RWA is a dynamic and unconventional law practice that specialises in non-profit law and governance. We offer appropriate, practical and current advice and assistance to non-profit organisations and their donors.



  • Establishing non-profit legal entities and Foundations
  • Applying for approval as PBO and s18A status
  • Assisting NPOs with legal compliance, including; Consumer Protection Act
  • Assisting with BEE compliance and contracts
  • Preparing and reviewing contracts for NPOs, including: leases, employment contracts and contracts with independent contractors
  • Advising on non-profit governance procedures, policies and systems
  • Advising on Risk Management Processes, Policies and Plans for NPOs
  • In-house non-profit governance workshops
  • Company Secretarial Services

 Who is Ricardo Wyngaard?

Ricardo is passionate about the non-profit sector and has been focusing on non-profit law since 1999. He is a lawyer by profession who has obtained his LLB degree at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and his LLM degree at the University of Illinois in the USA. He has authored a number of articles and booklets on non-profit law and governance, some of which have been published in international journals. Ricardo has participated as a speaker at both national and international conferences and has facilitated countless workshops with NGOs and community-based organisations. His professional journey with the non-profit sector started when he was employed at Lawyers for Human Rights as a Project Implementor from 1998 to 2000. 


 After that he joined the Legal Resources Centre’s NPO Legal Support Project from 2000 to 2004 where he provided legal advice and assistance to NPOs, facilitated various training workshops, produced booklets and co-authored various submissions on non-profit legislation. At the beginning of 2005 Ricardo moved to the Non-Profit Consortium and remained there until June 2008 where he provided more NPOs with assistance on non-profit law and practices, conducted research and advocated and lobbied for legislative reform on non-profit law. In pursuit of his passion, he established a solo law practice during 2009 focusing on non-profit law and governance.