Important Information

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

The NPO working group recognises, acknowledges, and gives full support to the NPO Alliance's submission to the NPO directorate, attached herewith for your reference.

Communiqué 14: 04 August 2022

Please find below links to the following documents for the Summit:

    1. The Programme;
    2. The Concept Note;
    3. The Resolutions from the Consultative Provincial Dialogues; and the
    4. Key messages

Communiqué 13: 03 August 2022

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

Communiqué 12: 09 June 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.

Communiqué 11: 26 May 2022

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.

Communiqué 10: 26 April 2022

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.

Communiqué 9: 06 April 2022

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.

Communiqué 8: 25 March 2022

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.

Communiqué 7: 23 March 2022

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.

Communiqué 6: 11 March 2022

Virtual meeting with the NPO Sector on the 10th of March 2022 | Feedback on the NPO Act Amendment process

Communiqué 5: 3 March 2022

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.

Communiqué 4: 16 November 2021

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.

Communiqué 3: 9 November 2021 

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.

Communiqué 2: 3 November 2021

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.

Communiqué 1: 28 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.

Legislation


 

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)

Proposal


(Please provide a clear proposal on how the particular clause should be amended)

Motivation


(Please provide detailed motivation for the proposed amendment)

 

Contacts and emails for comments

Luyanda Mtshotshisa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Luyanda Ngonyama: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Mpho Mngxitama: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.