Newsflashes

10 March, 2008
 Reuters, 10 March 2008.  A successful Microsoft bid for Yahoo! could slow the growth of Google in Asia, where the world’s biggest search engine lags behind local players.
6 March, 2008
SANGONeT, 6 March 2008. The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) invites Southern Africa NGOs to a briefing on the upcoming elections on 29 March 2008 in Zimbabwe.
4 March, 2008
All Africa, 4 March 2008.
4 March, 2008
The Forum, 4 March 2008. The Forum is calling on the Minister of Finance to review the decision to extend the age ceiling for the Child Support Grant only to age fifteen, instead of age eighteen as has repeatedly been called for by civil society.
4 March, 2008
SANGONeT, 4 March 2008. 
4 March, 2008
SANGONeT, 4 March 2008.  About 600 women have marched to the Noord Street Taxi Rank to demand security and police presence in the taxi rank last Friday.
4 March, 2008
IOL Technology, 4 March 2008. iBurst has announced price cuts on its broadband offerings, to take effect from April 2008, as part of a series of changes that the company will make during this year.
4 March, 2008
PlusNews, 4 March 2008. AIDS experts say the Department of Health (DoH) ignored many of the recommendations from NGOs when calling on drug manufacturers to submit bids to supply antiretroviral drugs for its treatment programme.
4 March, 2008
UNIC, 4 March 2008. The United Nations (UN) will hold a panel discussion tomorrow, on the theme ‘Investing in women and girls’ as part of its celebration for the 2008 International Women’s Day in Pretoria.
4 March, 2008
Business Day, 4 March 2008. Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has criticised the treasury for failing to finance state-owned signal carrier, SENTECH.
4 March, 2008
All Africa, 4 March 2008.
4 March, 2008
All Africa, 4 March 2008. 
4 March, 2008
IOL, 4 March 2008. According to Kenya’s National AIDS Control Council (NACC), post-election violence in Kenya has prevented 2 391 HIV-positive people from accessing antiretrovirals (ARVs).
3 March, 2008
Sunday Times, 3 March 2008. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will this week invite the public to participate in the unbundling of the local-loop, or fixed-line, infrastructure currently held by state-owned Telkom.
3 March, 2008
Business Day, 3 March 2008.  The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) says it will consult its lawyers this week to consider challenging President Thabo Mbeki's appointment of the new South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board.

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