Communiqués from the Working Group on the Non-Profit Organisation Amendment Bill, 2021
The working group, made up of independent organisations and facilitated by the Inyathelo team, was established to assist with coordinating comments from the NPO sector about the proposed amendments to the NPO Amendment Bill is constituted of volunteers and persons nominated by the participants at the webinar. Working group members include:
- Nazeema Mohamed – Inyathelo (Chairperson, NPO Amendment Bill Working Group)
- Boichoko Ditlhake - The Kagiso Trust;
- Jenny Wright - Milk Matters;
- Dee Moskoff - Social Causes;
- Ann Bown - Independent Consultant;
- Fiona Balgobind - Pietermartizburg Children’s Home;
- Zoleka Maphalala - Infinite Family;
- William Bird - Media Monitoring Africa;
- Margaret Grobbelaar National Coalition for Social Services;
- Noncedo Madubedube - Equal Education;
- Julie Todd - Pietermaritzburg Child Welfare;
- Colleen Douglas - Franschoek Hospice;
- Eltena Rethman - Community Chest of the Western Cape; and
- Nicole Copley - NGO Law
Please find below links to the following documents for the Summit:
The Presidential Social Sector Summit will take place between 04-05 August 2022. The theme for the Summit is: “Fostering Social Cohesion to enable socio-economic participation in communities.” Inyathelo received the concept document and programme for the Summit as well as a letter of invitation on Friday 29 July 2022
The extended deadline for comment on the NPO Amendment Bill is 10 June 2022. Comments that were submitted prior to the deadline do not have to be resubmitted.
It has been brought to our attention that the extended deadline for comment on the NPO Amendment Bill is 10 June 2022. Submissions that were submitted prior to the deadline do not have to be resubmitted.
The NPO Working Group has been informed by the Directorate for Non profits that that the notice for an extension of the deadline for comments on the NPO Amendment Bill is still to be gazetted and therefore the deadline for submitting comments on the Bill is no longer 30 April 2022. We were not given a new deadline.
As indicated in our last communication, the NPO Working Group will host a workshop at 10h00 on Wednesday, 13 April, that will help the Nonprofit Sector make submissions on the NPO Act Amendment Bill, 2021. The Working Group will also present their views on the next steps that will be followed.
The NGO representative working group and nominees from the NGO sector participated in a virtual meeting organised by the Department of Social Development on Wednesday 23 March to discuss the NPO Amendment Bill. Although the original intent of the meeting was a workshop format, the DSD conducted the meeting as a structured presentation format with, question-and-answer slots at the end of each presentation.
Subsequent to our last communication wherein we requested nominations to attend the meeting proposed by DSD planned for 23 March 2022, we have now been informed by the department that this meeting will only be convened virtually.
Virtual meeting with the NPO Sector on the 10th of March 2022 | Feedback on the NPO Act Amendment process
On 27 January 2022, our Working Group emailed Chief Director: NPO Information and Registration Management, Mpho Mngxitama, to query the outcome of Cabinet’s decision on our request for an extension to the date for submissions on the NPO Amendment Bill.
Comments and resolutions from the meeting of 10 November 2021 called by the DSD to address the concerns raised by our Working Group regarding the NPO Amendment Bill and our request for a deadline for comments by civil society organisations.
We have had further contact with the Department of Social Development since our letter was submitted, and have now received an agenda for the meeting scheduled on 10 November 2021 from 10:30 – 12:30.
The Working Group on the Nonprofit Organisation Amendment Bill (WG-NOAB) submitted a letter requesting an extension to the deadline for comments on the NPO Amendment Bill, along with preliminary comments on the Bill to the Acting Director-General, Mr. Mchunu, on 31 October 2021.
This note refers to the Inyathelo webinar convened on Thursday, 21 October 2021 on the Department of Social Development’s call for comments on the Non-Profit Amendment Bill 2021.
Submission on the Non-Profit Amendment Bill
Research Reports on Non-profit organisations
Submissions on the NPO Act Amendment Bill, 2021
Submissions are still being accepted by the Department of Social Development.
Submissions require the name and contact details (including email address) of the person or entity submitting the comment. Comments may be submitted by email. The required format for submission is:
Clause Commented On
(Please indicate which particular clause of the Bill the comments relate to)
(Please provide a clear proposal on how the particular clause should be amended)
(Please provide detailed motivation for the proposed amendment)
Contacts and emails for comments