Talking Philanthropy

Below is a series of filmed interviews with grantmakers, activists and civil society leaders on a range of topics that concern philanthropic giving in South Africa.

 

 

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video-iconReflections on The Atlantic Philanthropies in South Africa

Staff and grantees of The Atlantic Philanthropies programme in South Africa reflect on 20 years of active grantmaking in South Africa, the lessons learned and the challenges faced.

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video-iconThoughts on Philanthropy in South Africa

Donors and leaders of South African non-profit organisations discuss the state of local philanthropy and the critical need for active citizenship through philanthropic involvement.

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video-iconBuilding the Field: Philanthropy at the Margins

In South Africa, The Atlantic Philanthropies programme on Reconciliation and Human Rights invested heavily in programmes that built organisations and capacity in areas such as, for example, LGBTI rights. Non-profit organisation leaders share their experiences of how investment in a field of activism allowed communities to take charge of their own purpose and bring their challenges to the centre of societal activity.

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video-iconThe Constitution and the Courts: Transforming Lives

In South Africa the Constitution and the Courts are critical avenues for ensuring the delivery of basic human rights across all communities. Civil society activists, donors and a Constitutional Court justice reflect on how the legal system has been used to enforce socio-economic rights.

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video-iconBuilding Organisations, Leaders and Voice

Despite having an exemplary Constitution, South Africa still has a long way to go in ensuring that all individuals and communities are able to access and benefit from the rights enshrined in the Constitution. South African non-profit leaders and donors reflect on the need for philanthropy to invest in efforts to strengthen democracy and to ensure full realisation of these rights.

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video-iconThe Power of Advocacy: Activism and Philanthropy

Advocacy is one of the most direct routes for advancing basic human rights in any society. South African civil society leaders and donors working in South Africa talk about how advocacy and the country’s Constitution have helped bring about world leadership in areas such as, for example, the elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission.

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video-iconEncouraging Local Giving for Social Justice

South African non-profit leaders and funders reflect on the state of giving by South Africans to social justice causes and suggest ways in which the awareness of the importance of supporting such causes can be raised.

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video-iconThe Big Bet: Philanthropy and Risk

Great change does not come without great risk. Philanthropists who fund in South Africa talk about funding “risky” causes and campaigns in South Africa in order to bring about significant and enduring change for marginalised communities.

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video-iconHousing Dreams, Building Futures: Investing in Bricks and Mortar

Using the example of the refurbishment of a derelict prison as the home of The Constitutional Court of South Africa as the framework for discussion, South African civil society leaders and philanthropists talk about the need for South African philanthropy to return to supporting bricks and mortar as a critical element of strengthening communities, society and democracy.

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video-iconPerspectives on Donor Collaboration

Philanthropists and foundation donors who fund projects in South Africa talk about the value of pooling their knowledge and resources in order to better serve the communities and issues they support.

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video-iconTalking Future: Growing Democracy and Philanthropy in South Africa

Philanthropists – both international and local – talk about the relationship between democracy, civil society and philanthropy in South Africa and the visions they have for the future of the country.

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