Newsflashes

28 October, 2008
United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged the world not to allow the global financial crisis to turn into a prolonged human crisis. Ban says the crisis means the race to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 has become even more pressing.
27 October, 2008
President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged African countries to prioritise land for food production following recent experiences of social unrest caused by communities unhappy with global food inflation.
24 October, 2008
A new report from Statistics South Africa has found that the rate of increase in deaths among young adults appears to have slowed since the government began providing AIDS drugs.
24 October, 2008
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Meraka Institute has launched the latest version of the National Accessibility Portal (NAP) 3.0.0.
24 October, 2008
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has found that the quality of education in South Africa fares badly in comparison with that of other poorer countries.
24 October, 2008
Microsoft has issued a rare emergency patch to fix a critical bug in its Windows operating system, which could be exploited by online criminals to take over individual and corporate computers.
24 October, 2008
NGOs in Pretoria have increased the delivery of antiretroviral treatment (ART) to people living with HIV and AIDS in the city, but hundreds could still die if their efforts are not intensified.
22 October, 2008
We’ve had more than enough of this stupid nonsense! Earlier this month a national newspaper published what has to be one of the stupidest articles I have ever read. Not just stupid – blatantly pathetic, discriminatory and damaging.
22 October, 2008
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNFEM) has launched the “Say No to Violence” petition aimed at reaching one million signatures by 25 November 2008, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
22 October, 2008
Employees are scrambling to report employers using pirated software, after the Business Software Alliance (BSA) openly offered a R100 000 reward as part of an anti-piracy marketing campaign.
22 October, 2008
Vodacom South Africa has introduced Short Voice Service (SVS), a voice-based message service that enables its customers to send a 30-second voice message to any other Vodacom customer's cellphone without having to talk to them.
21 October, 2008
Several Indonesian NGOs are blaming the World Bank for the current global financial crisis.
21 October, 2008
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has praised the newly-appointed health minister, Barbara Hogan, for her openness, honesty and the leadership she has shown since taking office last month.
20 October, 2008
Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri is taking the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to court to stop it from issuing Altech with a licence to build its own telecommunications network. 
20 October, 2008
Civil society activists have strongly criticised the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) latest annual report for its apparent vagueness on crucial detail. Spokesperson for the Save Our SABC coalition, Kate Skinner, has been quoted as saying that the most glaring omission of the report is the lack of detail on how it is fulfilling its public mandate, its day-to-day obligations to the public and its central objective as a public broadcaster. 

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