At APD, we take pride in our commitment to good governance and adhere to various regulations and standards to ensure transparency, accountability, and ethical practices. Here are some key aspects of our governance:
1. Membership and Affiliations:
APD is a member organization of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa, which in turn is a member organization of the National Disability Alliance. These memberships allow us to collaborate with like-minded organizations and advocate for the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities.
2. Legal Status:
APD is a registered Non-Profit Organization with registration number 000-865. This registration affirms our dedication to operating for the public benefit and fulfilling our mission to serve the community.
3. Code of Ethics:
We comply with the Code of Ethics specified by the South African National NGO Coalition. This code guides our conduct, ensuring integrity, professionalism, and responsible practices in all aspects of our operations.
4. Public Benefit Organization:
APD is registered as a Public Benefit Organization with registration number 930006515. This status signifies our commitment to benefiting the public by addressing the needs of persons with disabilities and promoting their well-being.
5. Compliance with Codes of Good Practice:
APD adheres to the Codes of Good Practice for South African Non-Profit Organizations as specified by the Department of Social Development. These codes provide guidelines for effective governance, financial management, and transparency within the non-profit sector.
6. Good Governance Guidelines:
We are actively working towards full compliance with the Good Governance guidelines outlined in the King III Report. These guidelines focus on principles of responsible leadership, accountability, and sustainability.
7. Auditing and Financial Transparency:
APD undergoes regular audits to ensure proper financial management and accountability. We believe in maintaining transparency in our financial practices and providing accurate and reliable information to our stakeholders.
8. Tax Exempt Status:
We are registered with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as a Tax Exempt Organization, further demonstrating our commitment to fulfilling our mission without profit motives.
9. Employer Registration:
APD is registered with the Department of Labour as an Employer, affirming our compliance with labor laws and regulations.
10. VAT Registration:
We are registered for Value Added Tax (VAT), enabling us to engage in commercial activities and contribute to economic growth while adhering to tax regulations.
APD proudly holds Level 1 Empowering Supplier status in terms of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). This recognition highlights our commitment to promoting inclusive economic participation and empowering previously disadvantaged individuals.
At APD, we strive to maintain the highest standards of governance, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of our services while upholding the trust of our stakeholders and the community we serve.