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18March

Statement from the Board of Trustees

Statement from the Board of Trustees

As you may be aware Ms Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge has resigned from her position as Executive Director of Inyathelo with immediate effect. This took place on 14 March 2016.

14March

Bill Gates calls for 'energy miracle,' will it work?

Bill Gates calls for 'energy miracle,' will it work?

The annual letter from the Gates Foundation calls for an "energy miracle" that will save the planet. But could such a miracle work everywhere? 

30November

Can your South African Organisation participate in #GivingTuesday?

Can your South African Organisation participate in #GivingTuesday?

December 1, 2015, marks the fourth annual #GivingTuesday. The initiative began in the United States as a counterpoint to the gaudy commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which usher in the holiday shopping season. Thus it seems only fitting that there be a day to open the charitable giving season. Is your Organisation positioned to participate?

11November

South Africans are becoming more helpful to strangers in need, says latest World Giving Index

World Giving Index bubble map. Click to view full size image.

South Africans are becoming more helpful to strangers in need, is a key finding from the latest World Giving Index. Published annually by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), this Index is the world’s leading report on global giving. 

04November

Philanthropy heroes honoured at the Inyathelo Awards

Philanthropy heroes honoured at the Inyathelo Awards

Five extraordinary individuals have been honoured at the prestigious annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards at the Waterfront in Cape Town today (Thursday 5 November 2015), including a 13-year-old musical protégé, a dairywoman from KwaZulu-Natal and international dance sensation Paul Modjadji.

29October

Leaders in giving to be honoured at Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards

Leaders in giving to be honoured at Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards

The 2015 Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards are due to take place in Cape Town next week, the awardees to be announced at a lunchtime event at the Waterfront in Cape Town on Thursday 5 November. This prestigious annual event has established itself as the Oscars of the Philanthropy sector, acknowledging, celebrating and honouring those whose personal giving has contributed towards sustainable social change in South Africa.

For media tickets to the event or interview requests, please contact:

Sarah Nicklin
Inyathelo Media and Communications Manager
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Mobile: 073 150 9525
Tel: 021-465 6981/2

28October

The #FeesMustFall Protests – an Institutional Advancement Perspective

The #FeesMustFall Protests – an Institutional Advancement Perspective

By Inyathelo Programme Co-ordinator Khairoonisa Foflonker

History will remember them as the generation who would no longer be quiet. The generation that will no longer be excluded. The generation who said, “so far and no further”, and who led when there was no leadership to be found. They occupied Nelson Mandela Bridge. They shut down universities. They marched on Luthuli House and Parliament, and to the doors of the institutions that had failed them. From the inside of prison cells they took this country by the shoulders and they shook it. They marched for education, for change, and for each other.” Mail and Guardian, October 23 – 29, 2015.

26October

Fighting for will of the people: Vital role of civil society organisations highlighted

Fighting for will of the people: Vital role of civil society organisations highlighted

By Shanil Haricharan.
Originally published in the Cape Times, 26 October 2015.

"We, the people of South Africa" - the first words in the preamble of our constitution - is an unequivocal declaration that the constitution derives its authority from the people of South Africa. Our constitutional democracy is grounded on informed citizens actively participating through the various institutions mandated in the constitution. A vibrant democracy requires citizens to organise themselves through civil society structures.

It was these formations that made a profound contribution to the demise of apartheid. However, during the past 20 years, civil society organisations have faced many challenges. In spite of these hurdles, a number of organisations and their leaders continue to play a significant role in giving voice to the people and advancing our democracy.

05October

Rewarding Philanthropy

Rewarding Philanthropy

By Inyathelo Associate Gillian Mitchell

The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards hold a special place on the philanthropy calendar in South Africa. Now entering its 9th year, the awards continue to showcase the extraordinary work done by ordinary South Africans to better the lives of others. Since its inception in 2007, Inyathelo has conferred more than 75 awards in areas of philanthropy such as health, education, environment, youth, and the arts.   

22September

Giving Trends in South Africa

Giving Trends in South Africa

By Saveetha Matthews, Inyathelo's Advancement Officer

“The donor is an essential part of the organisation and cannot be viewed as someone separate with no ties to its activities.” – Inyathelo Pocket Guide, Understanding the Donor World. 

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