Newsflashes

30 January, 2015
At least 15 civil society organisations are under investigation by the United States government through its major donor fund distribution channel the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) over corruption and misappropriation of millions of dollars.
30 January, 2015
Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) says that Zimbabwe should ‘improve’ on creating a favourable environment for independent institutions like Think Tanks for it to realise the ‘great’ development potential it has.
30 January, 2015
After launching its service in seven African cities and hitting a few hitches, especially in Kenya, Uber is exploring the use of mobile money services.
30 January, 2015
Small Business Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, says foreign shop owners must share their trade secrets with people in townships where they operate to curb violence and looting.
30 January, 2015
Police commissioner, Riah Phiyega, has rejected a South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) report ‘Broken Blue Line’ on police involvement in serious and violent crimes as ‘malicious’.
30 January, 2015
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) says state institutions like the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Hawks and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) are critical in keeping the country safe.
30 January, 2015
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) says South Africa has lost R700 billion to corruption over the last 20 years.
30 January, 2015
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is seeking to recover an estimated R8 billion from people who are defaulting on their student loans.
30 January, 2015
Vodacom plans to connect 250 000 homes and businesses to fibre broadband over the next three years. The company announced that it has signed on Alcatel-Lucent to build a ‘gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution’ in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban.
30 January, 2015
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) believes economic inequality as the driving force behind recent violence’s in Soweto. SAIRR head of media and public affairs, Mienke Steytler, believes economic inequality as the driving force behind recent violence in South Africa.
28 January, 2015
According to an article by Eddie Abner, the absence of a sexual offences law in Swaziland is said to be giving men a leeway to continue abusing women as they are aware that there is no mechanism that can be used to punish them.
27 January, 2015
According to Jay Naidoo, chairperson of GAIN, a global foundation fighting malnutrition in the world, the inequality gap is not decreasing but becoming more pronounced.  
27 January, 2015
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Non-Governmental Organisations has described Zambia’s Presidential election as credible.  
27 January, 2015
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in South Africa says it is concerned about the recent spate of violence and looting in Soweto that mainly affects foreigners and asylum seekers.
26 January, 2015
In a xenophobic atmosphere ripe for political exploitation, only a few stand to lose as much as foreign nationals.

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