Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Company Limited by Guarantee, Trust
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and Culture, Basic Needs, Early Childhood Education through High School, Human Rights, Religion
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 61-90 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 25
The South African legal system, in essence, has a choice between one of three legal structures, namely: a voluntary association, a nonprofit trust, and a nonprofit company. A voluntary association, which is the most popular option, can be set up without any costs involved. The cost of registration for nonprofit trusts is about USD 17. The nonprofit company can be set up for about USD 30.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government