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NPO Working Group: Communiqué 20

14 August 2023
This communique aims to provide an update and details on the following topics. For a more detailed account please see Communique 20 (pdf link). General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB 2023) DSD’s “Dear NPO, Comply or be De-registered” Campaign. The Next Presidential Social Sector Summit The NPO Policy Framework The FATF Sectoral Risk Assessment Survey Between April 2019 and June 2021, South Africa underwent a peer review, conducted by the Financial Action...

The Power Of Collaboration: Why Involving The Full Team Matters In NPO Fundraising

27 June 2023
Nonprofit organisations (NPOs) play a pivotal role in addressing societal challenges, and it’s a given that raising sufficient funds is critical if they are to achieve their missions.  Many strategies are employed to secure donor support. For example, it is essential that the NPO initially puts good governance systems in place, and there should be a process of prospect research and cultivation before approaching a potential donor  for funding. In due course, such groundwork culmina...

Eusebius McKaiser: A tribute from Inyathelo

31 May 2023
Eusebius McKaiser, a renowned South African broadcaster, author and political commentator, is remembered by Inyathelo for his significant contribution to public discourse and social commentary. His insightful and thought-provoking work has helped shape important conversations about South Africa. Eusebius passed away on 30 May at the age of 45 years. As a radio host, McKaiser tackled contentious and complex issues, inviting guests from various backgrounds to engage in robust debates. His abi...

In memoriam: Ben Rabinowitz 

12 May 2023
Inyathelo and its associates remember, with affection and gratitude, Cape Town-based entrepreneur and philanthropist, the late Ben Rabinowitz. Mr Rabinowitz and his late wife Shirley supported numerous organisations, projects and causes for over 50 years, spanning  education, health, justice, the environment, sport and music. The Rabinowitz couple described themselves as neither rich nor poor, but having  enough to meet their needs, and were known to seldom turn anyone away when t...

Gauteng NGO budget cuts reversed

08 May 2023
Inyathelo welcomes the undertaking by Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, according to media reports, that planned cuts to social welfare organisations in the province will be reversed, and SLA’s of affected NGOs will be corrected and subsidies paid. Inyathelo applauds NGOs that expressed their grave concerns following the news of budget cuts, and that some applications for funding had been declined. Inyathelo urges NGOs, in turn, to ensure that their organisations are properly registered, and th...

New SARS requirements for Section 18A certificates

05 May 2023
It’s vital that managers of non-profits, accounting firms and legal entities are fully up-to-date about changes in pertinent tax legislation, if they are to educate and support the donors who generously fund NPOs. Legal terms and requirements can be confusing, however, and it’s easy to become bewildered by current and pending changes to the law, where donations are concerned. Fortunately, Turning Point Chartered Accountants, a multi-disciplinary consultancy offering comprehensive financial s...

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