Newsflashes

7 February, 2007
CIO India, 7 February 2007. Over 130 IT professionals of NGOs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from more than 27 countries gathered at Indonesia for a nine-day Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) training camp called Asia Source II.
7 February, 2007
SANGONeT, 6 February 2007.  Professors at the Middlebury College are increasingly concerned over the citing of the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia by students as a source in papers or other academic work.
6 February, 2007
Participation Junction, 6 February 2007. The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) is inviting comments from stakeholders for the Draft Biofuels Industrial Strategy.
6 February, 2007
SANGONeT, 6 February 2007. The Education Training Unit (ETU), a South African nonprofit training organisation committed to development and democracy, has developed a website with over 80 guides targeted at development activists in South Africa.
6 February, 2007
Sunday Times, 4 February 2007.
5 February, 2007
PNN Online, 5 February 2007.
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IPS, 5 February 2007.
5 February, 2007
Sunday Times, 5 February 2007. A recent survey purports that crime in South Africa continues to threaten the overall security that comes with declining poverty and better services.
5 February, 2007
SANGONeT, 5 February 2007.  Connect Africa has been awarded a grant by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to rollout ICT services to poor communities in rural Limpopo.
5 February, 2007
Sowetan, 5 February 2007. The Gay and Lesbian Archive and OUT is reported to be working with the Department of Education in a project aimed at facilitating the acceptance of homosexuality at schools.
2 February, 2007
AllAfrica.com, 1 February 2007. In his opinion piece featured in Fahamu, Patrick Bond, asseses the aftermath of the World Social Forum (WSF) contending that a mixed message combining celebration and autocritique is in order.
2 February, 2007
Scoop, 1 February 2007. Due to a higher number of infections among those women taking the microbicide cellulose sulfate, as compared to the placebo group, the new treatment has been stopped, the United Nations has reported. 
2 February, 2007
Edie News Centres, 1 February 2007. A global coalition of environmental NGOs, Zero Mercury Coalition, is putting pressure on governments around the world to phase out mercury and ban exports of the toxic metal.
2 February, 2007
Environmental Finance, 1 February 2007. A coalition of NGOs, Shell Accountability Coalition, is calling for Shell to pay billions of dollars of restitution for the environmental and social damage it has done.
2 February, 2007
Business Day, 1 February 2007. Shortly following SABC CE, Dali Mpofu’s, comment that ‘heads would roll’ as a result of the SABC blacklist saga, respected journalist John Perlman has resigned.

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