NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION(NPO)
SUMMIT
MPUMALANGA PRESENTATION
BIRCHWOOD CONFERENCE CENTRE
BOKSBURG
14-17 AUGUST 2012
OVERVIEW
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Purpose
Legislative Mandate
Size and scope of registered NPOs in the Province
Registration growth rate
Registered NPOs in Social Services
Registered NPOs by Region
Funded NPOs
District Dialogues
Highlights on issues raised during district dialogues
and the recommendations
PURPOSE
• To share information on the state of NPOs in
Mpumalanga Province and
• To share the outcomes of the District and
Provincial Dialogues held in July 2012
LEGISLATIVE MANDATE
Definition of an NPO
• An organisation established for public purpose
• Prohibited from distributing income and
property amongst its members or Office
Bearers.
• Section 24 requires a register of all registered
NPOs
SIZE AND SCOPE OF REGISTERED
NPOS IN THE PROVINCE
• By end of March 2012, a total of
5131 were registered in
Mpumalanga
• This is 6% of the total NPOs
registered nationally.
REGISTRATION GROWTH RATE
Mpumalanga Province experienced an average of about 20% over the years
Chart 1: Growth rate over past 5 years
1000
907
900
800
700
600
508
500
583
400
300
315
276
200
100
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# of NPOs
REGISTERED NPOS IN SOCIAL
SERVICES
REGISTERED NPOs PER DISTRICTS
Registered NPOs per District Municipality
2472
2500
2000
1579
1500
1080
1000
500
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Gert Sibande
Nkangala
Ehlanzeni
FUNDED NPOS IN 2011/2012
FINANCIAL YEAR
Sector
Transfers
‘000
Substance abuse prevention and
rehabilitation
7,825,000
Older persons
33,151,023
Services
No of NPOs funded
Substance abuse treatment
centres
10
Residential facilities for older
persons
Community based care and
support
Crime prevention and support
services
170
Crime prevention and support
4,435,016
People with disabilities
23,585,481
Services Protective workshops
and residential facilities
183
Child care and protection
40,365,783
185,901,000
Child and Youth Care
Early Childhood development
86
704
Victim Empowerment
3,797,000
Shelters for crime and violence
10
HIV and AIDS
65,718,000
HIV and AIDS care and support
60
Families
1,711,000
Care and support to families
9
Youth
15,043,000
Youth development services
36
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DISTRICT DIALOGUES
Number of participants
Date of dialogue
Number of participants
Ehlanzeni
04 July 2012
330
Nkangala District
05 July 2012
452
Gert Sibande
06 July 2012
655
District
Total
1437
ISSUES RAISED DURING THE DISTRICT &
PROVINCIAL DIALOGUES …
Theme1:Legislative /Regulatory Framework
ISSUES RAISED
RECOMMENDATIONS
• NPO Act deals with all NPOs uniformly, it
does not acknowledge different types of
NPOs with various governance structures
• Lack of clarity on registration of NPO with
Organization with two objectives i.e.
HCBC/MPC ) using one NPO registration
certificates
• Disqualifying registration of NPOs when
Board members are of the same surname
• Time frame for NPO registration (3
months waiting period) is too long
• Legislation need to be reviewed
• Language used on the registration forms
are not user friendly, add other African
languages
• It should create different categories of NPOs
to enable all NPO to comply with the
legislation
• NPO Directorate to accept and register
organisations with Board members of same
surname because NPOs understand its own
community dynamics
• Reduce time frame for NPO registration to 1
month (must draw lesson from DTI –”CIPRO”)
• Application forms for registration should be
translated into all South African Languages
ISSUES RAISED DURING THE DISTRICT & PROVINCIAL
DIALOGUES
Theme1:Legislative /Regulatory Framework
ISSUES RAISED
RECOMMENDATIONS
• NPOs do not have a body that advocate for
their interest
• Limited accessibility of the National NPO
office
• Lack of feedback or acknowledgement
from National when narrative and financial
reports have been sent
• NPO regulatory body should be
established to deal with NPO issues and
challenges
• National NPO Directorate to create a call
centre to deal with NPOs direct and
establish satellite office for easy access
of information
• NPO Directorate to create free and
accessible online registration
• NPOs should be allowed to have its own
bi-laws
• Scrutinize the Board members’ financial
background
• Interference by Departmental officials on
NPOs operations
• Co-opted Board members are fraudulent
ISSUES RAISED DURING THE DISTRICT & PROVINCIAL
DIALOGUES
Theme2: Transformation of welfare services(10 point plan)
ISSUES RAISED
Rebuilding of Families
• Communities are neglecting their own
cultures and values and no longer taking
care of extended families
Comprehensive Social Security System
• Grants fail to provide sustainable income
to households
HIV and AIDS and Special needs
• Inaccessibility of information for people
with disabilities
Addressing violence on children, older persons
& vulnerable groups
• Lack of knowledge on the legislations by
communities
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Family enrichment, gathering and
reunion programmes should be
developed and funding made available
• Encourage communities to go back to
farming
• Grants to be utilized to create
sustainable projects and create jobs
• Develop documents in Braille and
training on sign language interpreters
• Create awareness on all legislations
regarding children, older persons and
vulnerable groups
ISSUES RAISED DURING THE DISTRICT & PROVINCIAL
DIALOGUES
Theme2: Transformation of welfare services(10 point plan)
ISSUES RAISED
RECOMMENDATIONS
Youth Development
• Lack of knowledge on legislations
and policies for youth
• Information is not properly
disseminated to young persons
• Awareness campaigns on youth
legislations and policies must be
conducted
• Review NYDA policies
Accessibility on social welfare services
• Lack of experience of Social
Auxiliary workers
• Rural areas and farms not well
serviced
• Issues raised for DSD to include in
their services: Substance and
alcohol abuse, crime and teenage
pregnancy and domestic violence.
• In –service training to Social Auxiliary
Workers to be conducted
• DSD to reach out to all rural and
farm communities
ISSUES RAISED DURING THE DISTRICT & PROVINCIAL
DIALOGUES ….
Theme 3 :Resource Mobilization (PFA)
ISSUES RAISED
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Lack of knowledge on the Policy of Financial
Award by NPOs and officials
• DSD to capacitate and conduct
campaigns on the Policy of Financial
Award for officials and NPOs
• DSD to develop a mechanism to avoid
delays in subsidy payments
• DSD to communicate shortage of
budget on time
• Delays in the transfers of funds and grants to
NPOs which cause perpetual extreme hunger
and poverty and bad management of NPOs
• Subsidies are not increasing with inflation
• Increase funding in line with inflation
• Lack of communication to NPOs when there is
reduction of funds which results in decreasing
of the number of beneficiaries, poor care of
frail older persons, etc.
• Post funding is not able to cover the running
cost of the organizations
• NPO to establish and participate in
local NPO forums
• Priority for funding to be given to rural
areas
• Reconsider funding models
ISSUES RAISED DURING THE DISTRICT & PROVINCIAL
DIALOGUES
Theme 3 :Resource Mobilization (PFA)
ISSUES RAISED
RECOMMENDATIONS
• NPOs e.g. ECDs await too long for
approval for funding and those in the
backrooms not considered for funding
• Annual submission of business plan for
funding
• DSD to reconsider funds that were
cut and extension of services to be
financed
• Needs based programmes should
be implemented on a long-term
basis (3 year funding)
• NPOs lack fundraising skills to sustain
themselves and alleviate poverty
• Lack of consistency and change of NPO
staff leads to loss of crucial documents
• Intensify capacity building of NPOs
ISSUES RAISED DURING THE DISTRICT & PROVINCIAL
DIALOGUES
Theme4 :Additional issues
ISSUES RAISED
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Difficulty to access land for NPO activities • The funders to have a
and delays by municipality to provide sites
memorandum of agreement with
municipality to allocate sites for
NPOs
• Lack of skills by NPO members, especially • Enhance capacity building to NPOs
basic administration and financial
management
• DSD officials to be part of solutions
• Lack of feedback to NPOs after officials
and not be hostile (policing)
have conducted monitoring
towards NPOs and should be
• Favoritism of organizations by officials
passionate about the work
• Hostile relations presented by officials
towards NPOs
• Lack of fringe benefits for NPO workers
• Professionalization of NPO
e.g. housing allowances, pension fund and
practitioners should be considered
medical aid
Conclusion
The department has noted the challenges and
recommendations by the NPOs. The department
therefore commits to partner with the NPOs in
finding ways to address the challenges.
THANK YOU
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