Corporate charity as political intervention

24 Aug 2017



This article was published in Business Day on 22 August.


The notion of "good giving" in voluntary support of community upliftment is very much a zeitgeist of our times. A global Barclays Wealth survey in 2012 found that, as a proportion of disposable income given to community causes by employed individuals, South Africans were the second-most generous people in the world, after Americans.


In 2015, Statistics SA reported that the number of people who volunteered unpaid time in support of community projects – most often through churches and schools – had almost doubled in two years, and ran into millions of South Africans.In the private sector, corporate social investment has entrenched itself as standard practice in many companies. For the full article please click here


Read Paul Pereira’s full address, as delivered at the Nation Builder In Good Company Conference on 15 August, by following this link.






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