Newsflashes

4 February, 2016
For all the noise made about the review of the Public Order Act, only three non-governmental organisations have submitted recommendations to Zambia’s Ministry of Home Affairs.  
4 February, 2016
AIDS-related deaths are declining in all age groups, except among 10-19 year olds, it was heard during the Organisation of African Firsts Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) 16th annual General Assembly.  
4 February, 2016
The African Leaders Malaria Alliance presented South Africa with the 2016 Award for Excellence in recognition of progress made in fighting malaria, as well as meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target for malaria reduction.  
4 February, 2016
African Union (AU) Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has once again declined to say if she will run for a second term of office this year – or return home, possibly to run for national president.  
4 February, 2016
The World Health Organisation’s emergency committee will debate whether a Zika virus outbreak suspected of causing a surge in serious birth defects in South America should be considered a global health emergency.  
3 February, 2016
R350 million has been allocated by the Department of Water and Sanitation to the Ngaka Modiri Molema District in the North West to alleviate sanitation and drought-induced problems.  
3 February, 2016
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa could soon pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  
3 February, 2016
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has endorsed three nominations for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.  
3 February, 2016
University of the Witwatersrand Students' Representative Council has launched a campaign to cover student debts.   The #Access campaign aims to raise R10 million by the end of February to ensure students are able to register for the academic year.  
3 February, 2016
Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, says Lesotho nationals living in South Africa without the right documents will no longer be deported from now until 31 December 2016.  
26 January, 2016
International environment and rights groups have launched a joint plea to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan governments not to allow oil drilling in or around the Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest wildlife reserve famed for its mountain gorillas.  
26 January, 2016
The World Wild Life Fund (WWF) has lent its support to Environmental Minister Edna Molewa's bid to have a ban in local trade in rhino horn re-instated.  
26 January, 2016
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage after two former child brides took the government to court in a ground-breaking case to challenge the practice that is rife in the southern African nation.  
26 January, 2016
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says South Africa’s unemployment rate is expected to rise by 300 000 people by next year.  
26 January, 2016
Twitter says its social network suffered outages in several parts of the world and it was working to resolve the issues, which appear to be concentrated in Europe, according to external monitoring sources.  

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