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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Giving & solidarity: resource flows for poverty alleviation and development in South Africa
Editors:Habib, AdamISNI
Maharaj, BrijISNI
Year:2008
Pages:332
Language:English
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:HSRC Press
ISBN:0796922012; 9780796922014
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:poverty
gifts
charities
private aid
development cooperation
Abstract:It is widely accepted that government cannot tackle poverty on its own, yet how generously do South Africans give of their own time and money and why? This volume presents an analysis of an investigation into giving by non-State stakeholders in South Africa, including a national sample survey on individual-level giving behaviour comprising 3,000 respondents conducted at the end of 2003. It looks at patterns of giving in the worlds of rich and poor, within religious communities (Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and indigenous African) and extended family networks, the character of corporate social responsibility initiatives, the scale of official development assistance and foreign private foundation support. As reference it details the changing philosophies and practices of the State in this regard, and the effects of South Africa's democratization on the processes of giving and, finally, their impact on development, poverty alleviation and democratic consolidation. Contributors: Irwin Chetty, David Everratt, Deborah Ewing, Merle Favis, Steven Friedman, Thulani Guliwe, Adam Habib, Judi Hudson, Sultan Kahn, Brij Maharaj, Shaun Mackay, Annsilla Nyar, Mandla Seleoane, Pearl Sithole, Geetesh Solanki, Reshma Sookrajh, Mark Swilling, John van Breda, Albert van Zyl. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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