ACPSI is home to outstanding faculty members and partners dedicated to teaching, increasing understanding, and improving the practice of African philanthropy.


Groundbreaking research conducted by the centre’s personnel and affiliates helps to create new knowledge and to fill the gap and limitations in existing knowledge.  Our research and that of other academics will be published in our journal and other international accredited ones.

Journal Articles

African Gifting: Pluralising the Concept of Philanthropy

Fowler, A. & Mati, J.M. Voluntas (2019).



The International Review of Philanthropy and Social Investment


The International Review of Philanthropy and Social Investment is an interdisciplinary, international journal publication that aims to be a platform for cutting edge research on philanthropy and social investment. It is aimed at the academic and research communities and explores the developing field of philanthropy and social investment in Africa and beyond.

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The need for an African Philanthropy Journal


Despite increasing growth and interest, there is currently no journal with a dedicated focus on research and theory in the field of philanthropy and social investment. This growth is also creating a need for more outlets for publications in the field and with existing journals turning away articles due to lack of space, it is African articles that suffer the most in these cases.

The Aims of the Journal

Explore this developing field, by conducting primary research on the many forms and dimensions of philanthropy and social investment across the world

Promote the dissemination of knowledge, as well as present new empirical knowledge and develop theory in the field of philanthropy and social investment

Encompass a broader perspective of this field, by examining it’s multidimensional and multifaceted nature

Encourage cross-national and comparative research, as well as interdisciplinary articles, serve as a base for the new teaching and research courses that will be offered by Wits Business School, especially at the Master of Management level

The Scope of the Journal

Case Studies

Research Articles


Insights gathered from practitioners in the field

Special Conference and Event Editions


Original Research

Available in Digital and Paper Formats