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

Chapter 1 Interpretation and Objects of Act

2. Objects of Act



The objects of this Act are to encourage and support non-profit organisations in their contribution to meeting the diverse needs of the population of the Republic by--

a) creating an environment in which non-profit organisations can flourish;
b) establishing an administrative and regulatory framework within which non-profit organisations can conduct their affairs;
c) encouraging non-profit organisations to maintain adequate standards of governance, transparency and accountability and to improve those standards;
d) creating an environment within which the public may have access to information concerning registered non-profit organisations; and
e) promoting a spirit of co-operation and shared responsibility within government, donors and amongst other interested persons in their dealings with non-profit organisations.