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03July

Philanthropists give over R1.7 billion to 11 local universities – but research reveals severely skewed distribution

Philanthropists give over R1.7 billion to 11 local universities – but research reveals severely skewed distribution

Many South Africans and South African organisations are giving significantly more philanthropic funding to local universities. However, the vast majority of funding goes to more traditional, research-intensive, historically advantaged universities (HAIs). The challenge is to better understand this discrepancy, and to address how historically disadvantaged universities (HDIs) can attract more funding.

24June

Inyathelo hosts free screening of global fundraising virtual conference

Inyathelo hosts free screening of global fundraising virtual conference

Cape Town-based not-for-profit (NPO) and social impact organisations recently had the opportunity to learn about fundraising, change management and innovation from some of the world’s best.

The event was a free, two-day virtual conference called Fundraising Online 2019 (#FRO), presented by the Resource Alliance. This is an international organisation that curates content and creates inspiring educational and leadership training events with innovative speakers.

06June

Fundraising Online 2019 Invitation  | 12 & 13 June 2019

 

#FRO 2019 - Special live events in Cape Town

Fundraising Online 2019 (#FRO) is a completely free-to-attend virtual conference from the Resource Alliance, with a stellar line-up of speakers from around the globe, who over two days, 12 and 13 June, will help you learn how to benefit from digital trends and technological change.

06June

Invitation | ASPIHE 2018 Survey Findings Presentation | Monday, 24 June 2019

 ANNUAL SURVEY OF PHILANTHROPY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
2018 Findings and Discussion: Unpacking the conditions leading to the pattern in philanthropy funding to South African universities 

05April

Building hope through horizontal philanthropy

Building hope through horizontal philanthropy
Traditional 'vertical' philanthropy ? giving by individuals and through foundations, government and organisations ? can have a transformative impact on society. Much can also be achieved through 'horizontal' philanthropy, which allows communities to empower themselves. Despite the introduction of free primary healthcare, no-fee paying schools, grants and some basic services, there has been limited success in addressing poverty levels in South Africa. More than half of our population still lives in poverty, according to Statistics South Africa and the Poverty Trends Report for 2006 to 2015.
21March

New partnerships can help universities regain public trust

New partnerships can help universities regain public trust

South African universities face a crisis of public confidence and the sector needs to find new ways of working together and with their broader society if they are to fulfil their mandates and support the survival of the country’s higher education system, according to Universities South Africa (USAf) Chief Executive Officer Professor Ahmed Bawa.

Speaking at the annual leadership retreat convened by Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement and attended by government, civil society and higher education representatives, Bawa reminded delegates how universities had been portrayed by the media during the #FeesMustFall student protests that spread nationwide in 2015.

21March

Institutional culture – Still a cover for racists?

Institutional culture – Still a cover for racists?

Universities in South Africa are still producing “racialised outcomes” as a result of their institutional cultures, participants at a higher education leadership retreat recently convened in Cape Town were told.

Vice-chancellors have a duty to investigate and reform the institutional cultures which continue to offer cover for racists and-or misogynists despite government efforts to address transformation, said Yunus Ballim, vice-chancellor at Sol Plaatje University, one of the country’s youngest universities which opened in 2014 in the Northern Cape province.

20March

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: THURSDAY 21 MARCH 2019

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: THURSDAY 21 MARCH 2019

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day in South Africa is marked on 21 March, commemorating when 69 people died and 180 people were wounded when police fired on a crowd protesting against pass laws in Sharpeville in 1960. On this date South Africans are reminded of their rights, and the sacrifices made to entrench those rights. South Africa’s Bill of Rights is found in chapter 2 of the Constitution.
For a copy of the Constitution: http://www.justice.gov.za/legislation/constitution/saconstitution-web-eng.pdf

26February

SA UNIVERSITIES MUST ADAPT TO CHANGING INTERNATIONAL FUNDING TRENDS

SA UNIVERSITIES MUST ADAPT TO CHANGING INTERNATIONAL FUNDING TRENDS

International support for South African higher education institutions (HEIs) has shifted markedly since the country rejoined the international community in 1994, says Ghaleeb Jeppie, Chief Director: International Relations, Department of Higher Education and Training.

21February

Inyathelo holds digital fundraising workshop for NPOs

Inyathelo holds digital fundraising workshop for NPOs

About 35 representatives of NPOs and universities, from Cape Town and Johannesburg, attended a digital fundraising workshop at Inyathelo’s Civil Society Sustainability Centre on 12 February.

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