Minister Dlamini to meet with non-profit organisations (NPOs)
10 Jul 2012
The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will meet with Northern Cape NPOs to build and strengthen their working relations with the department.
Although the registration of NPOs is voluntary, Minister Dlamini will engage through dialogues NPOs and further encourage them to register in line with the NPO Act 71 of 1997. This will assist in establishing an administrative and regulatory framework within which NPOs can conduct their affairs through a registration facility.
By the end of March this year, the total number of registered NPOs was 85 248 and there has been a steady growth in various provinces. Northern Cape has low number of NPOs which is 2% of the total as compared to other provinces.
It is in this context that the Minister identified a need to host dialogues with the NPO sector across all provinces including the Northern Cape. These dialogues will culminate into the national NPO Summit which will be hosted in August this year. The Minister will be accompanied by the MEC for Social Development in the Northern Cape Mr. Alvin Botes.
The media is invited to attend and cover these dialogues scheduled as follows:
Day One – 12 July 2012
- 10h40 – 12h45: Readira Soup Kitchen engagements – Stanley Batyashe Street Galeshewe
- 14h00 – 14h45: GAASCA Engagements - Nobengula Street at the Hostels
- 15h00 – 15h45: Future Creations engagements – Green Street Opposite the Shell Garage
- 15h50 – 16h35: Helen Bishop engagements – Church Street Utility
Closing remarks and way forward
Time: 16h35 – 16h50
Please note that all engagements will be in Kimberley.
Day Two - 13 July 2012
Venue: Mietha Seperepere Convention Centre (Kimberley)
7h30 – 9h00: Registration
9h00 – 9h05: Opening and welcome
9h25 – 9h45: Purpose of dialogues and introduction of the Minister
9h45 – 10h10: Introduction of dialogues
10h20 – 12h00: Facilitation of dialogues
13h00 – 13h45: NPO engagement
13h45 – 14h00: Summary and way forward
RSVPs: Please contact:
Cell: 079 8730 679
Cell: 079 4977 426
For media enquiries please contact:
Cell: 083 484 8067
Issued by: Northern Cape Social Development
10 Jul 2012
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