Newsflashes

7 April, 2015
Internationalising non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is now trendy, but ActionAid realised long ago that giving up power does not mean having less power.  
7 April, 2015
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that one in 10 female African youngsters still do not attend school during menstruation.   The menstrual problem is widespread and in some countries like Uganda, the figure is estimated to be more than 60 percent.  
7 April, 2015
Botswana’s deputy minister of education and skills development, Kgotla Autlwetse, has told Parliament that he is not aware of any fund embezzlement at the Botswana Society for the Deaf in Francistown.  
7 April, 2015
As pressure mounts on the state to act on the disappearance of journalist and human rights activist, Itai Dzamara, a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) says it is planning to introduce a reward for anyone with information on the missing scribe.  
7 April, 2015
As a senior at Penn, 1999 College graduate, Jacob Lief, could not imagine that he would impact the lives of thousands of children in South Africa.  
7 April, 2015
The recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) in favour of Gun Free South Africa, sets an important precedent for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) using advertising for advocacy purposes.  
7 April, 2015
The fate of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) soccer analyst, Coudjoe Amankwaa, who has sparked outrage with his homophobic comments on Twitter, is still in the balance.  
1 April, 2015
Cape Town based Ses'khona Movement leader, Andile Lili, says he fears for his life following a shooting incident outside his home in Makhaza on the Cape Flats in November 2014.  
1 April, 2015
The South African education system is often described as being in crisis and a recent claim says 80 percent of schools could be dysfunctional’.   The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has rejected the claim, but did not provide any evidence to counter it.  
1 April, 2015
A total of 42 000 new formal jobs were created in the fourth quarter last year outside the agricultural sector.   The figures released by Statistics South Africa (STATS SA) put the number of employed individuals at almost nine million.  
1 April, 2015
Conny Nxumalo, deputy director-general at the Department of Social Development, says the type of social ills in South African society today require social workers who play a more prominent role and do more than just caring.  
1 April, 2015
The Women and Men Against Child Abuse advocacy group has welcomed the rape conviction of ex-Grand Slam tennis champion, Bob Hewitt, by the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on the East Rand.  
1 April, 2015
Prominent Swazi-born human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa named one of Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders of 2015.
1 April, 2015
Tichaona Masiyambiri and Sydney Chisi resign from the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGOs) board accusing the organisation's chairperson, Paul Juru, and chief executive officer, Cephas Zinhumwe of dictatorial tendencies.
1 April, 2015
As outlined President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address in February 2015, the energy crisis in South Africa, with regular ‘load-shedding’ due to shortages of power from the monopoly utility Eskom, is now at the top of the political agenda, with ongoing disputes about who is responsible and

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