Exploring Initiatives that Support Africa

There are many ways in which individuals and organisations can support Africa, and many are doing just that – especially recently. Philanthropy on the continent has gained major attention over the past few years. And yet, it still hasn’t received mainstream recognition as a tool that can make a substantial impact on positively transforming the continent. This blog is aimed at creating awareness of philanthropists, philanthropic organisations, charitable events, and other news in the industry so that philanthropy can finally receive well-deserved acknowledgement.

Vital to Progress

Philanthropy has become a major avenue for tackling the infrastructure challenges of Africa as well as the social and economic development of its people. In this blog we take a closer look at how this is unfolding across the continent. Philanthropists and organisations that support Africa are shifting the continent into an era of unprecedented greatness. They are taking the age-old African practices of reciprocity and giving, and turning it into a mechanism that is geared to progress the country positively. Philanthropy is fast becoming part of the currency of how African societies function.

Philanthropic practices in Africa have evolved through time, and continue to shift. Western nations have been generously supportive to the continent for many years, and this trend continues. More and more home-grown benefactors are emerging and using their private wealth to contribute to some of Africa’s challenges.

Exploring Philanthropy in Africa

This blog features news and updates of some of Africa’s biggest supporters, both local and foreign, and takes an in-depth look at the dynamics of African philanthropy. It also explores philanthropy initiatives happening in African countries and how the locals are affected by the projects. Furthermore, this blog celebrates the spirit of benevolence that is so strongly reflected in the various philanthropic initiatives throughout Africa.

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Do it in a Dress! And Raise Thousands

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Bernardi Backlash Gets Dollars Rolling In In a fortuitous twist of fate, Senator Cory Bernardi’s condemnation of a school’s fundraising event led to an influx of donations more than 200 times its original goal. Do [...]

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Health and Happiness go Hand in Hand

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Healthcare In Africa - Dangote & Gates to the Rescue Gallup’s World Happiness Report of 2017 scored most African countries poorly, with three of them ranking as the unhappiest countries in the world. According to [...]

Do Multinational Corporations Bring Multiple Benefits to Developing Countries?

June 1st, 2017|24 Comments

The role of multinational corporations (MNCs) in bringing about beneficial change is a good-news story that definitely goes under-reported. And yet the evidence is clearly apparent when we look around today’s world, paying particular attention [...]

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African Donations in the News

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Kenya, Africa - Donation from Turkey In Africa, donations are not only critical to social and economic development, but are also often vital to fulfilling the basic needs of the citizens of Africa. Donations that [...]

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Philanthropy is Not About Charity

November 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Philanthropy is About Investing in the Future to Support Africa Guest speaker Martin Short at the African Philanthropy Forum spoke about how the power of nutrition can support Africa by creating a sustainable future for [...]

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A Turning Point in African Philanthropy

January 10th, 2016|0 Comments

The Spirit of Ubuntu A word very dear to African hearts and very close to the African mindset is 'ubuntu'. Translated this means 'I am because you are'. The focus of this way of thinking [...]

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Philanthropy in Africa – What 2015 Taught Us

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

In an evolving world things change and charity is no different. Through the year 2015 some major transformations took place - making positive changes in the world has never been this interesting. Here are five [...]