The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AWQAF SA™) was informally initiated on the 27 December 2000 (corresponding to 27 Ramadaan 1421) and registered as a Trust under Masters Registration Number T1269/03 on 02 April 2003 in terms of the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988.
The organization was registered as a Non Profit Organization (032-519-NPO) on the 10 May 2004 and as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO: 18/11/13/2226) in terms of the Income Tax Act on 10 February 2005.
Prior to registration as a Trust, the organisation operated as an Association not for Gain.
Awqaf SA has been involved in the development of the widely adopted NGO Corporate Governance Charter. Awqaf SA has also drafted its own Corporate Governance and Ethics Charter.