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SA Philanthropists Motivated by ‘Ubuntu’ – Report

Wealthy South Africans are among the world’s most generous philanthropists, motivated by a sense of ‘ubuntu’ and the fact that the country is one of the world’s most unequal societies, according to an ABSA report.

‘Global Giving: The Culture of Philanthropy’
notes that the country is the second-most charitable country, behind the United States.

Giving Forward: The New Philanthropic Way to Give Back

This week I had the opportunity to attend a conference in South Africa along with other leaders from the government, social and private sector to think about the role of philanthropy in addressing social challenges. Reflecting on what we shared and discussed, I realise that for me, philanthropy is not simply a means of 'giving back', but more importantly a means of "giving forward."

Engen Donates FIFA Hampers to Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Press Release

18 September 2010

Johannesburg: Engen Gauteng and Convenience and Corporate Social Investments (CSI) department has donated more than 100 FIFA hampers and lunch to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) attending the kids club at Nkanyiso Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Organistation in Naledi, Soweto.

Speaking during the event, Engen’s Regional Promotions Executive, Sindy Gramoney, stated that, “We are delighted to be able to support and help the children belonging to Nkanyiso”.

Health Services for the EC Community

According to MTN South Africa Foundation, access to healthcare is of critical importance to the development of the community.

The head of MTN SA Foundation, Eunice Maluleke, points out that, “Good health, dependable infrastructure, quality education and opportunities for entrepreneurship is all necessary for individuals, families and ultimately, the stability of the entire community.”

Where Were You

Where were you
is the cheery question
asked of me by security
at Lansdowne library

As if security is not
a human being like
the rest of us
claim we all are
in the food chain

Where were you
took me quite aback
as I did not think
anyone would observe
my non-attendance
(least of all security)

Where were you
no PC upgrades done
contrary to expectation
the city works for you
just up your street

(Me paying for the

Making CSI Matter Conference 2010

Background to the Making CSI Matter Conference

Building on the success of Trialogue’s last two annual Making CSI Matter conferences, Trialogue is delighted to announce that we will be convening a third event on Tuesday, 4th and Wednesday, 5th May 2010 with the Mail & Guardian as the official media partner.


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