List of 8 Nigerian Community Organisations Registered in South Africa

Dedicated organizations for the Nigerian community in South Africa can be a great source of community information and assistance.  This is especially helpful for Nigerians who are new in South Africa. However, it is important to ensure that the organization is registered with the South African government. The great news is that there are numerous registered non-profit organizations (NPOs) for Nigerians in South Africa.

These NPOs are registered with the Department of Social Development in South Africa and established under the Non-profit Organisations Act 71 of 1997. The Department of Social Development explains that the main aim of the NPO Act is to “create an enabling environment for NPOs, setting and maintaining adequate standards of governance and accountability by providing a voluntary registration facility for non-profit organizations”.

What Is A Non-Profit Organization (NPO)?

The Department of Social Development defines a non-profit organization as “a trust, company or other association of persons established for a public purpose and of which its income and property are not distributable to its members or office bearers except as reasonable compensation for services rendered. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community based organisations (CBOs) are collectively known as nonprofit organisations (NPOs). In some instance, NPOs are also referred to as Civil Society Organisations (CSO)”.

Nigerian organisations registered in South Africa

Nigerian Community in South Africa: List of 8 Registered NPOs

Here is a list of eight non-profit organisations for Nigerians across different provinces (excluding gauteng) in South Africa .

1. Nigerian Community Association East London Branch (Ohaneze Ndigbo)

Province: Eastern Cape
Registration Number: 067-115 NPO
Registration Date: 04/03/2009

2. Nigerian Welfare Association-Welkom

Province: Free State
Registration Number: 071-986 NPO
Registration Date: 01/10/2009

3. Nigerian Union Western Cape

Province: Western Cape
Registration Number: 074-993 NPO
Registration Date: 19/01/2010

4. Nigerian Community Association (SA)

Province: North West
Registration Number: 089-298 NPO
Registration Date: 01/04/2011

5. Yoruba Development Center

Province: North West
Registration Number: 117-200 NPO
Registration Date: 03/04/2013

6. Nigerian Association Western Cape

Province: Western Cape
Registration Number: 146-110 NPO
Registration Date: 05/12/2014

7. KZN Nigerian Community Forum

Province: Kwazulu Natal
Registration number: 161-374 NPO
Registration Date: 09/11/2015

8. Association of Nigerians living in Venda

Province: Limpopo
Registration Number: 173-349 NPO
Registration Date: 27/07/2016

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  1. The first Yoruba registered organization in South Africa is Yoruba Oduduwa Community Johannesburg in 2003.

    After which other Yoruba organizations got their registration as follows:

    National Association of Yoruba Descendant Southern Africa.(Nelspruits & Southern Africa)

    Egbe Omo Yoruba Pretoria.

    Egbe Omo Yoruba Durban, Limpopo, Western Cape, Lesotho, etc

    Oduduwa Progressive Union South Africa.

    At this stage I will like to mention Nigeria Union South Africa. Nigeria Diaspora SA, Nigeria Guild, etc

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