Interview with Advisory Board Member, Bongiwe Mlangeni

Interview with Advisory Board Member, Bongiwe Mlangeni

Transitioning through your career to align with personal values holds very true for Advisory Board member, Bongiwe Mlangeni, who started her career as a journalist covering socio-economic and women’s rights issues. Her journey has seen her play a proactive role in promoting philanthropy in support of human rights and social justice projects across southern Africa….

Landscape Analysis of Social Investment in East Africa

Social investment in East Africa is a nascent but fast-growing phenomenon with immense potential to realize the achievement of
the sustainable development goals. It plays a very important role in the financing of a plethora of development sectors in East Africa,
for instance, financial inclusion and poverty eradication, health and well-being, education, responsible energy production and
consumption in the region. This article applies a mixed methods approach to carry out a non-exhaustive landscape analysis of the
social investment market in East Africa with a keen focus on Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Based on relevant literature, available
secondary data and a survey administered to social investors, this article applies the basic social investment market framework to
highlight the dominant players in the demand and supply market spheres. The findings show that the supply of investment
capital is misaligned with the demand from organizations and businesses and demand outweighs the supply.
This article further analyses the challenges faced by the social investment players and also provides viable recommendations to drive
the scale of social investment in East Africa.

Communications and Digital Platforms Highlights
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Communications and Digital Platforms Highlights

2021 has been the year that pushed many of us to learn new ways to communicate with our audiences. This did not, however, hinder the efforts of the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI). As the Centre, we adapted to the ever-changing environment. We were able to accomplish a lot and further grow…

Highlights on Publications
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Highlights on Publications

By Xolani Dlamini  (Digital Publisher) As we reflect on the year 2021, indeed, there have been many great challenges but equally, we have had some opportunities and monumental breakthroughs, particularly in science. This is reflected in many of our initiatives and research works that we embarked on as CAPSI. In line with the Centre’s mandate,…

From our student: Diroshni Govender
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From our student: Diroshni Govender

Creating social impact in the work that I do gives me purpose. It is for this reason that I decided to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in the field of Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation – I wanted to know more, to do more. The Landscaping African Philanthropy module was the best introduction to the learning…

Kisima African Giving Platform and strategic thrusts for 2022
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Kisima African Giving Platform and strategic thrusts for 2022

By Mapaseka Mokwele (Kisima Media Consultant) The Kisima African Giving Platform was launched on the 29th of September 2021 as the platform to showcase African Philanthropy, to promote good giving stories from across Africa. The platform seeks to demonstrate that Africans in their different ways always give towards their community for public good.   The COVID-19…

Academic Highlights and strategic thrusts for 2022
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Academic Highlights and strategic thrusts for 2022

By Keratiloe Mogotsi  (Lecturer in African Philanthropy) With seven masterclasses, three certificate programmes, a postgraduate diploma already underway and a Masters in Management programme on the horizon, African philanthropy has taken the centre stage as a fully-fledged academic offering at Wits Business School, targeting philanthropy practitioners and interested parties far and wide. The postgraduate diploma…