Newsflashes

13 November, 2008
The United States wireless technology titan Qualcomm has launched unleashing a technology that will let people in poor countries connect to the Internet without personal computers.
13 November, 2008
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that it will double the number of Zimbabweans it feeds because of the famine in the impoverished African country.
13 November, 2008
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has warned that thousands of lives could be saved if prices for the vaccine against cervical cancer are reduced.
13 November, 2008
The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has warned against what it sees as a trend of disciplinary proceedings being instituted against staff for criticising their working conditions.
13 November, 2008
According to the World Economic Forum, women still lag far behind men in top political and decision-making roles, a waste of talent given that their access to education and healthcare is nearly equal.
11 November, 2008
The Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) says a number of NGOs are abusing donated funds before projects are implemented, disadvantaging the intended beneficiaries in the process.
11 November, 2008
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it has distributed food aid to more than 17 000 frightened and exhausted people forced to flee fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
11 November, 2008
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says it has approved 94 new grants worth US$2.75 billion over two years.
10 November, 2008
The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) has blamed government for the death of a 49-year old Limpopo woman who was crushed to death when a pile of bricks fell on her during a storm that damaged RDP houses in Hoedspruit.
10 November, 2008
The KwaZulu-Natal department of housing has allocated R88 million for a housing rehabilitation project in the Townview area.
10 November, 2008
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) chairperson, Zackie Achmat, says former president Thabo Mbeki should be called to account for his decision to block HIV medication.
10 November, 2008
According to GreaterGood South Africa (community networking site), says some NGOs and charities are closing down because of the global downturn, and others face a tough few years with funds drying up.
10 November, 2008
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Southern African leaders to get tough with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe or ask the United Nations to step in.
9 November, 2008
The department of agriculture (DoA) has entered into a partnership with Khula Enterprise Finance to extend financial services to emerging farmers and agri-businesses.
6 November, 2008
Mobile web portal mjoy.com is offering a groundbreaking new service: From now on, any cellphone user can send messages to any phone in the world, unlimited, to all countries and completely free of charge.

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