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Philanthropists honoured for their good work

inyathelo---thumbFor the past nine years, Inyathelo The South African Institute for Advancement has handed out its Philanthropy Awards to some of the country's most deserving people. This year, five individuals noted for their commitment to the wellbeing of others.

The day Hector Pieterson died

Bokoko literacy project brings books and libraries to Africa

Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.

Joburg's freedom architecture

Bikers do it for Nelson Mandela

With helmets on their heads and leather riding boots protecting their feet, bikers selflessly travel across South Africa each year, stopping off to help where they are needed. This year, among their many outreach activities, Bikers for Nelson Mandela Day will hand over handmade blankets.

Mandela Day has improved South Africa’s generosity

South Africans are becoming more charitable – the country is bounding up the rankings in the World Giving Index – and privileged citizens are increasing efforts to spread the wealth. Changes to tax legislation will also make it easier for philanthropists to donate money and charities to be sustainable.

Buffett’s multimillion-dollar boost to the fight for rhinos

US philanthropist Howard G Buffet, the elder son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has pledged nearly $24-million for a high-tech three-year initiative to fight rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park and test tactics that could be used against armed militia elsewhere in Africa.

Call goes out for Inyathelo nominations

The good work of ordinary people in making the world a better place is recognised by the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards. Nominations are now open for this year's awards, which will be made in various categories, such as youth empowerment, health and the arts.

Big sisters are there to help

Inspired by her own resolve to change an unfulfilling career in economics, actress and philanthropist Refiloe Seseane set out to assist other young women in making, and living with, the most important choices of their lives.
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