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26 October, 2015
The South African government aims to make broadband Internet connectivity available in all corners of the country within the next five years.  
26 October, 2015
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) weighed in on the university fees protests by saying it is ‘desirous that normality of classes‚ learning and teaching is restored’.  
26 October, 2015
A number of foreign nationals who own businesses in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape are counting the cost of damage that looting has caused after locals went on the rampage.  
26 October, 2015
Chairperson of South African National Editors Forum's Media Freedom Committee and Editor of Beeld newspaper, Adriaan Basson, says the country has a reason to celebrate Media Freedom Day.  
26 October, 2015
A group of NGOs is taking government to court in a bid to stop South Africa’s nuclear procurement programme because the bid process is flawed.  
19 October, 2015
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says the World Food Day is about raising global awareness on partnerships that are needed to eradicate hunger in the world.  
19 October, 2015
Mosele Legal Services has extended its legal work to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).  
19 October, 2015
On 15 September 2015, the United States Embassy in Zambia provided about US$147 000 under the PEPFAR Small Grants programme to 16 local organisations.  
19 October, 2015
Zimbabwe’s health officials and civil society organisations have told lawmakers to lobby Treasury to provide more resources for this critical sector in the 2016 budget.  
19 October, 2015
International Criminal Justice Lawyer at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Angela Mudukuti, says the African National Congress’ (ANC) stance on the International Criminal Court (ICC) is unfortunate.  
19 October, 2015
Professor Penny Moore of University of the Witwatersrand says the huge diversity of HIV strains has been hampering scientists' efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine.  
19 October, 2015
Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, says that parents need government’s help in protecting children against online abuse.  
19 October, 2015
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) says newspaper reports that the “e-toll scheme is on the brink of collapse” vindicates its position that the “user-pays scheme was always questionable.”  
19 October, 2015
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) says that it is too easy for the African National Congress (ANC) to ‘finger out’ the SA National Roads Agency’s (SANRAL) chief executive officer, Nazir Alli, as its scapegoat over Gauteng’s e-tolls debacle.  
19 October, 2015
Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, came in for a lashing at the African National Congress (ANC) national general council meeting for defying party policy on digital migration and broadcasting, and for presiding over instability at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.  

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