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The NPO Amendment Bill– more questions than answers?

07 February 2024

Non-profits agree it is time to improve regulation in the sector, but as Feryal Domingo, acting executive director, Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement, argues, the draft NPO Amendment Bill raises concerns about consultation, clarity and capacity.

Please provide an overview of the Bill and some of the contentious provisions within it?

The Bill, which was released in October 2021 for comment, indicates that it will change the current Nonprofit
Organisations Directorate within the Department of Social Development (DSD), to an Office of the Registrar. This will provide for registration of non-profit organisations (NPOs) and compulsory registration of foreign organisations. An arbitration tribunal will also be established to resolve disputes.

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