Legal Issues

Who Should Attend

  • Team leaders
  • Heads of department
  • Project and programme managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Senior managers and executive directors
  • Sales Managers
  • Advertising Managers,
  • Public Relations Managers
  • In addition any individual who is involved in/or with a NGO organization will benefit from this course

Programme Description

The purpose of this programme is to equip learners with knowledge and skills regarding the legal aspects exclusive to NGOs, in order to ensure that they abide by these laws and regulations. This course is designed to expose students to actual issues faced by NGOs. The coursework will be based on a variety of practical exercises, including establishing an NGO, assessing NGO legislation, considering operational issues, laws affecting fundraising, Tax Law and the NPO Act.

Programme Outcomes

On completion of this programme learners should be able to:

  • Understand and prepare the founding documents to establish a NGO using South African regulations
  • Confront various operational issues, such as governance structure, conflict of interest, economic activity and taxation
  • Discuss the NPO Laws
  • Establish Labour Law in their organization
  • Understand the Legislative framework which they are required to adhere to during fundraisers


  • Regulations governing South African NGOs
  • NPO/NGO Laws
  • Labour Law for NGOs/NPOs
  • Sources of Law
  • Operational Issues as an NGO/NPO
  • NPO Act
  • Preparing the Founding Documents