Newsflashes

7 April, 2008
IOL, 7 April 2008.   Microsoft has issued a three-week ultimatum for Yahoo to accept its US$44.6 billion takeover offer or face a hostile battle for the support of the Internet giant's shareholders.
7 April, 2008
Sowetan, 7 April 2008. The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in Botswana says it is concerned about new president Ian Khama’s comments on the media during his inauguration speech last Tuesday.
7 April, 2008
The Citizen, 7 April 2008.  The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed President Thabo Mbeki's signing into law of the Children's Amendment Act.
5 April, 2008
M&G, 5 April 2008.  The United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) is doubling its appeal for its operations in Darfur.
4 April, 2008
Nokia, 4 April 2008.  
4 April, 2008
Middle East News, April 4th 2008.  
4 April, 2008
Bay Windows, 4 April 2008. The John M. Lloyd Foundation has presented its first AIDS Leadership Award, a US$100,000 grant, to Gregg Gonsalves.
3 April, 2008
Al Bawaba, 3 April 2008.   According to a new United Nations report titled ‘Children and AIDS: Second Stocktaking’, more HIV-positive children and pregnant women getting AIDS treatment.
2 April, 2008
Cape Times, 2 April 2008. The South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB) is outraged after receiving less than half of the amount it applied for from the national lottery.
1 April, 2008
Sowetan, 1 April 2008.  The Department of Social Development (DSD) social development department has announced it will abide the Pretoria High Court’s decision that compels it to accept grant applications from people who do not have identity documents.
1 April, 2008
SANGONeT, 1 April 2008.  The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) has launched ‘beta version’ of the new Prodder Directory.
1 April, 2008
CAAC, 1 April 2008.  The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) has completed a study on Including Disability within the Context of Development: Opportunities, Challenges, Constraints and Strategies.
1 April, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 1 April 2008.  The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) has slammed the Protection of Information Bill, which it says it seeks to attempt to eliminate genuine criticism and to entrench the powers of the executive.
1 April, 2008
Business Day, 1 April 2008.  According to the Minister of Social Development, Zola Skweyiya, fraud is rife in the social grant administration system in several provinces, especially in KwaZulu-Natal and other former Bantustans.
1 April, 2008
The Citizen, 1 April 2008.  The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) has handed out certificates and congratulated companies that contributed to the fund in 2005-2007 which raised in excess of R5 million.

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