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6 November, 2008
Anglo Platinum has welcomed the release of a report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that examines the potential human rights impact of mining on poor communities.
6 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.
6 November, 2008
Prices for residential high-speed Internet services are down 20 percent globally from the start of 2008 according to British research firm, Point Topic.
6 November, 2008
Residents of Secunda and Embalenhle in Mpumalanga have marched to Sasol's synthetic fuel plant in Secunda, to demand that the company clean up its alleged pollution and begin to employ local people.
5 November, 2008
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an international organisation that fights AIDS and other communicable diseases, is demanding that Zimbabwe return millions of dollars in donations it says were misused.
5 November, 2008
Humanitarian organisations are accusing the Zimbabwean government and war veterans of denying them access to some parts of the country to distribute food aid.
5 November, 2008
The Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM), one of the largest environmental groups in that country, has made a public apology for one of its member's embezzlement of subsidies and donations.
5 November, 2008
Drupal has been named the best open source content management system (CMS) in the annual Packt-sponsored awards.
5 November, 2008
United States president-elect Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first African-American to win the United States presidency.
5 November, 2008
Malnutrition will be among main issues for discussion at the 30th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses currently underway in Cape Town.
5 November, 2008
CNN International has launched “World View”, an initiative that aims to give voice to thousands of young people worldwide who have something to say about the impact of the United States elections on their country.
5 November, 2008
Circumcised men in South Africa are currently as likely to be HIV-positive as those uncircumcised. This is according to a study in the latest edition of the South African Medical Journal. 
5 November, 2008
The African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties have accused the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) of alleged political bias in its news coverage. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has lodged a complaint with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) about the SABC being a “serial offender when it comes to bias in favour of the ANC.”
3 November, 2008
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says that Pretoria is a major destination for the trafficking of sex slaves within South Africa.
3 November, 2008
The Limpopo Department for Local Government and Housing and the Mogalakwena Municipality have handed a four-roomed house to two homeless orphans in near Mokopane.

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