Newsflashes

3 September, 2008
AFP, 3 September 2008. Sierra Leone has announced that it will revise its policy towards the approximately 300 NGOs operating in the West African nation from this month.
3 September, 2008
All Africa, 3 September 2008. The Zimbabwean government has introduced strict operating procedures for NGOs since a ban on their operations was lifted, but organisations working in the areas of human rights, justice and governance remain banned.
2 September, 2008
Business Report, 2 September 2008.
2 September, 2008
SANGOCO, 2 September 2008. The South African National NGO Coalition’s (SANGOCO) five-day dialogue and debate series gets underway in Cape Town.
2 September, 2008
Participation Junction, 1 September 2008.  The Department of Water Affairs & Forestry (DWAF) is requesting a public comment on the draft Operational Guidelines for an Integrated Water and Waste Management Plan.
2 September, 2008
News24, 1 September 2008. The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has criticised the South African government for what it calls gross negligence on the part of officials to manage migration and understand other Africans.
2 September, 2008
Mail&Guardian, 1 September 2008. 
2 September, 2008
Business Report, 31 August 2008.  The Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) says the period following the National Land Summit of July 2005 witnessed heightened debate on land reform policy and a flurry of policy initiatives. 
2 September, 2008
News24, 31 August 2008. Contrary to rumours about Nelson Mandela’s health, the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has assured the public that the former president is alive and well.
2 September, 2008
Sowetan, 29 August 2008.  Women from various sectors including justice, the police, social development, child welfare and education have met in Durban to focus on how women play a role in fighting crime.
2 September, 2008
SABC News, 27 August 2008. The Centre for Democracy says the African National Congress’ (ANC) alliance partners are not using suggestions around a political solution regarding the criminal case against ANC President Jacob Zuma to mobilise the masses.
2 September, 2008
PC Magazine, 2 September 2008.  Google has announced that it will release a beta version of an open-source browser known as Chrome, in 100 countries this week.
26 August, 2008
AI, 26 August 2008.  Amnesty International (AI) has accused the Chinese authorities of prioritising image over substance as it continued do what the organisation calls to persecute and punish activists and journalists during the Games.
26 August, 2008
News24, 26 August 2008. The National Lotteries Board (NLB) has fired 10 of its staff for misconduct.
26 August, 2008
MSNBC, 26 August 2008.  Parents are using various GPS locator services to monitor their children’s movement to school and to friends’ houses or after-class programmes. This is according to Suzanne Choney who writes for MNSBC's website.

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