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Individual Philanthropy in Post-Apartheid South Africa -- A Study of Attitudes and Approaches

by Holly Rodgers Wescott

Feb 24, 2009
The objective of this thesis was to investigate the state of individual philanthropy in South Africa in the post -- apartheid, post -- 1994 transformative period of this country, and to explore and try to understand this practice within the wider context of trends in contemporary global philanthropy. The germ for this thesis came from a recognition that individual philanthropy on a global level is a burgeoning phenomenon with an increasingly important impact, and that this type of giving could also be a powerful resource for South Africa as this new democracy begins to tackle its social and economic problems.