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…
Need assistance registering your NPO and applying for funding?
Registering your non-profit organisation is beneficial because it improves your credibility and funding opportunities. If yours is a non-profit organisation and is not part of government, you can apply for registration.
To register your NPO you’ll need the following documents:
You can apply for registration in 2 ways:
or hand-deliver them to:NPO Directorate
What you should do
It is a criminal offence for an organisation to operate under the pretense of a registered NPO. Various government departments offer funding for various services.
It may take approximately two months to process the entire registration. Once your application has been received, the department will send you an acknowledgement letter. A registration certificate will be issued if your application meets the requirements of the Nonprofit Organisations Act, 1997.
How much does it cost?
The service is free.
Forms to complete
Source: Gov.co.za May-19
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