Here’s a look at the different legal structures available for NPOs in South Africa; each structure can be registered with the Department of Social Development under the Non-Profit Organisation Act of 1997.

Your NPO should also register with the South African Revenue Service (SARS). For more insight on the importance of doing so, read these ABC’s of Taxes in the Non-profit Sector.

NPO setup3

Source: Inyathelo. Adapted from: Attracting Support Kit for NPOs: Building an effective non-profit board.