Inyathelo's Blogspot

15February

Shelagh Gastrow weighs in on "impact investing" at SAIIN 2015

Shelagh Gastrow weighs in on

Shelagh Gastrow was invited to take part in an Oxford Style debate on the value of impact investing at the annual Southern African Impact Investing Network (SAIIN) conference. Asked to present a counter-argument, Gastrow took the position that programmes that emphasise short-term, market solutions don't really change the world's biggest systemic humanitarian problems. 

11February

Creating a space worthy of civil society

Creating a space worthy of civil society

The Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre offers a unique space for non-profits to work, learn and share. The facilities are deliberately world class as we believe that those who work in the non-profit sector deserve a space that shows them respect and appreciation for the incredible work that they do.  

06February

Civil society celebrates new $25 million fund to advance constitutionalism in South Africa. By Shelagh Gastrow

Civil society celebrates new $25 million fund to advance constitutionalism in South Africa. By Shelagh Gastrow

This week at the District Six Homecoming Centre in Cape Town, it was announced that a $25 million (R285 million) fund will be jointly established by the Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies to advance South African constitutionalism for next 10 years. Inyathelo's Shelagh Gastrow explains that by strengthening civil society, we are helping to protect the foundations of our constitutional democracy.

04February

When is the right time to leave? by Shelagh Gastrow

When is the right time to leave? by Shelagh Gastrow

At the end of January I gave in my notice of resignation after twelve years at the helm of Inyathelo as Executive Director. This was a giant step – to move on from an organisation I conceptualised, founded, helped to grow and deepen.

02February

Inyathelo announces the resignation of Shelagh Gastrow

Inyathelo announces the resignation of Shelagh Gastrow

Inyathelo's founder and Director, Shelagh Gastrow, has announced her resignation.

26January

Bill & Melinda Gates' 'Big Bet'

Bill and Melinda Gates discuss the breakthroughs in health, farming, banking, and education that will make that progress possible.

Bill and Melinda Gates are willing to bet their credibility, time, and money that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.

22January

OPEN DAY at the new Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre

OPEN DAY at the new Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre

You are invited to join us for our first OPEN DAY at the new Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town.

  • When? Tuesday, 10 February 2015
  • Time? From 08h30, tours and events throughout day beginning at 09h00
  • Where? 2nd Floor, The Armoury, Buchanan Square, Woodstock, Cape Town. Download and print out the map to Inyathelo
  • RSVP online or email Anthula Higgins on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 021 465 6981. 
09January

Is this the age of the 'philanthropreneur'?

Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing; Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship, London School of Business

Rajesh Chandy, professor of marketing at London Business School, argues that today’s philanthropists are much more interventionist than their charitable predecessors. "They know that a cheque can only get you so far."

17December

Shelagh Gastrow interviewed on CNBC Africa.

Shelagh Gastrow interviewed on CNBC Africa.
Watch on the CNBCAfrica website
According to Barclays, South Africans are the most philanthropic on the continent. Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director and Founder of Inyathelo: South African Institute for Philanthropy joins CNBC Africa for more...
11December

Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards in the Headlines

Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards in the Headlines

This year's Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards received an impressive and unprecedented amount of media attention. For your convenience and enjoyment, we gathered all the Inyathelo Awards news stories below:

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