Newsflashes

7 May, 2008
Participation Junction, 7 May 2008.  The Joint Constitutional Review Committee is requesting public comment on the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
7 May, 2008
News24, 7 May 2008.  Reports say the Department of Social Development (DSD) is looking at giving food vouchers or cash to poor households to help them cope with rising food prices.
7 May, 2008
One World, 7 May 2008.  Consumer International (CI), the world federation of consumer organisations, has called for tighter government monitoring to prevent the continued dumping of toxic e-waste on the developing world.
6 May, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 6 May 2008.  The head of South Africa's Scorpions crime-fighting unit, Leonard McCarthy, has been appointed to head the World Bank's anti-corruption unit.
6 May, 2008
IOL, 6 May 2008. Microsoft has withdrew its proposal to acquire Yahoo, saying the struggling Internet pioneer refused to budge on price despite the software giant upping its offer to nearly R400-billion.
6 May, 2008
Mail & Guardian, 6 May 2008.  The South African National Editors' Forum has voiced concern at the African National Congress' proposed media tribunal, on the eve on World Press Freedom Day.
6 May, 2008
All Africa, 6 May 2008. According to the Human Rights Watch (HRW), presidential runoff elections in Zimbabwe cannot be credible unless conditions are met for free and fair elections.
6 May, 2008
CDE, 6 May 2008.  The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) has released its second major report on land issues in three years.
6 May, 2008
IOL, 6 May 2008.  According to SANGONeT, NGOs have benefited by using the  Internet as a tool for fundraising among their philanthropic work.
6 May, 2008
New Europe, 6 May 2008.  The Environmental group, Friends of the Earth Europe has  released a report claiming that oil companies are falsely misleading goals proposed by the European Commission in revisions to the Fuel Quality Directive as unachievable.
6 May, 2008
The Hindu, 6 May 2008.  Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) is sending nine of its members over to India in order to learn from organisations involved in the field of social development.
5 May, 2008
SACSIS, 5 May 2008. The South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS), a NGO that works as a news agency to channel social justice news and analysis of South Africa's policy dialogue to the media, has been launched.
5 May, 2008
Vanguard Online, 5 May 2008. Niger Delta Peace Volunteers Campaign Organisation is rallying support for the president Yar’Adua and vice president Jonathan in the Niger Delta region.
4 May, 2008
The News, 4 May 2008. Taliban in Mohmand Agency has released four employees of two NGOs who were kidnapped over two weeks ago in Pakistan.
30 April, 2008
Sowetan, 30 April 2009.  Two global philanthropists, Princess Haya Biti Al Husseine and Louise Blouin MacBain, have visited the paediatric cardiac wellness centre of the Sunninghill Hospital.

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