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

Chapter 2 Creation of an Enabling Environment

5. Functions of Directorate


(1) In addition to any other function determined by the Minister or specified elsewhere in this Act, the Directorate is responsible for—
(a) facilitating the process for developing and implementing policy;
(b) determining and implementing programs, including programs—
(i) to support non-profit organisations in their endeavour to register, and
(ii) to ensure that the standard of governance within non-profit organisations is maintained and improved;
(c) liaising with other organs of state and interested parties; and
(d) facilitating the development and implementation of multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary programs.


(2) In order to promote the achievement of the objects of this Act and to perform its functions and duties, the Directorate may collaborate, co-operate, co-ordinate and enter into arrangements with other organs of state, which may include—
(a) measures to co-ordinate their approach to performing their functions in terms of legislation;
(b) entering into a memorandum of understanding, which, among other matters, may provide for—
(i) the sharing of information between the parties, including—
(aa) the types of information to be furnished by each party; or
(bb) measures to protect the confidentiality of the information, including limiting access to specified persons or incumbents of specified positions, subject to the provisions of applicable legislation;
(ii) collaboration, co-operation between the parties, and assisting each other in the performance of their respective duties in terms of legislation, including through the provision of advice and support; and
(iii) the delegation by the Directorate to another organ of state of specified administrative functions.

[Section 5(2) inserted by section 10 of the General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering & Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Act, 2022 (Act No. 22 of 2022) Notice No. 1532, GG47802, dated 29 December 2022 - effective 31 December 2022 per Proclamation Notice 109 (a), GG47805, dated 31 December 2022]