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Image: Stricter BEE codes will crush non-profit sector Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement is warning that the proposed amendments to the broad-based black economic empowerment code could have a serious impact on charities and the non-profit sector as a whole. The revised Code of Good Practice says only companies that donate to organisations with 100 percent black beneficiaries will qualify for full points on the socio-economic development element of the Code.   Read More...



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- C. Masters Development Services

The understanding of the impact of the Companies Act 2008 on non-profit companies (formerly section 21 associations not for gain) continues to evolve. In this email, we want to highlight 2 particular matters that affect non-profit companies, dealt with in recent Practice Notes issued by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”):   Read More...




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The proposed new Codes of Good Practice for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) have been met with confusion and criticism, in some cases verging on the hysterical, by the non-profit sector. One charity has labelled the codes “a different kind of apartheid”, claiming that companies will no longer fund organisations that benefit even a single white, coloured or Indian beneficiary.   Read More...




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(Monitoring and Evaluation)

The funding crisis has impacted the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector on various levels. Numerous organisations have had to close their doors and many more had no choice but to scale down operations. This has affected not only the scope of work, but often also the quality of services that the organisations can offer.   Read More...




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Is achieving good governance a Hurculean task for non profits?

Kerryn Krige, gives us her take on Inyathelo's Independent Code of Governance for Non Profit Organisations in South Africa.Achieving good governance often feels mythical: a series of Herculean tasks which we strive for but never quite seem to achieve.   Read More...




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Invitation to comment on the Draft Practice Note on the application of King III in the Non-profit Sector

This serves as an invitation to all interested parties and stakeholders to submit written comments to the draft practice note that provides guidance on how King III should be applied in the non-profit sector. This article is republished courtesy of SANGONeT.org - http://www.ngopulse.org. Opportunity closing date: Monday, 15 October 2012   Read More...




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The Voluntary Independent Code of Governance and Values for NPOs

We have been waiting expectantly for the issue of "The Independent Code", which provides a voluntary mechanism to guide NPO's in managing and conducting their affairs, based on a set of values and principles.   Read More...




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This call for comment closes on 30 April 2012.

A proposed code of governance for non-profit organisations in South Africa has been released for public comment. The draft Independent Code of Good Governance for Non-Profit Organisations in South Africa aims to encourage best governance practice and was initiated by a group of NPOs at a Civil Society Consultative Forum meeting in August 2010.   Read More...




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Get your tax affairs in order now – or you may lose out.

Non-profit organisations need to apply for exemption from paying dividend tax before 1 April 2012 or they might unwittingly lose out. So says Anna Vayanos who heads the BoE Private Clients Philanthropy Office. She says that this is another potential tax exemption available to NPOs provided that they have the appropriate approval from the South African Revenue Service.   Read More...




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Combining talents, skills and resources

In the business world, it is not unusual for companies to be merged, bought and traded. Sometimes, this is how companies survive, albeit in a different incarnation. In this article, courtesy of SANGONeT - http://www.ngopulse.org/, Tshikululu’s (http://www.tshikululu.org.za/) CEO, Tracey Henry, considers that when NPOs are struggling financially, collaboration to the point of consolidation may well be an alternative to closure.
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Actions your NGO can take to achieve its goals.

 In this article, courtesy of SANGONeT - http://www.ngopulse.org/, Catherine Wijnberg explores some actions that can assist with the transition to a more businesslike approach, and take a closer look at income generation and its viability in the non-profit context.   Read More...




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NGOs are businesses, and need to be run as businesses.

NPOs, write Catherine Wijnber is director and Anton Ressel, need to consider introducing income-generating projects, sell quality services, be accountable to their stakeholders, and become sustainable. This Part 1 of a two-part series, courtesy of SANGONeT - http://www.ngopulse.org/   Read More...




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HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Corporate Governance

The Funding Practice Alliance is calling for a complete overhaul of the way the National Lottery Board manages and distributes billions of rands worth of public funds. The Alliance - made up of four prominent civil society organisations - says there is a lack of accountability and transparency over the way the board operates and it needs to be called to account for its failure to fulfill its mandate to distribute funds appropriately to non-profit organisations and charities.   Read More...




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All non-profit organisations (NPO's) fall within the definition of a 'private body' in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000 (the Act) and will soon be required to prepare and publish information manuals pursuant to the Act (if this has not already been done).   Read More...




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Muthobi or GreaterCapital APPROVED rating badges for those Causes that have undergone assessment

 A new approval system for myggsa Causes that have undergone extensive assessment or due diligence will provide givers with greater choice when it comes to making considered giving and social investment decisions. Look out for GreaterCapital or Muthobi APPROVED badges on Cause profiles.   Read More...




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UN agencies sign Strategic Framework of Cooperation

ROME: The European Commission (EC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a new Strategic Framework of Cooperation to increase the capacity of the international community to deliver effective, coordinated, timely and sustainable support to Food Security and Nutrition.   Read More...




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New Companies Act provisions impacts on returns

The new Companies Act was finally made effective on 1 May 2011 and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is now operating in place of CIPRO. One of the provisions of the new Act impacts the non profit sector: section 21 companies and non profit companies (NPC's).   Read More...




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Leadership Insight 2

WeCanChange recently collaborated with leading social investment consultancy, GreaterCapital, to bring you the latest developments in Corporate Social Investment (CSI). Cheryl Harper from WeCanChange attended their Social Investment Leaders Forum hosted every 2nd month in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The forums are designed to spark debate and share common challenges faced by CSI practioners.    Read More...



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