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Analysis Bhekinkosi Moyo 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Elite philanthropy in Africa

Wealthy Africans should do much more to solve the continent’s problems as inequality continues to grow There seems to be no limit to the growth of inequality in the world in general, and in Africa …

Special feature 1 Bhekinkosi Moyo 6 September 2016

A new era for African philanthropy

There has never been a greater time for African philanthropy and philanthropy in general than today. The momentum and interest around philanthropy have grown – at times surprisingly so, given that not so long ago …

Special feature Heather Grady, Bhekinkosi Moyo and Sevdalina Rukanova 1 December 2015

Why the SDGs matter

One of the most important shifts in international cooperation of the last 50 years will take place in January, as the 15-year-old Millennium Development Goals campaign comes to an end and a new set of …

Special feature Bhekinkosi Moyo 1 September 2015

An enabling environment for ‘informal philanthropy’?

The question of an enabling environment for informal philanthropy is an apparently simple, but actually complex, one. Simple because its informality seems to make it both unnecessary and next to impossible to regulate. Complex because …

Special feature Halima Mahomed and Bhekinkosi Moyo 1 September 2013

Whose agenda? Power and philanthropy in Africa

‘The dilemma of the poor is not about resources. It is about power. If the poor have power, they will leverage the resources needed.’ Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor, University of Witwatersrand Adam Habib’s remark, made …

Conference Report Bhekinkosi Moyo 1 September 2012 For Subscribers

The opportunity business

So the EFC conference has started with a big bang and one can comment on a number of sessions that have really been insightful and very informative. From the Ray Murphy lecture to the risky …

Conference reports Bhekinkosi Moyo 8 June 2012

The opportunity business

So the EFC  conference has started with a big bang and one can comment on a number of sessions that have really been insightful and very informative. From the Ray Murphy lecture to the risky …

Special feature Bhekinkosi Moyo 1 December 2010

Influencing policy at a pan-African level

Before TrustAfrica was set up, there was no African foundation that worked at a continental level explicitly on issues with regional and continental dimensions.[1] The very scale of Africa’s problems was potentially paralysing. How could …

Special feature Bhekinkosi Moyo 1 September 2008

Can the new African foundations level the playing field?

This article attempts to answer three related questions. The first is whether new African philanthropic foundations such as TrustAfrica and the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) have the clout needed to raise money from the …