Newsflashes

17 November, 2015
The United Nations’ Whole Health Organisation (WHO) says the number of measles-related deaths has decreased 79 percent from 546 800 at the beginning of the century to 114 900 in 2014.
17 November, 2015
The United Nations Children’s Fund says about 11million children in Eastern and Southern Africa face hunger, disease and water shortages due to the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in decades.
17 November, 2015
The United Nation (UN) Chief has warned against proposed cuts in development assistance from some of the world’s wealthiest countries primarily over the refugee crisis facing large parts of Europe.
17 November, 2015
Telkom has said it is in talks to buy Cell C as it seeks to boost its fledging mobile phone business. Mybroadband spokesperson, Jan Vermeullen, says Telkom’s plans to buy Cell C will be a good idea as it will gain a very significant mobile phone operator.
17 November, 2015
The Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched an inspiration app that contains thousands of quotes from former President Mandela.
17 November, 2015
Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, says that illegal mining is behind 10 percent of the overall murder rate in the province.
17 November, 2015
While university students fight for their rights, just over 50 percent of the country's youth are unemployed.
17 November, 2015
Crafty cybercriminals are stalking South Africans online, studying their every move via their e-mail accounts - and stealing millions.
12 November, 2015
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says that police brutality is a serious problem in the country and the actions of the police officers allegedly involved in the killing of crime suspect Khulekani Mpanza in Krugersdorp two weeks ago highlights the long-term nature of this scourge.
10 November, 2015
Women’s Action for Development (WAD), a Namibian non-governmental organisation started by the indefatigable Veronica de Klerk, has reached more than 50 000 members.
10 November, 2015
Civil society organisations have blasted the Zimbabwean government for its snail pace in the operationalisation of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC), which they say is critical for lasting peace, stability and economic development of the country.
10 November, 2015
Zimbabwe’s local government minister, Saviour Kasukuwe, says civil society activists have no business in auditing national programmes such as the youth fund because no one audit NGOs when they loot donor funds.
10 November, 2015
Zambia’s Minister of Community Development, Emerine Kabanshi, says civil society has an important role to play in the government’s national development agenda.
6 November, 2015
Gita Honwana Welch, says the migration summit in Malta on 11-12 November 2015 must bring nuance to the debate and consider constructive responses to a long-term challenge.
6 November, 2015
High installation costs for fibre broadband results in it predominantly being rolled out in wealthier suburban areas, says an expert. According to Duncan Alfreds, companies such as Telkom and Vumatel have been targeting more upmarket suburbs with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology.

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