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 the different models of giving?

globalgivingLearn about the key steps to consider when donating; understand the role of the non-profit sector in South Africa; different ways to support the sector; when you should consider establishing a foundation; and what the tax consequences are of donating directly to non-profit organisations. 

Read more about the different types of philanthropy

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


Read more on philanthropy research and reports:

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

2017 CAF World Giving Index

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

Giving USA 2017 Report

Philanthropy in Africa

Trends in African Philanthropy
Active Citizenry and Transformative Change in South Africa
Constructing a Developmental and Transformational Philanthropy in Africa

Read more about philanthropy in Africa

International initiatives

chuckfeenyGiving While Living is an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy by which you actively devote your money, skills and time to make a difference sooner rather than later.

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givingpledgeThe Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back. Signatories include South Africans, Patrice and Precious Motsepe. 

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