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


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.
  • In 2015, 88% respondents gave money, goods and/or time during the year. 
  • The most common reason for not giving was that individuals did not agree with giving in principle. 
  • Nearly nine in ten givers made cash contributions in 2015 (down from 93% of givers in 2012)
  • Nearly four in five respondents gave goods, products or services in 2015.

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


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