Giving and solidarity: resource flows for poverty alleviation and development in South Africa

  • Description

This study representers an excavation of patterns of giving in South Africa through an interrogation of this phenomenon in the worlds of rich and poor, the mobilisation of resources within religious communities and the distribution thereof, the extent and nature of caring and support within extended family networks, the character of corporate social responsibility initiatives, the scale of official development assistance (ODA) and foreign private foundation support, the changing philosophies and practices of the processes of giving and, finally their impact on development, poverty alleviation and democratic consolidation. The research process was structured to address the macro-character of, and the thematic issues to be addressed in, the study.