City Press Philanthropy Profiles

A shopping spree for charity

By: Avantika Seeth “Anyone can be a philanthropist. You don’t have to be a Bill Gates or have lots of money. In this way, we encourage everyone to give whatever they can,” said Bhekinkosi Moyo, director of the Southern Africa Trust. Moyo was helping out at the street shop hosted by City Press and the trust. […]

“The Best Way to Find Yourself is to Lose Yourself in the Service of Others” – Mahatma Gandhi

The Southern Africa Trust extends appreciation to I.C.A.R.E., Vukani Community Organisation, Enrich Africa and Udumo Entertainers for their involvement in fundraising activities towards development issues within their communities. A total of R90,480 was collected from different activities, click here to read about their profiles in City Press. The Southern Africa Trust’s community engagement through philanthropy is a way […]

Charity Begins at Home

The Southern Africa Trust, through Change4ever, is inviting you to support four community based organisations who seek to fundraise towards redressing social issues within their communities.  The organisations are Enrich Africa from Witbank, I.C.A.R.E based in Hammanskraal, UDUMO Entertainers based in Mamelodi West and Vukani Community Development Organisation from Hammanskraal. With support from the Trust, […]

Redefining Philanthropy in Africa

By McBride Nkhalamba In an intrepid move the Southern Africa Trust (the Trust) recently announced that they have partnered with Wits Business School to establish a Chair in African Philanthropy. BizNis Africa caught up with McBride Nkhalamba, Executive Manager and Head of the Policy and Programme Unit at the Southern Africa Trust, to talk discuss […]

Informal Philanthropy Begins With Trust

The question of an enabling environment for formal philanthropy is an apparently simple, but actually complex one. Simple because its formality seems to make it both unnecessary and next to impossible to regulate. Complex because the definition of ‘informality’ depends on who is defining it and why and because the practices of informal philanthropy depend […]

Expanding the Role of Philanthropy in Financing for Development

The Southern Africa Trust will be participating in a discussion on Expanding the Role of Philanthropy in Financing for Development. This will be a side event at The Third International Conference taking place on the 13th of July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The discussion will emphasise the common ground between different sectors, and highlight […]

African Philanthropists Making a Difference

The publication is the second in a series of profiles published through the ‘How to Spread It’ initiative, as part of an ongoing collaboration with the African Grantmakers Network. The first series of profiles published in 2013, highlighted the efforts of 26 prominent African philanthropists. This project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

If you could change one thing forever, what would it be?

Supporting efforts to overcome poverty in our region is our collective responsibility as citizens of southern Africa. Through the Change4ever campaign, everyone has the opportunity to help make a difference. “If you could change one thing forever, what would it be?” Visit www.change4ever.org/donate to answer. Donations go towards supporting various anti-poverty projects. Your donations will contribute […]

Talking about how Africans give back on Talk Radio 702

Who do you give to and why? Philanthropy is about more than just giving money, but is also about people giving in kind. On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Southern Africa Trust Executive Director, Bhekinkosi Moyo, spoke about how Africans give back with Africa Melane, on Talk Radio 702. The discussion came about as a result […]

Solome Lemma

How to Spread it – Solome Lemma: Amplifying African voices

Solome Lemma, co-founder of Africans in the Diaspora, says that there are heroes among us and they are African, writes Gayle Edmunds Ethiopian-born Solome Lemma is vocal on the subject of “Africa by Africans”. Sick of the perception of Africa as either corrupt and poverty riddled, or vaguely “on the rise”, she has worked to […]

Robtel Neajai Pailey

How to Spread it: Corruption buster fights the good fight

Robtel Neajai Pailey has written for publications across the world, including the International New York Times, and news and opinion website The Daily Beast. Once a hard-hitting opinion columnist for the independent Liberian newspaper New Narratives, she has provided Liberians with the information they need to demand accountability from their leaders. Her children’s book, Gbagba […]