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

Chapter 3 Registration of Non-Profit Organisations

19. Changing Constitution or Name of Registered Non-profit Organisation

 

 

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1) A registered non-profit organisation may change its constitution and its name.

 

2) A registered non-profit organisation that has resolved to change its constitution or its name must send the director--
a) a copy of the resolution and a certificate signed by a duly authorised office-bearer stating that the resolution complies with its constitution and all relevant laws; and
b) if the organisation has resolved to change its name, the original of its current certificate of registration.

 

3) Upon receiving the documents contemplated in subsection (2), from an organisation that has resolved to change its constitution, the director must--
a) register the changed or new constitution if it meets the requirements for registration;
b) endorse a copy of the resolution, certifying that the change or replacement of the constitution has been registered; and
c) send the endorsed copy of the resolution to the organisation.

 

4) Upon receiving the documents contemplated in subsection (2) from an organisation that has resolved to change its name, the director must--
a) enter the new name in the register and issue a certificate of registration in the new name of the organisation;
b) remove the old name from the register and cancel the earlier certificate of registration; and
c) send the new certificate to the organisation.