The Independent Code of Governance for NGOs in South Africa

The Independent Code represents a statement of values, principles, and recommended practices, to which all non-profit organisations (NPOs) in South Africa are invited and encouraged to subscribe. The Code does not constitute an official document, nor is it imposed by law. However, it does make provision for a formal written commitment in terms of which an organisation may record its voluntary commitment to subscribe to the core values and core principles of good governance.

The essence of the Code is the widely-held belief that there are certain fundamental values and principles which can and should be observed and implemented by all NPOs in South Africa, despite their diversity of size, capacity, and resources.

The Independent Code of Governance