The Narrative Foundation NPC functions under the umbrella of the mother organisation, Stichting Kundalila, in the Netherlands.  Stichting Kundalila is registered at the “Kamer van Koophandel, Utrecht” (registration no. 3016729). The Fiscal number is 809238809.

Contact person:
Witha van den Landen
Meulmansweg 17, 3441 AT Woerden. The Netherlands.

The Narrative Foundation NPC is a: registered Nonprofit organisation – NPO 047 573; registered company - 2005/018545/08; and a registered public benefit organisation – 930019768.

Contact person:
Heleen Sliep
68 12th Avenue, Kleinmond, Western Cape. 7195. South Africa.  h.sliep@narrativefoundation.org

The Directors are:
Prof. Y. Sliep, Dr. A.A. van der Maas, Dr. L.M. Norton, & Mrs. S. van Dyk

Policy and Powers of the company:
The powers of the company as an approved public benefit organisation, are limited by the tax conditions in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act. In terms thereof the company will:

  • Have at least three (3) persons, who are not connected persons in relation to each other, to be the directors of the Company.
  • Ensure that no single person directly or indirectly controls the decision making powers relating to the Company.
  • Be prohibited from accepting any donation which is revocable at the instance of the donor for reasons other than a material failure to conform to the designated purposes and conditions of such donation, including any misrepresentation  with regard to the tax deductibility thereof in terms of section 18A; provided that a donor may not impose conditions which could enable such donor or any connected person in relation to such donor to derive some direct or indirect benefit from the application of such donation.
  • Has not and will not use its resources directly or indirectly to support, advance or oppose any political party.
  • The Company is prohibited from distributing any of its funds to any person (otherwise than in the course of undertaking its Main Objectives) and is required to utilise its funds solely for the Main Objectives for which the Company has been established.
  • Directors and office-bearers have no rights in the property or other assets of the Company solely by virtue of their being Directors or office-bearers.
  • The income and property of the Company shall be used solely for the promotion of its Main Objectives.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 of the Companies Act the Narrative Foundation as a non-profit company will not, directly or indirectly, pay any portion of its income or transfer any of its assets, regardless whether the income or asset was derived, to any person who is or was an incorporator of the company, or who is a member or director, or person appointing a director, of the company, except—
(a) As reasonable—
(i) remuneration for goods delivered or services rendered to, or at the direction of, the company; or
(ii) payment of, or reimbursement for, expenses incurred to advance a stated object of the company;
(b) as a payment of an amount due and payable by the company in terms of a bona fide agreement between the company and that person or another;
(c) as a payment in respect of any rights of that person, to the extent that such rights are administered by the company in order to advance a stated object of the company; or
(d) in respect of any legal obligation binding on the company.

Upon dissolution of the company, its net assets will be distributed to another public benefit organization in the manner determined in accordance with Item 1(4) (b) of Schedule 2 of the Companies Act, 2008.

Accounting Records:

  • The financial year of the Company is the last day of FEBRUARY.
  • The Company keeps such accounting records as are necessary to fairly present the state of affairs and business of the Company and to explain the transactions and financial position.
  • Financial Statements are audited annually and presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Company for approval.
  • The appointed auditors are Baker Tilley Morisson Murray.


Mission Statement

The Narrative Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the Social Fabric on an individual, group and community level:

  • In our project areas, Kleinmond and Kwazulu-Natal
  • In war-traumatised countries


  • To promote critical thinking and responsible civil action
  • To strengthen social fabric in communities
  • To support community development activities
  • To develop relational reflexivity through creative methods
  • To promote development of self and professional


A Narrative approach is used within safe reflective spaces to strengthen individuals, groups and communities. This could take the form of talking, writing, narrative theatre, working with the Enneagram and other creative expression