Non-profit organisations (NPOs) do not exist to make a profit from the work of the organisation for the office-bearers or members of the organisation. They exist to serve some public purpose rather than just serving the personal interests of the office-bearers or members of the organisation.
They exist for the benefit of the general public or specific sections of the public. If members receive payment or benefits, it is only in the form of a reasonable salary and benefits in return for the work that is done as an employee…
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As a registered non-profit there are certain obligations you will need to fulfil, including annual reports. The Department of Social Development has made available a short guide in the format of a PDF document which can be downloaded here.
The document comprises three sections as follows:
Should your organisations fail to submit annual returns you run the risk of being de-registered. That said, we have a range of sample documents and helpful explainer videos to the right (below if you’re using a mobile device) kindly provided by Ricardo Wyngaard Attorneys.
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