DGMT NGO Commons - A Resource for Enhancing Good Governance and Accountability

A Resource for Enhancing Good Governance and Accountability

Important Definitions

As is generally the case in South Africa, we use the term non-governmental organisation (NGO) in a very broad sense, to include

  • organisations that have been formed to serve a specific public purpose or benefit,
  • are not part of government (non-governmental organisations) and
  • do not exist to make profits for owners or members of the organisation (non-profit organisations).