Corporate philanthropy in South Africa: lessons for local development initiatives Article

Paul, K. (1995). Corporate philanthropy in South Africa: lessons for local development initiatives . 6(1), 67-83. 10.1007/BF02353975



cited authors

  • Paul, K

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abstract

  • Beginning in the late 1970s, US multi-nationals and South African business both supported local development initiatives in Soweto. Comparison of two of these projects reveals significant differences in approach and effectiveness. American businesses supported a secondary school, Pace, which experienced critical problems related to organisational difficulties unforeseen by the donors. South African business supported an educational centre, the Funda Centre, which developed more gradually and was more deeply rooted in the community. Examination of these two cases produces some lessons that can be of use to other donors giving support to local development initiatives. © 1995 International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR).

publication date

  • February 1, 1995

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start page

  • 67

end page

  • 83

volume

  • 6

issue

  • 1