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GROWING GIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Our research into individual giving and civil society sustainability in South Africa.

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Growing Giving in South Africa

It is a pleasure to present CAF's in depth report into South Africa’s rich giving culture. This important piece of work was borne of our desire, alongside our partners here and abroad, to both identify the roadblocks and the opportunities to growing individual charitable giving.

Key findings from the research

99% of South Africans supported individuals or charities in the past 12 months
  • Motivations for giving in South Africa are articulated through local traditions and personal faith, specifically the concept of “Ubuntu” which is prevalent across South Africa.
  • The emerging middle class in South Africa is giving away 35%, roughly a third of their earnings, each month to help others.
  • 85% of people agree that CSOs are effective in solving societal problems.

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Our research into individual giving and civil society sustainability in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

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Our research into individual giving and civil society sustainability in Kenya.

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Charitable Giving in South Africa 2019

Our second edition of the South Africa Giving report providing unique insight into how people give, their motivations and which causes they support.


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Charitable Giving in South Africa 2017

Our first report looking at how individuals give across South Africa, their motivations and which causes they support.

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