Newsflashes

3 November, 2014
The United Nations (UN) has launched a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation, as survivors says it has ‘shattered’ their lives.
3 November, 2014
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) says that conditions at the North West farm belonging to National Council of Provinces chairperson, Thandi Modise, have improved.
3 November, 2014
Mining and biofuels are competing with agriculture for land in South Africa, putting pressure on farmers to become more efficient, particularly through the use of technology.
3 November, 2014
The Motsepe Foundation has announced a donation of R11 million, aimed at assisting Guinea with clinical management, social mobilisation, medical coordination and other key mechanisms of controlling the ebola disease.
30 October, 2014
Hard Rock Cafe International, chief executive officer, Hamish Dodds, says the late President Nelson Mandela was fond of children therefore they decided to help raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.
30 October, 2014
The Agricultural Research Council (ARC), which received a grant of R866-million in 2013/14, 16 percent more than the previous year, was established in 1990 to be the country’s primary agricultural scientific research institution, but has suffered from years of neglect and underfunding.
30 October, 2014
The Solidarity Helping Hand confirms that a relief fund has been opened after the robbery at Pretoria’s President Kruger children’s home on 29 October 2014. In a press statement, Helping Hand states that it wants to support the children’s home as much as possible during this crisis.
30 October, 2014
The Peace Parks Foundation says it will invest R30 million in anti-poaching efforts in Mozambique and game parks in Limpopo.
30 October, 2014
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) plans to raise R10 million in November 2014 to keep the organisation afloat, the organisation is relying on public donations, hoping big funders will then follow.
28 October, 2014
The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), a global media watchdog, urges Zimbabwe to guarantee the safety of journalists after a reporter was beaten up and detained by the police.  
28 October, 2014
According to a study presented at the 2014 Southern African HIV Clinicians Society conference, three quarters of infants starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) across 11 clinics in Southern Africa had severe HIV disease and 87.2 percent met the 2006 World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of
28 October, 2014
As the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ‘election year’ continues to unfold, the region’s ability to handle conflicts related to polls is once again being put to the test.  
28 October, 2014
Zambia’s Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general, Edgar Lungu, has with immediate effect suspended boards and executive directors for the PF-affiliated non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
28 October, 2014
Civil Society leaders say they feel concerned and embarrassed over the cash and jet gate scandal that have spoiled the reputation of Malawi at both local and international levels.
28 October, 2014
The United Nations has launched a mission to prevent the global spread of Ebola, describing the epidemic as the world's ‘highest priority’ as the United States scrambled to limit its own outbreak.

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