Newsflashes

26 August, 2008
IOL, 26 August 2008.  The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has warned that a mere one percent reduction in the HIV prevalence of pregnant mothers means nothing in a country where treatment of the disease is still not adequate and universal. 
25 August, 2008
Mail&Guardian, 23 August 2008.
25 August, 2008
SABC News, 25 August 2008.  Poverty is one of the major factors contributing to the current surge in violent crimes. So says a report by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR).
25 August, 2008
Sunday Independent, 25 August 2008.  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has warned that crime is threatening South Africa and is "balkanising" society.
25 August, 2008
News24, 25 August 2008.  Xenophobia victims say that they would fear for their lives if they have to return to the communities they fled. 
24 August, 2008
IOL Technology, 24 August 2008.  Students and linguists from Makerere University have translated the open source web browser, Mozilla Firefox, into Luganda at a Translate@thon held on the campus in that country. 
23 August, 2008
Fin24, 23 August 2008.  Cell C chief executive officer, Jeffery Hedberg, says his company is in the process of reviewing its mobile data strategy, with an announcement expected by the end of 2008.
23 August, 2008
 Business Day, 23 August 2008. 
21 August, 2008
SANGONeT, 21 August 2008. SANGONeT and EasiGiving have announced a partnership which will assist NGOs in South Africa to access new fundraising opportunities through the Internet.
20 August, 2008
ITWeb, 20 August 2008. According to South Africa’s popular musician and e-waste evangelist, Johnny Clegg, South Africa is generating vast quantities of electronic waste.
19 August, 2008
SAHRC, 19 August 2008.  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is launching its dialogue series on Unity in Diversity: Promoting and Advancing Constitutional Values in South Africa on 22 August 2008.
19 August, 2008
News24, 19 August 2008. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says the estimated number of people displaced by the South Ossetia conflict is currently at 158 600. 
19 August, 2008
News24, 19 August 2008. Southern African countries have launched a regional trade zone that aims to eliminate import tariffs, with plans for a common currency by 2018.
19 August, 2008
The Citizen, 19 August 2008. The Consortium for Migrants and Refugees in South Africa (CoRMSA) and the Wits Law Clinic have asked the Constitutional Court to grant a temporary decision to stop the Gauteng government from closing down refugee camps. 

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