The Zimbabwe International Book Fair, the largest and most important book fair in Sub-Saharan Africa, is held annually during the first week of August in the beautiful Harare sculpture gardens. This year's theme: Transformation.

The United Nations has produced an information booklet for UN staff on HIV/AIDS. It can be downloaded from the UNAIDS site.

Attached is our first copy of our African capacity building newsletter - "Talents" for your perusal. Talents is a publication that is dedicated,
purely and simply to the capacity building of African civil societyorganisations. The belief behind this publication is that the time has come
for the introduction of a vehicle that focuses on capacity building and capacity building only. By facilitating debate, promoting dialogue and
encouraging analysis, research and more

Teaching aids (books, slides, posters etc.) at low cost. Some items particularly suitable for developing countries in the south. Available
from PO Box 49, St. Albans, Herts. AL1 5TX, U.K.

The Public Service Accountability Monitor (an independent research and monitoring unit based at Rhodes University) has criticized the Eastern Cape department of Transport for failing to take effective disciplinary action over a five year period against a senior state accountant who was arrested for allegedly attempting to defraud the department of R950000 in 1996.