Newsflashes

1 April, 2015
The South African education system is often described as being in crisis and a recent claim says 80 percent of schools could be dysfunctional’.   The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has rejected the claim, but did not provide any evidence to counter it.  
1 April, 2015
A total of 42 000 new formal jobs were created in the fourth quarter last year outside the agricultural sector.   The figures released by Statistics South Africa (STATS SA) put the number of employed individuals at almost nine million.  
1 April, 2015
Conny Nxumalo, deputy director-general at the Department of Social Development, says the type of social ills in South African society today require social workers who play a more prominent role and do more than just caring.  
1 April, 2015
The Women and Men Against Child Abuse advocacy group has welcomed the rape conviction of ex-Grand Slam tennis champion, Bob Hewitt, by the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on the East Rand.  
1 April, 2015
Prominent Swazi-born human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa named one of Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders of 2015.
1 April, 2015
Tichaona Masiyambiri and Sydney Chisi resign from the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGOs) board accusing the organisation's chairperson, Paul Juru, and chief executive officer, Cephas Zinhumwe of dictatorial tendencies.
1 April, 2015
As outlined President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address in February 2015, the energy crisis in South Africa, with regular ‘load-shedding’ due to shortages of power from the monopoly utility Eskom, is now at the top of the political agenda, with ongoing disputes about who is responsible and
1 April, 2015
The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit in the amount of US$50 million to boost Mozambique's efforts to increase access to food and better nutrition for its people, and to promote market-based agriculture and private s
23 March, 2015
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) says that a total investment of E45 million is needed by farmers for tractor drawn implements that are compatible with conservation agriculture (CA) over the next three years.  
23 March, 2015
Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, says that Namibia fought for self-determination from apartheid South Africa and will not allow foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or governments to undermine the country’s developmental agenda.  
23 March, 2015
Following this week’s protests which rocked the country, from the prison riots, University demonstrations to opposition MDC-T youths protesting, Zimbabwe securocrats are mulling a crackdown on the civil society organisations which they claim are behind the unrest.  
23 March, 2015
Wider smartphone and Internet access has allowed technology firms to reach remote African farmers with apps providing veterinary diagnoses, crop planting guidance and virtual marketplaces.  
23 March, 2015
The chairperson of Botswana’s Organisation of Wildlife Victims Welfare (OWVW), Oefile Tladi, says that lack of funding for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) hinders their development.  
23 March, 2015
Three women’s rights advocacy groups have lodged a formal complaint with the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) protesting the “ongoing forced/coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV in South Africa.”  
23 March, 2015
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura has made the clearest indication yet that Gauteng’s hated e-toll system is here to stay - irrespective of widespread public opposition.  

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