of Social Development (DSD) social development department has announced it will abide the Pretoria High Court’s decision that compels it to accept grant applications from people who do not have identity documents.
1 April, 2008
SANGONeT, 1 April 2008.  The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) has launched ‘beta version’ of the new Prodder Directory.
1 April, 2008
CAAC, 1 April 2008.  The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) has completed a study on Including Disability within the Context of Development: Opportunities, Challenges, Constraints and Strategies.
1 April, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 1 April 2008.  The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) has slammed the Protection of Information Bill, which it says it seeks to attempt to eliminate genuine criticism and to entrench the powers of the executive.
1 April, 2008
Business Day, 1 April 2008.  According to the Minister of Social Development, Zola Skweyiya, fraud is rife in the social grant administration system in several provinces, especially in KwaZulu-Natal and other former Bantustans.
1 April, 2008
The Citizen, 1 April 2008.  The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) has handed out certificates and congratulated companies that contributed to the fund in 2005-2007 which raised in excess of R5 million.
1 April, 2008
The Dawn Blog, 1 April 2008.  Women working for NGOs now have to steer clear of Battagram and Mansehra areas after the local administration asked the aid offices to work without female staff.
1 April, 2008
Business Day, 31 March 2008.  The South African Communications Forum (SACF) has warned that plans to subsidise cellular operators to extend their networks into every rural area may not be money well spent.
1 April, 2008
Business Day, 31 March 2008.  Reports say work has begun on the East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy), a submarine cable designed to boost Africa's bandwidth by 2010.
1 April, 2008
The Daily Star, April 1st 2008. The non-governmental organisation, Right To Play, was visited by the Norweigian Ambassador Aud Lise Norheim in northern Palestinian refugee camps last week.
1 April, 2008
All Africa, April 1st 2008. The non-governmental organisation, South Sahara Social Development (SSDO) based in Enugu will provide a free five month training workshop for unemployed women within the country.

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