Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, company limited by guarantee, trust
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Primary and high school education, health and medical research, basic needs, housing and economic development, religion
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 61-90 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$18
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 US$7. The nonprofit company can be set up for about US$18.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government