Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa – South Africa Giving report 2017

Despite challenging economic circumstances, the South Africa Giving 2017 report reveals that individuals in South Africa – particularly the younger generation – continue to give of their time and money to assist individuals and communities in need.

Detailing the different ways that people in South Africa donate and volunteer, this report covers how much money on average is donated by individuals, which causes people give to, how people like to give, as well as what motivates people to give.

It’s positive to note that almost nine out of ten people surveyed (88%) took part in at least one charitable activity in the 12 months under review. The most commonly undertaken activities were giving money directly to people in need (69%), and to give money to a church or religious organisation (69%).

In terms of volunteering, 61% of people surveyed had volunteered in the last 12 months, with younger people (aged 18-24) leading the way in this regard.

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