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.

Asif Mohamed
Editor


Article by Kimberley Clare Nanson

Become a stem cell donor and help save lives

Blood is essential for good health. It makes up around 7% of the weight of a human body and is an incredibly important bodily fluid that transports oxygen and …

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Article by Kimberley Clare Nanson

Celebrating learners making positive changes in their schools and communities

South Africa recently celebrated the winning teams of provincial primary and secondary school national finalists at the 10th Annual Youth Citizens Action Programme …

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Article by Kimberley Clare Nanson

Hands of Honour, creating employment for the ‘unemployable’

Paul Talliard founded Hands of Honour in 2010 in response to the alarming increase of men languishing in soup kitchens across Cape Town. Talliard himself had …

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Article by Kimberley Clare Nanson

Macsteel turns community involvement in Qwaqwa into innovative child’s play

Africa’s leading steel supplier, Macsteel, is taking collaborative space renewal to a new level with an innovative water solution that combines social needs with …

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Article by Kimberley Clare Nanson

National Book Week’s #buyabook is a clarion call to all South Africans

The #buyabook campaign is one of the cornerstones of South Africa’s reading awareness week. National Book Week (NBW) is dedicated to encouraging reading and promoting …

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Article by Kimberley Clare Nanson

PPG injects hope and happiness at Noah Woodstock

Most of us imagine that we will grow old with the ones we love, surrounded by family members and friends until our final days. But the sad truth is many poor older …

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