Introduction to African Philanthropy

This masterclass is aimed at individuals who wish to develop expertise and strengthen their knowledge in the field of philanthropy and social investment on the African continent. It is designed for those who aspire to be change-makers in this field as well as for experienced professionals studying part-time for professional development.


Masterclasses give delegates an opportunity to attend a short class which focuses on only one area of interest. This ‘laser’ approach to learning suits busy professionals who are not able to attend longer courses.

This masterclass comprises of the following six topics.

1. Overview of African philanthropy in historical and contemporary contexts

2. The role of philanthropy in Africa’s development

3. Institutional forms and practices of philanthropy

4. The role of philanthropy in social relations and problem solving

5. Africa’s philanthropy landscape in relation to its development contribution

6. Philanthropy in crisis moments

Course details


2 days

Start Date:

04 September 2023

Delivery Method:

Fully online

Course Fee:

4 000.00 ZAR

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