Last year saw a drop in the overall CSI spend in South Africa, according to the Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2021. Caryn Gootkin
finds out where CSI funding was spent and whether the downward trend is set to continue.

Globally, 2020 was an extraordinary year: whole sectors ground to a halt, the pandemic wreaked havoc with health services and lives: and in South Africa. levels of hunger rose to unprecedented highs. Both corporates and individuals were called upon to dig deep and help where they could. It is therefore unsurprising that corporate giving, which Trialogue estimated at R10.7-billion in 2020, dropped in 202i — to an estimated Rios-billion, But this doesn‘t tell the whole story.

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