Dr Bhekinkosi Moyo has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Wits Business School, tasked with establishing a new Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment (ACPSI).
‘In Africa, it is uniquely befitting that philanthropy be studied alongside social investment,’ says Dr Moyo. ‘The private sector is a key player as an engine for economic growth and as is normally the case, philanthropy gets its financial muscle from this sector. It will be the role of the Centre to influence how this money is ploughed back to communities.’
Before joining WBS, he was CEO of the Southern Africa Trust, and prior to that spent seven years with TrustAfrica as Director of Programmes, contributing significantly to the body of knowledge on African philanthropy and public policy. He is also currently a member of the Alliance magazine editorial advisory board.
‘My vision for the Centre is that it will be the ‘go-to’ hub of knowledge generation in African philanthropy. It will be a centre dedicated to interpreting the philanthropic and donor landscape in Africa, as well as a teaching platform and, importantly, a repository of recorded knowledge. Further, the Centre will explore the role played by small, medium and large enterprises in communities where they are located,and beyond.’
It is envisioned that the Centre will host a number of other initiatives, including a Master of Management in African Philanthropy, executive courses, PhD seminars and lecture series.
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