Newsflashes

25 February, 2008
Business Day, 25 February 2008.  The Constitutional Court has ruled that the City of Johannesburg cannot evict thousands of tenants from the inner city unless adequate alternative accommodations have been considered.
25 February, 2008
Business Day, 25 February 2008. The Department of Communications (DoC) has given state-owned signal carrier SENTECH R500 million to start rolling out a national broadband wireless infrastructure.
25 February, 2008
City Press, 25 February 2008. Google is planning to expand its footprint in Africa with new offices in South Africa, one in Kenya and some participation in Rwandan online environment.
21 February, 2008
Translate.org.za, 21 February 2008.
19 February, 2008
All Africa, 19 February 2008. Although aid officials are not concerned that the Chadian government's announcement of a state of emergency may impact on their operations, they have voiced concerns about rising security threats.
19 February, 2008
Business Day, 19 February 2008. The price of international bandwidth is expected to fall by 80% when the Seacom undersea cable goes live on 17 June 2009.
19 February, 2008
SW Radio Africa News, 19 February 2008. People against Suffering, Suppression, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP), a NGO that assists refugees in South Africa, has called on government to send election observers to Zimbabwe.
19 February, 2008
Sowetan, 19 February 2008. The assault on Nwabisa Ngcukana, a young woman who was sexually at the Noord Street taxi in Johannesburg, has sparked outrage among human rights organisation, who have called for the perpetrators to be brought to book.
19 February, 2008
Business Day, 19 February 2008. Reports say South Africa is preparing a better contingency plan to handle the potential increase in the number of Zimbabwean refugees, when elections are held next month.
18 February, 2008
Sowetan, 18 February 2008. According to the research conducted by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), children as young nine display aggressive behaviour in many schools around South Africa.
18 February, 2008
Friends of the Earth, February 18 2008. A coalition of environmental groups has warned that the European Union’s (EU) palm oil production for food and biofuels is resulting in wide spread human rights abuses in Indonesia.
18 February, 2008
Sowetan, 18 February 2008. The Ithuteng Trust founder and Director, Jackey Maarohanye, has been charged with fine of R8 500, for kidnapping a former pupil, failing this she has to contend with a four year imprisonment.
18 February, 2008
VOA, 18 February 2008. A Zimbabwean NGO has warned that political violence is on the rise ahead of next month’s national elections in that country.
17 February, 2008
Sowetan, 17 February 2008. According to the Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), South Africa has not yet managed to achieve equalised education outcomes across all races.
17 February, 2008
IRIN, 17 February 2008. The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) has warned that South African schools are the most dangerous in the world due to lack of safety.

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