639 comments delivered, closed 9 June 2022.
The Department of Social Development invited the public to comment on the Draft Non-Profit Organisations Amendment Bill.
The Bill seeks to amend the current Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) Act, 1997 (Act 71 of 1997). The Act was meant to create an enabling environment in which NPOs could be formed and function optimally. Over time gaps have been identified, particularly on smaller NPOs and community-based organisations.
- The proposed amendment addresses the challenges faced by smaller NPOs;
- deals with abuse of NPOs and simplifies accessibility procedures.
- It also proposes the setting up of the NPO Registrar to strengthen the servicing, monitoring and promotion of transparency and accountability of the NPOs.