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Philanthropy

South Africa finds itself in a period of great societal need, and private giving plays a significant role in addressing this need. 

handsheartThe word ‘philanthropy’ is derived from the Greek terms ‘to love’ and ‘human being’. Philanthropy is most often associated with big names and big money, the distant domain of foundations and billionaires. But, in Africa, a culture of giving is part of the fabric of our lives and our communities. 

Read more in 'Individual Giving: Inspiring and Leading Change'


Why do people give?reasons

Learn more about the giving practices of high-net-worth individuals in the 'Nedbank Giving Report III'


What are some of the different types of philanthropy? 

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South Africa is ranked as the 24th most charitable country in the world, and the 7th most charitable country in Africa.

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The Giving Report III: A survey on the giving practices of high-net-worth individuals in South Africa

- 2017 CAF South Africa Giving

- Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa


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