We’re proud to be a part of CSRNEWSSA‘s latest publication – COVID-19 CSI Response Magazine.
An article by our CEO, Gill Bates, titled ‘CAF Research: Africans Are Generous, Despite Financial Woes’ is on page 70.
South Africans give more than a third (35%) of their income to family, friends and members of their communities or charities. This is according to Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) Growing Giving in South Africa report, released in February 2020, which measures generosity behaviours in South Africa. The findings make it quite clear that despite financial pressures, people still want to give to those in need. The report looked at behaviours such as giving cash, volunteering and helping strangers.
‘Interestingly, The CAF World Giving Index 10th Anniversary Report, released in October 2019, found that the gap in giving between the Global North and the Global South has narrowed, and that proportionally, those with less typically give more,’ says Gill Bates, CEO of Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA). ‘Africa is a fundamentally generous continent, according to the research – in all likelihood, driven by our Ubuntu philosophy.’