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Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement

Inyathelo was established as a non-profit Trust in October 2002. Our vision is a vibrant democracy in South Africa with a robust and sustainable civil society and higher education sector, supported by a strong local philanthropic movement, rooted in the African cultural heritage of sharing.

Our mission is to help build a strong, stable civil society in South Africa by contributing to the development of sustainable organisations and institutions. We do this through the development of effective grantseeking and grantmaking practices, and through capacity development in the higher education and non-profit sectors in South Africa, and on the African continent. We also work to increase corporate and individual social giving through promoting dialogue, sharing information, and providing support services to facilitate sustainable philanthropic ventures that have lasting impact.

Inyathelo has pioneered the practice of Advancement in the South African institutional and non-profit sectors. Our application of “Advancement” is based on an integrated and inclusive approach through which organisations and institutions engage with their external environment to attract private investment and build partnerships with key stakeholders and supporters.

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Donations to date

R 8 057.40

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

Donor Messages

Lunga Newman
Thank you for the great work that you do to build and sustain our communities and activists
Judy Bryant
Well done and good luck with this great project
Thandwa Mthembu
Let's all the committed and compassionate
Saila Joonas
At my 11th Zoom birthday party me & my friends decided to donate partypack money cuz we were on lockdown5 & wanted other kids our age to learn & meet online. Maybe ther is a charity that helps kids.
Feryal Domingo

I support the idea of ensuring that NPO's can keep connecting to learning resources, to strengthen themselves to keep delivering the important work that they exist to do, needed more than ever before,

Nazeema Mohamed
NPOs provide valuable services that support communities who are vulnerable. This pledge is a way of showing my support for the care and compassion that our NPOs provde.