NPO Policy and Legislation

South Africa has numerous inequalities within society and  Inyathelo is a core place to convene and advocate on behalf of the  nonprofit sector. An aspect of this involvement is preparing input and lobbying on current and proposed legislation, working with specialist partners. Inyathelo is currently involved, with other members of a working group, in providing input on the NPO Amendment Bill.

Another example of Inyathelo’s lobbying work took place at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. It had become clear that organisations which lacked access to the internet or data, were doubly disadvantaged, by the pandemic itself and technological inequalities. Inyathelo consequently lobbied for more access to data and organised a digital fundraising campaign. This raised funds which were used to assist 18 nonprofit organisations with data vouchers.