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3 October, 2007
SANGONeT, 3 October 2007.  The Philani Community Development Programme, a CBO based 40 kilometers south of Johannesburg, ended a week-long holiday programme with a heritage celebration on 28 September 2007.
2 October, 2007
All Africa, 2 October 2007. As part of the initiative to build stronger ties with African countries, Taiwan’s NGOs will convene a Taiwan-Africa Progressive Partnership Forum and invite political and business leaders to participate.
2 October, 2007
All Africa, 2 October 2007. A network of Freedom of Information Advocates in Africa has launched a regional Centre in Lagos, Nigeria to galvanise the campaign for the adoption of access to information laws on the continent.
2 October, 2007
BuaNews, 2 October 2007. South African has been placed among the best in the world in terms of housing delivery, for building more than 2,4 million houses since 1994.
2 October, 2007
Business Day, 2 October 2007.  In its bid to utilise cellphone technology to fight against HIV/AIDS, Cell-Life, a Cape Town-based NGO, has developed cellphone technology to help health-care workers to monitor HIV patients.
2 October, 2007
NMF, 2 October 2007. The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has announced that a 46664 concert will be staged in Johannesburg on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2007.
2 October, 2007
OSI, 1 October 2007.  The Open Society Institute (OSI) has condemned the Burmese military’s use of deadly force against unarmed and peaceful demonstrators, and has called on the international community to intervene.
2 October, 2007
IOL, 2 October 2007.  Former US president, Bill Clinton’s, annual philanthropic summit generated 245 pledges to combat poverty, health, education and climate woes. The pledges could potentially help 100-million people.
2 October, 2007
The Times, 2 October 2007.
2 October, 2007
Sideview, 2 October 2007. Frank Meintjies, Co-Founder of Isandla Institute, a public interest development think-tank, argues that poverty is still a major challenge for South Africa.
2 October, 2007
Afriquenligne, 2 October 2007. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has awarded US$100,000 to a South African NGO, Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA), for its contribution to the management of the environment.
2 October, 2007
AllAfrica.com, 2 October 2007. The World Bank has asked the European Union to consider extending the end-of-year deadline it has set for a series of free trade agreements with Africa.
2 October, 2007
OneWorld.net, 1 October 2007. Following the recent appointment Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), ActionAid has challenged him to push for fundamental democratic reform within the institution.
2 October, 2007
Pambazuka News, 1 October 2007. An article featured in Pambazuka News argues that South Africa’s indifference towards the tragedy of the people of Darfur is equivalent to the genocide of Africans.

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