Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Amendment Bill

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Submissions must be received by no later than 10 June 2022

Social Development

The Department of Social Development has published the Draft Non-Profit Organisations Amendment Bill 2021, and is asking you to comment. (This bill is different to the version published in October 2021).

Comments can be emailed to the following: Luyanda Mtshotshisa at or Mr Luyanda Ngonyama at or Ms Mpho Mngxitama at by no later than Friday, 10 June 2022

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All comments must be submitted in the format indicated below: 

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] 


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. Overtime 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.