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Dialogue Reports: Southern African Convening on Resource Justice

Philanthropy – the practice of giving – continues to play an important role on the African continent, but it is not and has never been an untainted benefit; there is a complex web of feedbacks and interactions between the exploitation of natural resources in which many African countries are rich, and which are a source of revenue, direct or indirect, that supports philanthropic activities; the tax regime that might include tax incentives aimed at encouraging or rewarding philanthropy; and the illicit flow of funds which robs African countries and peoples of resources and has been called ‘plunder’ by many experts.

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