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

Chapter 3 Registration of Non-Profit Organisations

14. Appeals against Refusal to Register



Referenced by:


1) Within one month after receipt of a notice of a decision of the director not to register a non-profit organisation, the organisation may appeal against the decision by submitting to the Directorate for consideration by an Arbitration Tribunal--
a) the application to register;
b) the notice sent to the applicant by the director in terms of section 13(3);
c) details of the organisation’s response to the director’s notice; and
d) the director’s notice and reasons for the decision which is the subject of the appeal.


2) Within three months after receipt of the relevant items, the Arbitration Tribunal must consider the appeal in the prescribed manner, including providing the appellant and the Directorate with the opportunity to make oral representations, and send a written notice of its decision to the appellant and to the director, stating the reasons for the decision.


3) If the Arbitration Tribunal upholds an appeal, the director must register the organisation by entering its name in the register.