The escalating socio-economic and political crisis in South Africa demands immediate and concerted action. Corruption, service-delivery failures, poor leadership, infrastructure-neglect, and the pervasive lack of accountability have rolled back gains, destroyed hope and increased marginalisation for millions of people across the country. Civil society leaders, activists, and concerned citizens are convening to address these pressing challenges facing our nation.
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Inyathelo in the Media
14 November 2023
A study commissioned by Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, has revealed a significant increase in philanthropic funding for South African universities. However, the research also exposes deep-seated disparities in funding distribution that continue to plague the higher education sector.
South African universities saw a remarkable increase in philanthropic income in 2020, valued at R2.31 billion, nearly double 2019 funding....
Inyathelo remembers with immense gratitude the multiple contributions of Charles Francis Feeney, an American businessman and philanthropist who established The Atlantic Philanthropies in 1982.
This foundation was Inyathelo’s first substantial seed funder, providing a challenge grant and establishing the bedrock for a home for civil society organisations, the Inyathelo Civil Society Resource Hub. The Atlantic Philanthropies continued to partner with Inyathelo for over 15 years, funding v...
Inyathelo notes with sadness the passing of retail entrepreneur and philanthropist, the late Raymond Ackerman, who with his wife Wendy made a vital contribution to business and philanthropy in South Africa. The couple founded Pick n Pay in 1967 and grew an enterprise with more than 2 000 stores across South Africa and other African countries.
Photo: Raymond and Wendy Ackerman and family members accept the Inyathelo Award for Family Philanthropy.
The Raymond Ackerman Foundation was on...
The tough economic environment and shifting spending priorities have led to most corporate, individual donors, and foundations reassessing their financial commitments. Many are cutting back on funding to nonprofit organisations (NPOs), while some are guiding and investing in more longer term sustainable practices, for their existing cohort of grantees.
NPOs accordingly find themselves at a critical juncture, which makes it crucial to revisit the core principles of fundraising and the factors...
This communique aims to provide an update and details on the following topics. For a more detailed account please see Communique 20 (pdf link).
General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB 2023)
DSD’s “Dear NPO, Comply or be De-registered” Campaign.
The Next Presidential Social Sector Summit
The NPO Policy Framework
The FATF Sectoral Risk Assessment Survey
Between April 2019 and June 2021, South Africa underwent a peer review, conducted by the Financial Action...