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NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Nonprofit Organisations Act, No. 71 of 1997

Long title


To provide for an environment in which nonprofit organisations can flourish; to establish an administrative and regulatory framework within which nonprofit organisations can conduct their affairs; to repeal certain portions of the Fundraising Act, 1978; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION AND OBJECTS OF ACT
1. Definitions
2. Objects of Act

CHAPTER 2. CREATION OF AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
3. State’s responsibility to nonprofit organisations
4. Establishment of Directorate for Nonprofit Organisations
5. Functions of Directorate
6. Model documents and codes of good practice
7. Reports of Directorate
8. Designation of Director of Nonprofit Organisations
9. Panel of Arbitrators and Arbitration Tribunal
10. Establishment of Advisory or Technical Committees

CHAPTER 3. REGISTRATION OF NONPROFIT ORGANISATIONS
11. Benefits of registration
12. Requirements for registration
13. Application for registration
14. Appeals against refusal to register
15. Certificate of Registration
16. Effect of registration
17. Accounting records and reports
18. Duty to provide reports and information
19. Changing constitution or name of registered nonprofit organisation
20. Noncompliance with constitution and obligations by registered nonprofit organisation
21. Cancellation of registration
22. Appeals against cancellation of registration
23. Voluntary deregistration and winding up or dissolution
24. Register of nonprofit organisations
25. Access by public to documents submitted to director

CHAPTER 4. REGULATIONS
26. Regulations
27. Conditions, restrictions or prohibitions in regulations
28. Procedure for making regulations

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
29. Offences
30. Penalties
31. Delegation of functions
32. Restriction of liability
33. Repeal of laws
34. Transitional arrangements
35. State bound
36. Short title and commencement

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