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Resources for Non for Profit Organizations in South Africa

Below is a list of documents typically needed by an organization, church or ministry that wants to register itself, and its services as a non-profit organization in South Africa. The documents can be downloaded in pdf format.
What is an NPO?
A Nonprofit Organisation is defined as a trust, company or other association of persons:-
- Established for a public purpose, and
- The income and property of which are not distributable to its members or office
bearers accept as reasonable compensation for services rendered.

Who can apply as an NPO?
Any organization that is not for profit and is not part of government can apply for
registration; that is:
- Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)
- Community-Based Organisations (CBO)
- Faith Based Organisations (FBO)
- Organizations that have registered as Section 21 Companies under the Company Act
61 of 1973.
- Trusts that have registered with Master of the Supreme Court under the Trust
Property Control Act 57 of 1988.
- Any other Voluntary Association that is not-for-profit

What are the benefits?
There are many benefits to be gained from a system of registering nonprofit organizations. It:

- Improve the credibility of the sector because NPO’s can account to a public office.
- Brings organizations into a formal system.
- Help the sector to get organized.
- Help in finding ways of getting benefits like tax incentives and funding opportunities.

1. How to Draft a Constitution 
2. NPO Booklet

Documents by the Department of Social Development 
3. NPO Application Form 
4. NPO Business Plan (Old Form)
5. NPO Business Plan (2012 Form)
6. Application for funding in terms of the policy on Financial Awards 2014/2015
7. NPO Model Codes of Good Practice 

Resources for Early Childhood Development Centres 
8. Early Childhood Development Curriculum (East Cape Midlands College)
9. Early Childhood Development: Curriculum Guidelines (Too follow)
10. Early Childhood Development: Service Guidelines

"In the human life cycle, the early childhood phase from birth to nine years is considered the most important phase for every human being. Giving children the best start in life means ensuring them good health, proper nutrition, and early learning. The well-being of children depends on the ability of families to function effectively. Children need to grow up in a nurturing and secure family that can ensure their development, protection, survival and participation in family and social life. From an environmental perspective, it means safe water, basic sanitation, and protection from violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination. These imperatives work best together and lay the foundation for life." - Excerpt from the Service Guidelines.

More information about East Cape Midlands College
East Cape Midlands College EMC is a Public Further Education and Training (FET) institution. FET Colleges offer nationally accredited courses according to the new SAQA requirements that fit levels 2 – 4 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The College is based in Uitenhage, Graaff-Reinet, and Grahamstown.

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