Newsflashes

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.
17 February, 2008
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16 February, 2008
SciDev.Net, 16 February 2008.
16 February, 2008
Equality Now, 16 February 2008.
16 February, 2008
TAC Newsletter, 16 February 2008. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has welcomed the Department of Health’s announcement of a new national protocol for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT).
15 February, 2008
UNFPA, 15 February 2008. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has established a new thematic fund for maternal health to boost global efforts to reduce the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth.
15 February, 2008
SANEF, 15 February 2008. The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has condemned the conduct of Durban Metro Police in arresting and detaining Sowetan reporter, Mhlaba Memela.
15 February, 2008
HRW, 15 February 2008. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) says President George W. Bush's praise for US efforts against HIV/AIDS in Africa should not obscure how his policies continue to undermine HIV prevention on the continent and globally.

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