The 2019 survey was conducted by EduActive Solutions Ltd on behalf of Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement with financial support from the Kresge Foundation. The report is the sixth of its kind, following inception in 2014.

Key findings from the latest survey include:

  • Corporates contributed 30% of philanthropic income in 2018, compared to 14% in 2013.
  • Individual donors increased funding from 4% in 2013 to 8% in 2018.
  • The largest proportion of philanthropic income came from trusts and foundations, which contributed 48%.

African philanthropy is best defined with reference to the values that are embedded in this. These values are solidarity, reciprocity, mutuality and the very notion of this being done at a community level.' Watch this short video to understand the difference between western philanthropy and African philanthropy, as explained by Dr Bhekinkosi Moyo, Executive Director of the Southern Africa Trust. To understand the giving behaviours, patterns and trends of high-net-worth South Africans please read the recently released Nedbank Giving Report.

Noxolo Hlongwane, Head of Philanthropy at Nedbank Private Wealth, and Bongiwe Mlangeni, CEO of the Social Justice Initiative, discuss the 2015 edition of The Giving Report and how high net worth South Africans are paying it back to society.

About Trialogue

Trialogue is one of only a few consultancies in South Africa that focus exclusively on corporate responsibility issues. Over 17 years of experience puts us at the forefront of new developments in sustainability and corporate social investment (CSI).

We are a 51% black-owned company and the southern African Local Authority of the CECP Global Exchange.