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Nonprofit Organisations Act 71 of 1997

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71 of 1997

The Nonprofit Organisations Act 71 of 1997 intends:

  • to provide for an environment in which nonprofit organisations can flourish;
  • to establish an administrative and regulatory framework within which nonprofit organisations can conduct their affairs;
  • to repeal certain portions of the Fundraising Act, 1978; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


1 September 1998 (Gazette 19199 of 31 August 1998)


Amended by Nonprofit Organisations Amendment Act 17 of 2000