The Mvula Trust is registered in terms of the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988. It is also registered with and is regulated by the Department of Social Development as a non-profit organisation (NPO) in terms of the Non-Profit Organisations Act No 71 of 1997. The Mvula Trust is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and a public interest organisation.
In accordance with the Mvula Trust Deed, the trust assets and income are managed to undertake developmental projects and initiatives that will benefit poor and marginalised communities within South Africa. These activities will contribute to the progressive realisation of the basic human rights to reasonable access to water services, health care and an environment that is not harmful to the health and wellbeing of these communities.
The Mvula Trust is registered with the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) as an accredited training service provider. The Mvula Trust is also registered with the Construction industry Development Board (CIDB) and its personnel is accredited to implement the Community Works Programme.
As it is an independent NGO, the Mvula Trust has no shareholding.
The Mvula Trust: Registered under the Trust Property Control Act No. 57 of 1988, with the Department of Social Development under Organisations Act No 71 of 1997, as Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and a public interest organisation.