Although civil actions involving NPOs are rare in South Africa, the corporate landscape in South Africa has changed in line with greater global emphasis on good governance, increasing the likelihood of litigation in the future.
Recent media reports suggest renewed interest in the fact that South African NPOs are under pressure from both funders and the government. By some calculations as many as 25% all of South African organisations within the last year alone have been forced to close their doors.
2013 Inyathelo Philanthropy Awardee, Afeefah Patel, met with president Jacob Zuma recently. Ann7 News arranged the meeting, almost two years after the then seven year-old Afeefah wrote to President Zuma asking him to “look after the rhinos”.
The 2014 Advancement Academy for HEIs and NPOs welcomed new and seasoned Advancement practitioners working in the non-profit sector and in higher education institutions for two days of Advancement and fundraising learning.
Cape Town philanthropist James McGregor of Kenilworth passed away recently at the age of 69. For his tireless work over many years to uplift the Westlake community in Cape Town, James McGregor is the recipient of the 2013 Inyathelo Award for Lifetime Philanthropy.
This month’s Get Resourceful session focused on External Relationships, one of Inyathelo’s Ten Building Blocks for Advancement. Some 40 attendees from the Cape Town NPO community packed into the Inyathelo boardroom in Woodstock. Cape Town TV also filmed the proceedings.
The NPO Directorate has issued a notice listing the nominees for the establishment of a Panel of Arbitration as is required under the Nonprofit Organisations Act No.71 of 1997. We are encouraging civil society organisations examine the shortlist of candidates and provide comment on the composition of the panel.