Teaching African philanthropy formally for the first time on our continent in 2021 felt so right, timely and relevant for me. The content we have developed is fresh and anchored on a pan-African outlook, offering students an opportunity to not only learn about theories and practices of philanthropy, but how philanthropy manifests itself in an African context by Africans.
The first cohort of students in both the Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Executive Education (short courses) were all enthusiastic and performed well to establish a strong foundation for this new field of study. The classes were lively and it has been an honour to watch students grow and start contributing to debates and research in the field.
I very much look forward to welcoming more students into our academic offerings. In my class, students can look forward to perpetual and interactive learning filled with fun, self-reflection and inspiration.
Keratiloe Mogotsi is a recently promoted lecturer who teaches Philanthropy.