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6 October, 2006
PMG, 6 October 2006. Public comments are invited on the Draft National Environmental Management Amendment Bill. The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism intends to introduce certain amendments to the Act No.107 of 1998.
5 October, 2006
IPS, 5 October 2006.  In Iran it is difficult to figure out when a person is considered an adult. According to Article 49 of the Islamic Penal Code the age of legal responsibility is nine years for girls and 15 for boys.
5 October, 2006
AllAfrica.com, 4 October 2006. On Tuesday, 3 October 06, a coalition of South African civil society organisations responded to the South African government’s call for greater unity in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
3 October, 2006
Participation Junction, 03 September 2006.
3 October, 2006
NPC, 3 October 2006. The Non-Profit Consortium (NPC) urges NGOs to comment on the South African Revenue Service's (SARS) Revenue Laws Amendment Bill 2006, which has increased taxation implications for NGOs.
3 October, 2006
Alliance Online, September 2006.
2 October, 2006
SABC News, 1 October 2006. Only 180 of the 416 North West health care NGOs have been promised funding amounting to R50 000 each, the rest have not received their annual grants.
2 October, 2006
AllAfrica.com, 1 October 2006. On Friday, 29 September, the United States Treasury Department issued guidelines for US based charities to follow to avoid connections to terrorist individuals or organisations.
2 October, 2006
IOL, 1 October 2006. According to Starfish Greathearts Foundation, the main charities that focus on supporting children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and Aids in South Africa, reach only 200 000 of the 1,2 million children.
2 October, 2006
Businessday, 30 September 2006.
2 October, 2006
Literally News, September 2006.
2 October, 2006
HANA, 27 September 2006.  31 of the telecommunications companies currently involved in the development and implementation of the EASSy cable system could pull out of the project, after calling the 23-nation protocol ‘unacceptable’.
29 September, 2006
The JHU Gazette, 18 September 2006. According to the early results from the adoption of new United Nations (UN) reporting guidelines, the worldwide nonprofit sector is far larger and more dynamic than previously recognised.
29 September, 2006
Businessday, 27 September 2006. Oxfam International has warned that free agreements mooted between the European Union (EU) and several African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries could destroy the economies of poor countries.
29 September, 2006
Fox News, 13 September 2006. Billionaire financier George Soros has pledged an amount of US $50 million to help the United Nations’ (UN) Millennium Villages project to tackle extreme poverty and AIDS in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

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