Newsflashes

17 May, 2008
FIN24, 17 May 2008.  Telecommunications users can expect to benefit from more abundant local and international bandwidth over the next two to three years as new investments into metropolitan and undersea cable starts to bear fruit.
16 May, 2008
SANGONeT, 16 May 2008.  Chairperson of the Non-Profit Consortium (NPC), Amelia Jones, has announced that the NPC will be closing down at the end of May 2008.
16 May, 2008
Sowetan, 16 May 2008.  The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) says it supports voluntary male circumcision under proper medical conditions and the continued use of condoms.
16 May, 2008
SANGONeT, 16 May 2008. Averile Ryder Accredited Global Remuneration Specialists is inviting nonprofit organisations to participate in the July 2008 NPO Salary Survey.
15 May, 2008
IOL, 15 May 2008.  The popular online hangout MySpace http://www.myspace.com/ has won a US$234 million judgment over junk messages sent to its members in what is believed to be the largest anti-spam award ever.
15 May, 2008
IOL, 15 May 2008.  According to Niclas Mika, despite Africa’s efforts to improve Internet access, building undersea cables and setting up regional exchanges, the continent is making progress.
15 May, 2008
IOL, 15 May 2008.  The OpenOffice.org community has announced a public beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0.
14 May, 2008
Daily Dispatch, 14 May 2008. Masipha- thisane Youth Action, an NGO in the Easter Cape, is fighting with a local social worker on how their fundraising campaign of R422,000 is being used.
13 May, 2008
ABS/CBN News Online, 13 May 2008. A Washington-based organisation, Freedom House, is calling on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to allow international aid workers to have direct access to the victims of the cyclone in Myanmar.
13 May, 2008
Oxfam, 13 May 2008. Oxfam has allocated approximately US1,55 million for emergency relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction to China, following 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked that country on Monday.
13 May, 2008
IOL, 13 May 2008. Cape Town City Council is to rethink its plans for a city-wide fibre optic network, after the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reduced its commitment to the project from R51,6-million to R30-million.
13 May, 2008
News24, 13 May 2008.
12 May, 2008
Business Day, 12 May 2008. According to Statistics South Africa, South Africa’s electricity exports has increased 6,1% in the three months to March this year, compared with the same period last year.
11 May, 2008
OneWorld, 11 May 2008.  Refugee International, a US-based humanitarian aid group, has urged the Bush administration to revise its aid policy toward Myanmar and provide immediate assistance to the cyclone victims in that country.
11 May, 2008
AFP, 11 May 2008.  The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) has blamed the crisis at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on the board, which it says lacks legitimacy and public confidence.

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