The Altruist

The newsletter for Philanthropists

Welcome.

Altruism should be the prime quality of any leader if they’re to transform the country into an economically developed nation.

Altruistic leaders provide leadership not only to bring the country out of economic impasse but also to achieve social development for the benefit of all. They abide by social principles of serving the ‘public Interest’.

It is extremely hard to find people of this calibre in a society driven by self-serving neoliberalism, unless he or she is disciplined by philosophical ideologies, public spiritedness, self-sacrifice, generosity, benevolence, determination, respect for moral obligations and principles of social ethics.

But they’re out there, they’re making a difference, and they’re in this month’s issue.

Ryan Hendry
Editor


Article by Thato Mahlangu

Boxing saves lives of youngsters

Boxing legend Gordon Adams is using his talent to give back to his community. Adams was famous for throwing mean punches in the ring but nowadays he spends his time …

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Entrepreneurship is the key to nation

The work done by this organisation has had a number of small businesses take flight. Started by a group of students from UCT a few years ago, to date, more than 100 …

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Mashawana aims to build a better South Africa

An organisation, with footprints all over the country, aims to help struggling citizens while restoring their dignity.

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Mobile app promises to get South Africa working

Veteran media personality Faith Mangope aims to help eradicate South Africa 's unemployment rate with the mobile application, New G. The app was in 2019.

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Organisation pushes for zero drop

This organisation, Zero Drop-Out, aims to stop the culture of school drop-out. Its mission is to make sure that all learners who start school should complete …

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Support Children

Besides helping school learners with homework assistance, the organisation is offering those who take part in their activities other forms of support such as …

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