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The second Young Researchers Philanthropy Initiative report is based on a research project focusing on understandings of Ubuntu and local level forms of giving in Maphumulo, KwaZulu-Natal. It was carried out in 2010 by SDS Masters Student Siphamandla Chili and SDS PhD Student Anne Murenha. It is entitled ‘How and why poor people help each other: A perspective from the Maphumulo rural community in KwaZulu-Natal’.


The first Young Researchers Philanthropy Initiative report is based on a research project focusing on philanthropic and civil society responses to the xenophobia outbreak in Durban in 2008. It was carried out in 2008 / 2009 and is entitled 'Stepping into the breach: Philanthropic and civil society responses to xenophobia in Durban 2008'. The two researchers who worked on the project were SDS Masters Students, Samantha Schwarer and Welcome Mwelase.

Centre for Civil Society Partnership in Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship Project

Funded by the CS Mott Foundation, the CCS Partnership in Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship Project affords young African researchers an opportunity to conduct research and to publish within the field of philanthropy.



Resource Flows for Poverty Alleviation in South Africa


Adam Habib, Brij Maharaj (eds)
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The Social Giving Project



The study ‘the State of Social Giving in South Africa’ is a three year research project based at the Center for Civil Society. It is undertaken in association with two partners: SAGA (the Southern African Grantmakers Association) and the NDA (National Development Agency).
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Useful Publications



Everatt, David & Solanki, Geetesh (2005) A Nation of Givers: Social Giving Among South Africans . The State of Social Giving in South Africa: Report Series  Research Report 1: 1-68.
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Ewing, Deborah and Guliwe, Thulani  (2005) Official development assistance & Private foreign giving. The state of social giving in South Africa report series: research report #5 & 6 externally funded resources  : 1-104.
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Friedman, Steven & Hudson, Judy & Machey, Shaun  (2005) Like Chalk, Like Cheese: Professionalism & Whim in Corporate giving at AngloGold Ashanti and Pick & Pay. The State of Social Giving in South Africa: Report Series Research Report 2: 1-36.
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Habib, Adam & Maharaj, Brij & Nyar Ansilla  (2007) Giving & Solidarity: Resource flows for poverty alleviation & development in Southern Africa. HSRC Press  : 1-332.
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Hudson, Judi (2006) Corporate giving in the South African context. Paper presented at the ISTR conference, Bangkok, 10 July 2006-09-13 : 1-5.
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Schwarer, Samantha & Mwelase, Welcome (2010) Stepping Into the Breach: Philanthropic and Civil Society Responses to Xenophobia in Durban 2008. Young Researchers Philanthropy Initiative : 1-48.
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Seleoane, Mandla  (2006) Resource Flows in Poor Communities :A reflection on Four Case Studies. Centre for Civil Society : -.
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Swilling, Mark & van Breda, Johann & van Zyl, Albert & Khan, Firoz  (2004) Economic Policy Making in a Developmental State: Review of the South African Government's Poverty & Developement Approaches 1994-2004. Economic Policy & Poverty Alleviation Report Series Research Reports 4 & 5: 1-157.
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