May 2008

The real cost of your ‘free’ cellular phone

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2008|May 2008|

Everyone knows a free cellphone is not really free, but it has always seemed impossible to figure out what you are really paying. The book ‘How to Buy a Cellphone in South Africa’ guides consumers through the traps and tricks of the industry.

Power cuts crippling SA economy

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2008|May 2008|

By Satyagraha Reporters South Africans are furious over a power crisis in the country which has had detrimental effects on business and householders. The government has warned that the electricity crisis could take years to resolve.

School Violence on the rise

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2008|May 2008|

Satyagraha ReportersCrime and violence in schools threaten the safety and well-being of our youth. A study on security in Durban schools found that schools are places where drugs, thugs, and weapons move as freely through the gates as the pupils.

Road Name Changes – Masabalala Yengwa Avenue

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|May 2008|

Compiled by Indhrannie Pillay In keeping with our features on the road and street name changes of memorable icons in South African history, this month we feature Masabalala “Bonnie” Yengwa. NMR Avenue in Durban is now known as Masabalala Yengwa Avenue.

Satyagraha organizes Youth for Environment

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|May 2008|

By Satyagraha ReporterIn the past decade, there have been many efforts and initiatives by government, education institutions, business and local communities, to protect the environment. The time has come for our communities, and especially young people, to take a keener interest in helping save our planet.

Sri Lanka – The Jewel of the East

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|May 2008|

By Satyagraha Reporter     Since last year the World Conference on Religions for Peace (WCRP) has taken the initiative to bring together some of the most senior leaders of the various religions in Sri Lanka. This little beautiful island has been bleeding for the past just under 50 years with internal strife.  

ASIA:’Himalayan tragedy awaits India and China’

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:41+00:00 May 21st, 2008|May 2008|

Shaji John KA study says that the world has never faced such a predictably massive threat to food production as that posed by the melting glaciers of Asia.Shrinking Himalayan glaciers are going to turn Chinese and Indian rivers like the Ganga and the Yangtze into seasonal rivers that dry up in summers and could eventually