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11 March, 2008
Business Day, 11 March 2008.  NGOs have widely welcomed the Department of Public Service and Administration’s (DPSA) to educate the public about their service rights, ahead of the World’s Consumer Rights Day on 15 March.
11 March, 2008
IRIN News, 11 March 2008. 
11 March, 2008
The Times, 11 March 2008. South Africa’s tourism industry is set to be propelled to world-leading status when the Travellers’ Rights and Responsibilities Charter is launched at the Tourism Indaba in Durban this May.
11 March, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 11 March 2008.  According to a study by Minority Group International (MRG), ethnic minorities and indigenous groups will suffer disproportionately from the effects of climate change.
10 March, 2008
IOL, 10 March 2008. Microsoft has announced that it has begun testing versions available of Internet Explorer 8, an upgraded version of the main software used to browse the web.
10 March, 2008
NMF, 10 March 2008. The Nelson Mandela charity organisations have announced their plans in Johannesburg to celebrate former South African president's 90th birthday in Johannesburg.
10 March, 2008
City Press, 10 March 2008.  State-owned signal distributor, SENTECH, says it will be ready for November’s digital migration despite a massive funding shortfall.
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.

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