Newsflashes

9 June, 2015
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found that EnviroServ’s regional medical waste incineration facility in Bloemfontein compromises community members’ right to a clean environment.  
9 June, 2015
The Department of Social Development (DSD) is making significant progress in tackling the backlog of registering non-profit-making organisations, this in collaboration with its provincial outlets.  
9 June, 2015
The information and communication technology (ICT) summit in Bloemfontein is trying to fast-track access to information by South Africans.  
9 June, 2015
The World Economic Forum on Africa which takes place in Cape Town this year, has already attracted over 1 000 participants from more than 75 economies.  
9 June, 2015
The Department of Social Development is advocating a change to the law so that social workers employed by government can process child adoption applications‚ as opposed to it being done only by adoption agencies.  
9 June, 2015
According to Gilles Virgili, violence is widespread in South African society to the extent that the country has been described as having the highest prevalence of violence in the world.  
2 June, 2015
Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.  
2 June, 2015
If South Africa implements the World Health Organisation's landmark resolutions on air pollution, the government will have to take action against polluting companies, including Eskom.  
2 June, 2015
The United Nations (UN) states that individuals who are coerced into international drug smuggling should be considered victims of human trafficking.  
2 June, 2015
The United Nations (UN) plans to raise $1.6 billion from donors to improve agriculture, food security, health and governance in Zimbabwe between the years 2016-2020.  
2 June, 2015
Early antiretroviral treatment after diagnosis of HIV infection significantly reduces the likelihood of getting AIDS or other serious illnesses, according to results from a large international clinical trial published.  
2 June, 2015
The Department of Social Development has launched the Child Protection Week, a period in which all are encouraged to ensure that children are protected from all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation.  
2 June, 2015
David Lewis‚ executive director of the South Africa’s leading non-governmental anti-graft agency‚ Corruption Watch‚ has criticised Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report exonerating President Jacob Zuma of having to pay anything for the upgrades to his Nkandla home.  
2 June, 2015
The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has refuted rumours that its Draft Online Regulation Policy will censor Internet usage in South Africa.  
2 June, 2015
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has rejected the latest revised e-toll tariffs.   COSATU says it will be going back to the streets to campaign against the system, which it believes is a form of privatisation of public goods.  

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