Annual Review 2022 of South African Philanthropy

Annual Review 2022 of South African Philanthropy

About the Review

Every year, the Annual Review of South African Philanthropy aims to provide valuable public information on the nature, scope, achievements and challenges of some of the many hundreds of philanthropic organisations active in South Africa. In this fourth edition of the Annual Review, nine prominent philanthropic organisations including the HCI Foundation, the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, and the African Climate Foundation, share their views on meeting the new challenges facing the nation.

The context for this year’s review of South African philanthropy reflects much of the thinking that has permeated philanthropy through the Covid-19 years 2020-21, with articles about lessons learned and insights into how issues such as food security, climate change and education have now moved firmly into the social justice space.

With South Africa reeling from the long-term effects of the pandemic, loadshedding, high unemployment rates and persistent inequality, not to mention the climate crisis, the way forward calls for a combination of reflection, communication, innovation – and, critically, trust.

“To tackle the unprecedented challenges of this decade, we need to remember the roots of philanthropy. At the heart of the field is love for humankind”, says Thabang Skwambane, group CEO of Nahana Communications Group, well-known local philanthropist, and contributor to the fourth edition of the Annual Review of South African Philanthropy.

The hope is that the 2022 edition of the Annual Review may continue to inspire, grow and strengthen South African philanthropy and encourage other funders to be more strategic and impactful in their giving.