Newsflashes

5 August, 2015
The United Nations (UN) has passed a resolution that lifts the priority of wildlife crime.   The UN calls on its member states to work harder in combatting poaching of endangered species such as elephants and rhinoceroses.  
5 August, 2015
Oxfam says that more than 10 percent of South Africans ‘live in extreme poverty’ on less than R16 a day.   In its latest report, Oxfam points out that, “South Africa faces the triple challenge of poverty‚ inequality and unemployment.”  
5 August, 2015
The Department of Basic Education is looking to get the 1.9 million South Africans who cannot read nor write through the Mass Literacy Campaign, Kha Ri Gude programme.  
5 August, 2015
Children as young as 12 are already hitting the bottle and researchers warn that alcohol advertisements are driving younger people to drinking.  
5 August, 2015
The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) is calling on nonprofit organisations, non-government organisations, public benefit trusts, schools and communities to apply for funding.
5 August, 2015
Former President, Thabo Mbeki, says universities need more investment to significantly improve their capacity to deliver the skilled people necessary for the development of African countries.  
5 August, 2015
The South Africa National Editor's Forum (SANEF) says it was unconstitutional to bar journalists from other areas of the President Jacob Zuma’ private residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.  
27 July, 2015
Oxfam has reacted to the Financing for Development (FFD) announcement of the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman, Every Child.  
27 July, 2015
United States President, Barack Obama, gave Africa a lecture on obstacles of corruption, tribalism and gender discrimination holding back the continent in the midst of a visit celebrating the region's emerging economic dynamism.  
27 July, 2015
Zimbabwean authorities have arrested some civil society leaders, activists and a journalist in a fresh onslaught against non-governmental organisations (NGOs).  
27 July, 2015
According to the United Nations (UN), just $160 (R1 990) per year for each person living in extreme poverty would eradicate world hunger by 2030, recommending the money should be delivered through both cash transfers and ‘pro-poor’ investments.  
27 July, 2015
The Botswana government says it cannot afford to provide foreign inmates with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) due to budget constraints.  
27 July, 2015
The Congress of the People (COPE) party says it will lay charges against alleged corrupt officials of the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) in KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga, who have allegedly been making unlawful deductions from grants.  
27 July, 2015
Political Analyst and the Director at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Professor Steven Friedman says the African National Congress’ (ANC) stonewalling on the Nkandla issue is affecting their credibility.  
27 July, 2015
The Constitutional Court will face a conundrum of note next month when the rights of the individual are pitted against the rights of the church.  

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