Newsflashes

17 June, 2008
Sowetan, 17 June 2008.  The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) has repeated its call for the immediate resignation of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board.
17 June, 2008
IOL Technology, 17 June 2008. A new version of the Firefox web browser is scheduled for release this week with improvements in security, speed and design.
16 June, 2008
SABC News, 17 June 2008. The Merafong Demarcation Forum (MDF) has call on President Thabo Mbeki to step, saying he has failed the community of Khutsong.
16 June, 2008
SABC News, 16 June 2008. Cape High Court has ruled in the Treatment Action Campaign's (TAC) favour against vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath.
16 June, 2008
News24, 16 June 2008. The Africa Progress Panel has demanded international action to deal with the urgent threat of world food prices and also called for G8 leaders to take immediate steps to get their commitments to Africa back on target.
15 June, 2008
SANGONeT, 15 June 2008. 
15 June, 2008
SABC News, 15 June 2008. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has accused foreign aid agencies of using food as a weapon to try to remove him from power and will investigate their operations.
11 June, 2008
SANGONeT, 11 June 2008.  The Freedom of Expression Network (FXN), a network of organisations supported by the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), will picket outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) headquarters on 13 June 2008.
11 June, 2008
The Star, 11 June 2008.  The Gauteng Department of Education has requested schools to accept all children from the tented refugee camps into the system.
11 June, 2008
The Star, 11 June 2008.  An African National Congress (ANC) member of parliament, Mtikeni Sibande, has launched a stinging attack on NGOs working feverishly to feed, clothe and house refugees who escaped the violent attacks.
10 June, 2008
PORT25, 10 June 2008. Software giant, Microsoft, has apologised to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) over Sandcastle, a project located Codeplex, used the Ms-PL and called itself ‘open source’ yet never posted the source code.
10 June, 2008
IOL Technology, 10 June e2008. State-owned Telkom says the fixed-line business faces challenges with increased competition and pricing pressures in its traditional high margin.
10 June, 2008
The Herald, 10 June 2008. The Ubuntu Education Fund has been nominated for the prestigious Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the second year running.
10 June, 2008
ABC News, 10 June 2008.  Integrity Watch Afghanistan, a research NGO has conducted a survey which showed that over half of Afghanistan aid never reaches the people.

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