• Description

Our analysis provides these key findings for individual giving in South Africa:

  • Around eight in ten people surveyed (81%) have given money in the past 12 months, either to a charity, to a church or religious organisation, or by sponsoring someone.
  • Donors said they are most likely to give money because they believe they can make a difference, and because they want to help those less fortunate than themselves.
  • Amongst those who donated in the past 4 weeks, the typical (median) donation was R500.
  • The most common method of donating was via a donation box in a supermarket/shop, which 40% of donors had used.
  • Six in ten people surveyed have volunteered in the past 12 months (61%), 49% have done so for a church or religious organisation, 45% for an NPO/charity and 45% for a community organisation.
  • The most popular cause amongst donors (58%) and volunteers (43%) was helping the poor.
  • Having more money themselves is the thing most likely to encourage those surveyed to donate more time, goods or money in the coming 12 months (53%).