How to Register Your NonProfit in South Africa


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Are you a philantropist? Have you been doing something in your community to uplift the people? If you are, don’t you think it is time for your work to become a bit more official and professional?

Registering as a non-profit organization is free of charge, relatively simple and it can be very beneficial to your organization. When you can provide a registration number, people will be more likely to take your work seriously and they will be more willing to contribute to your cause.

NPOs include trusts, companies or other associations of persons established for a public purpose.

Registering your NPO is beneficial because its certificate:

  • improves your credibility and funding opportunities
  • allows your organisation to open a bank account
  • helps your organisation with tax incentives.

You can read more about the specific requirements and the registration process here. All application forms can be downloaded here.

If you have a reliable internet service, you can also consider online application through the Department of Social Development. They also provide a wealth of information on the subject of registration (click here) and you can proceed immediately to the registration process.

Register online as NPO here.

Remember to read the instructions on these websites carefully and make sure you have all the relevant documentation at hand.


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.  All about Non-Profit Organizations.  [Web:][Date of Access:] October 12, 2016

THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT.  Register a Non-Profit Organization. [Web:] [Date of Access:] October 12, 2016.