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Non-Profit Organisations Act, 1997 (Act No. 71 of 1997)

Chapter 3 Registration of Non-Profit Organisations

13. Application for Registration

 

 

Referenced by:

 

1) A non-profit organisation may apply for registration by submitting to the director--
a) the prescribed form, properly completed;
b) two copies of its constitution; and
c) such other information as may be required by the director so as to assist the director to determine whether or not the non-profit organisation meets the requirements for registration.

 

2) Within two months after receiving an application which complies fully with subsection (1) the director--
a) must consider the application and any further information provided by the applicant; and
b) if satisfied that the applicant complies with the requirements for registration, must register the applicant by entering the applicant’s name in the register.

 

3) If, after considering an application, the director is not satisfied that the application complies with the requirements for registration, the director must send the applicant a written notice, giving reasons for the decision and informing the applicant that it has one month from the date of the notice to comply with those requirements.

 

4) The period within which compliance must be effected may be extended by the director on good cause shown by the applicant.

 

5) If an applicant who has received a notice in terms of subsection (3) complies with the requirements for registration timeously, the director must register the applicant by entering the applicant’s name in the register.

 

6) If an applicant who has received a notice in terms of subsection (3) has not complied timeously with the requirements set out in that notice, the director must--
a) refuse to register the applicant; and
b) notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for it.