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Membership Fees Structure

In preparation for the registration of the NPC and considering how we align the activities of the movement with the BABS permits I would like to propose the following re the fee structure.

Discussion

The fee structure should make provision for the following expenses:

  1. Fixed company operational and admin expenses. These expenses have no direct bearing on, or does not go to, the objects of the NPC or the initiatives and projects of the movement but provide for the basis operational infrastructure of the movement. This is mostly non-discretionary and will be fixed during an annual budget cycle.
  2. All project based activities that derive from the “Objects” of the NPC. This may include direct, but non-monetary, benefit sharing activities. This is mostly discretionary expense and will be fixed during an annual budget cycle.
  3. Benefit sharing disbursements. This is not strictly a company “expense” but more of an administrative function to manage and coordinate the disbursement of benefit sharing monies.

Fee Structure

The fee structure should allow for:

  1. A fixed portion that is not MTA based and primarily required to balance the fixed operational budget. The contribution of each member will scale in accordance with its size according to the National Small Business Act.
  2. A portion based on Cape Aloe related turnover that goes towards, and determines, the annual project budget. (This may be replaced in future by GI mark “royalties”). (Recommend 0.5% of annual sales)
  3. A portion based on actual MTA/BSA based purchases in terms of BABS permits. (3% of purchase value as declared in terms of BABS permit requirements.

2 Comments

  • Chris

    January 30, 2017 at 9:53 am

    The fee structure as suggested seems as a good start, although we will need to discuss the “fine” print, meaning that it is understood and agreed to by all

  • admin

    August 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

    From offline discussion with Chris and Christo there seems to be agreement to remove point 2 from the fee structure. The fee structure will thus be comprised of:

    1) A fixed portion that is not MTA based and primarily required to balance the fixed operational budget. The contribution of each member will scale in accordance with its size according to the National Small Business Act.

    2) A portion based on actual MTA/BSA based purchases in terms of BABS permits. (3% of purchase value as declared in terms of BABS permit requirements.

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