The OECD Centre on Philanthropy carried out this study in collaboration with the Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa (IPASA). It is part of the Centre’s research into five emerging economies (Colombia, India, Nigeria, the People’s Republic of China and South Africa). These studies shed light on domestic philanthropy’s contribution to development and suggest recommendations to address critical issues outlined in Agenda 2030. This report analyzes domestic philanthropic giving for development and gender equality in South Africa, building on grant-level data and insights collected through an OECD survey deployed among 31 large philanthropic organisations in South Africa.

It also offers an open data dashboard, which helps to navigate the project-level dataset on the domestic philanthropic funding in South Africa assembled for the report:

This chapter presents highlights from the 2020 Global Impact at Scale report, published by Trialogue’s global partner Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and based on data collected by Global Exchange member companies. The report presents survey findings on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) behaviours of 168 global companies, headquartered in 24 countries.

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"This Review includes an anchor article about philanthropy by Bhekinkosi Moyo of the African Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment (ACPSI) at Wits Business School. It then explores stories of how philanthropy has engaged in different sectors such as health, education, sport, training, the arts, social justice and the environment. In addition, the Review includes articles pertaining to issues that philanthropy is exploring such as its tax status in South Africa; the shortage of data on philanthropy across the country; the role of philanthropy in relation to impact investment and shareholder activism; the role of community foundations; and the importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in leveraging philanthropy’s eff ectiveness. This volume also features reviews of books asking fundamental questions about the true moral value of current philanthropic practice. The Review further includes some personal stories of families who have made the decision to formalise their giving in the form of structured philanthropic foundations."

Read The Annual Review of South African Philanthropy: 2019

Source details:  The Annual Review of South African Philanthropy is a publication of the Independent Philanthropy Association South Africa (IPASA); Editor: Shelagh Gastrow; First published  October 2019;  ISBN: 978-0-6399409-2-2

npw4"It has been nine years since we launched the first edition of The Giving Report, a research initiative that was the first of its kind in South Africa, looking at the giving behaviours and practices of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs). As a business we have continued to invest in this periodic research due to the consistently overwhelming and positive feedback, and believe this research continues to play a significant role in strengthening philanthropy in our country. I am very proud to present this fourth edition of The Giving Report, which builds on eight years of in-depth research, feedback and suggestions.

It has been pleasing to identify some positive demographic shifts in the sample population of HNWIs for the first time since we introduced the research. Especially pleasing is the growth in the percentage of female and non-white HNWIs who participated in this cycle. Given the still alarmingly high levels of inequality in our country, this is a positive shift and we look forward to this trend expanding even further in the future. The effects of the sustained tough global economic climate have trickled down and are being felt by all. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the total percentage of affluent South Africans who consistently engage in philanthropy has gradually declined over the eight years during which The Giving Report has been produced. This latest report shows that this trend continues, with 83% of HNWIs having said that they regularly gave, compared with 94% in 2010.

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