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

Chapter 3 Registration of Non-Profit Organisations

25. Access by Public to documents submitted to Director


1) The director must preserve in an original or reproduced form the constitution of registered non-profit organisations and must preserve—
a) the constitution of a non-profit organisation whose registration has been cancelled, or that has voluntarily deregistered, has been wound up or dissolved; and
b) any report or document submitted to the director in terms of this Act, in an original or reproduced form and for the prescribed period.


2) All members of the public have the right of access to and to inspect any document that the director is obliged to preserve.


3) The Minister must prescribe the circumstances and manner in which the public may have access to or inspect such documents.