The South African Non-profit Sector Study, a joint project of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM) at the University of the Witwatersrand and the Institute of Policy Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, was released in 2002 under the title The Size and Scope of the Non-profit Sector in South Africa, published by the P&DM and the Centre for Civil Society (CCS).
The study is the first of its kind. By using an award-winning methodology, it maps key data on the sector, such as estimated number of NPOs in South Africa, their spread across sectors, how much income they generate, where they get their funding from, how many people they employ etc.
SANGONeT strongly recommends that you read this study! It has a lot of interesting information on the sector, including on funding and fundraising issues.
The study is available on-line and in print from the Centre for Civil Society.
Here are a few articles and resources interpreting the study and looking at possible implications for funding and fundraising: