SA’s spirit of ubuntu remains intact with 88% of people still giving in spite of tough economic times. The Giving Report‚ launched on Tuesday by the Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa‚ shows that young people‚ in particular‚ assist those in need. Of 1‚001 people interviewed in an online survey in July 2017‚ almost nine out of 10 had given time‚ money‚ or both‚ to charitable causes over the previous 12 months. "The most commonly undertaken activities were giving money directly to people in need (69%)‚ and giving money to a church or religious organisation (69%)‚" said the report. It also noted that 61% of people volunteered‚ with 18-to 24-year-olds leading the way. About 54% of South Africans donate because they believe they can make a difference. The most popular cause among donors (58%) and volunteers (43%) was helping the poor. From people earning in the lowest surveyed income bracket of R100,000 a year to those in the highest bracket of R500,000‚ the typical donation over t...

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