Nigerian Organisations Registered in South Africa

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Nigerian organisations in South Africa can be a source of community information and assistance for Nigerians who are new South Africa. However, it is (sometimes) important to ensure that the organisation is registered with the South African government. The great news is that there are numerous registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) for Nigerians in South Africa.

These NPOs are registered with the Department of Social Development in South Africa and established under the Non-profit Organisations Act 71 of 1997. The Department of Social Development explains that the main aim of the NPO Act is to “create an enabling environment for NPOs, setting and maintaining adequate standards of governance and accountability by providing a voluntary registration facility for non-profit organisations”.

What is an NPO or non-profit organisation?

The Department of Social Development defines a non-profit organisation as “a trust, company or other association of persons established for a public purpose and of which its income and property are not distributable to its members or office bearers except as reasonable compensation for services rendered. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community based organisations (CBOs) are collectively known as nonprofit organisations (NPOs). In some instance, NPOs are also referred to as Civil Society Organisations (CSO)”.

Nigerian organisations registered in South Africa

Here is a list of eight non-profit organisations for Nigerians across different provinces (excluding gauteng) in South Africa .

1. Nigerian Community Association East London Branch (Ohaneze Ndigbo)

Province: Eastern Cape
Registration Number: 067-115 NPO
Registration Date: 04/03/2009

2. Nigerian Welfare Association-Welkom

Province: Free State
Registration Number: 071-986 NPO
Registration Date: 01/10/2009

3. Nigerian Union Western Cape

Province: Western Cape
Registration Number: 074-993 NPO
Registration Date: 19/01/2010

4. Nigerian Community Association (SA)

Province: North West
Registration Number: 089-298 NPO
Registration Date: 01/04/2011

5. Yoruba Development Center

Province: North West
Registration Number: 117-200 NPO
Registration Date: 03/04/2013

6. Nigerian Association Western Cape

Province: Western Cape
Registration Number: 146-110 NPO
Registration Date: 05/12/2014

7. KZN Nigerian Community Forum

Province: Kwazulu Natal
Registration number: 161-374 NPO
Registration Date: 09/11/2015

8. Association of Nigerians living in Venda

Province: Limpopo
Registration Number: 173-349 NPO
Registration Date: 27/07/2016

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