Inyathelo's Blogspot

24June

Meet the Donor Dragons' Den Finalists!

Meet the Donor Dragons' Den Finalists!

This event is a rare opportunity to learn more about how real donors make decisions over which organisations and projects to fund.

23June

Philanthropy in the Second Gilded Age, by Shelagh Gastrow

Philanthropy in the Second Gilded Age, by Shelagh Gastrow

The recently published UBS/PwC 2015 Billionaire Report explores “the story of great wealth – how it’s created, preserved and how it breeds philanthropy”. The authors of the report maintain this prosperous period of wealth generation is soon to decline although various opportunities still exist.

19June

Now available: 2014-2015 Inyathelo Annual Report

Now available: 2014-2015 Inyathelo Annual Report

Our latest annual report includes tributes to our outgoing Executive Director, Shelagh Gastrow. Download an electronic copy of the Inyathelo 2014-2015 Annual Report. Our complete audited financial statements for 2014/2015 are also available for download from our website.

26May

Franschoek Literary Festival: A critique of charity

Franschoek Literary Festival: A critique of charity

By Shelagh Gastrow, Outgoing Executive Director of Inyathelo

View the original article in the Daily Maverick

Recently Thando Mgqolozana created a furore at the Franschoek Literary Festival, when he claimed that his presence in a nearly all-white event led him, as a black participant to feel like an “anthropological subject”. These are complex issues. So what underlies Mgqolozana’s cry?

26May

Dragons, Knights and Making your Case for Support

Dragons, Knights and Making your Case for Support

By Saveetha Mathews

Have you ever tried telling your story in just one page? How much detail would be required to engage a reader, spark interest and cultivate support? How would the message be communicated if you had the opportunity of telling your story to potential investors and project partners?

25May

Low retention rates at SA universities

Low retention rates at SA universities

Some key numbers regarding the drop-out rate at South African universities:

  • SA universities can accommodate only 18% of South African matriculants.
  • Of those 18%, nearly half (47%) will drop out
  • If distance learning is taken into account, that figure rises to 68%
19May

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge takes up the reins at Inyathelo

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge takes up the reins at Inyathelo

Zenariah Barends introduces the new Executive Director of Inyathelo

18May

Amendment in Lottery Reporting

Amendment in Lottery Reporting

NPOs in charities, sport and recreation, arts and culture, and national heritage sectors applying for lottery funding need to be aware of amended requirements with regards to reporting obligations.

06May

Eight finalists will enter Inyathelo's Donor Dragons' Den!

Eight finalists will enter Inyathelo's Donor Dragons' Den!

Announcing the finalists who will enter Inyathelo's Donor Dragons' Den!

29April

Post-Rhodes: Philanthropy and the Randlords. By Shelagh Gastrow

Post-Rhodes: Philanthropy and the Randlords. By Shelagh Gastrow

This article was originally published as an op-ed in the Daily Maverick.

The Rhodes Must Fall movement revealed a conundrum around the issue of philanthropic money and the legacy of those who have lived in different eras with different values. We all live with the legacies bequeathed by various “big men” in particular, legacies that now stretch over a century, and we have to ask ourselves the question of philanthropy and the source of money; the behaviour of the rich; ethics when it comes to accepting funding that might have a dubious origin.

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