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IPASA is a locally established, voluntary association of independent philanthropists, private foundations and other organisations associated with philanthropy in South Africa. The concept of independence relates to independence from government and the corporate sector in terms of governance.

IPASA Announces the Release of the 2023 Annual Review of South African Philanthropy

The Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa (IPASA) is proud to unveil its fifth edition of the Annual Review of South African Philanthropy.  In the Annual Review, IPASA showcases prominent philanthropic organisations and their ...

Kolisis call for fresh thinking after “a time of mayhem”

“We need to listen to what people dealing with challenging circumstances really need,” says Rachel Kolisi, co-founder of the Kolisi Foundation. This and other fresh new thinking is being championed by young philanthropists such as Kolisi and her h...