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"Donations tax is payable by the donor, but if the donor fails to pay the tax timeously the donor and donee shall be jointly and severally liable for the tax. However, a specific exemption is granted for donations made by or to a PBO [Public Benefit Organisation]."
- Erika Wessels, Manager, KPMG Development Advisory Services in Cape Town.
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Tax Benefits, Idasa, Energy, Human Rights…
Many nonprofit organisations (NPOs) are today struggling to raise sufficient funding to sustain their activities. It is therefore important for NPOs to consider all possible avenues which could contribute to their sustainability.
Right2Know, a campaign aimed at coordinating, unifying, organising and activating those who share its principles to defend and advance the right to know, held its 3rd National Summit from 15-17 March 2013 in Durban. The summit resolved that existing provisions for access to information (such as the Promotion of Access to Information Act) are not enough to ensure that information is provided readily. It also resolved that the means to receive, impart and share information are crucial to the right to know by ensuring that information flows across society, deepening our democracy and advancing social, economic, and ecological justice.
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Lastly, SANGONeT has once again produced an annual Development Calendar in the form of a year planner. Sponsored by Turning Point Consultants, the 2013 Development Calendar covers a comprehensive list of international, African and South African dates and events of significance to people and organisations involved in development and civil society issues in Southern Africa. Copies of the calendar are available for collection from the SANGONeT office in Braamfontein, free of charge.
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