Community Empowerment

City Equips Non-Profit Organisations with Skills

Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) were taken through their paces on the processes of complying with the NPO act and City bylaws.

Various departments from the City shared tips on registration, avenues to follow to access funding as well as information on the availability of leased municipal property for use in order to comply and operate a successful NPO.

This was the information shared with practitioners operating NPOs who attended a workshop at Rabasotho Hall, Thembisa, on 12 May.

Emma Vilakazi, who runs an edutainment NPO in Thembisa, was happy to learn of the various processes to follow to ensure that her organisation is compliant, as she has in the past came across stumbling blocks when applying for funding.

“I’m truly grateful for today’s workshop as it has revealed many wrongs that I should correct for my organisation. I did not know of the NPO act that is there to guide us and ensure our organisations flourish,” said Vilakazi.

Resident are encouraged to visit any of the City’s Customer Care Centres for assistance on operating a NPO in the Ekurhuleni.

Alternatively, call 011 999 1033 or email