We stand at critical time for our world, where we are confronted with an urgent need to
find, fund, and support transformative solutions at a far greater pace than ever.

About the symposium

Date: 2 – 3 November 2021
Venue: Suikerbossie Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town

The IPASA Annual Philanthropy Symposium is a unique annual event exclusively for grant-makers which is focused specifically on issues and opportunities relevant to funders in South Africa.

The 2021 Annual Philanthropy Symposium is a two-day in-person event from 2-3 November. The Symposium theme: Changing the Way We Change our World will focus on changing mindsets and changing practise within philanthropy to allow for real transformational change.

The key themes include:

  • Growing philanthropy practises – trust-based philanthropy, participatory grant-making, community-led philanthropy and the move to co-creation and systems change to allow for deep and sustainable change.
  • Future-proofing philanthropy against climate change from youth perspectives.
  • Next-generation philanthropists introducing and practising new ways of funding and collaborating for change.
  • Opportunities for deep impact and inclusionary innovation through regenerative economic practice.

The symposium will include presentations, panel discussions and facilitated break-away sessions. The symposium provides an ideal platform for funders to connect, learn, share and collaborate at a time where philanthropy can play a catalytic role in bringing about the fundamental changes our country needs

For more information contact: Thuli:; Louise:

The Programme

This year’s programme has been designed to ensure maximum opportunity for delegates to connect, share and learn from each other.

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Tuesday, 2 November

Wednesday, 3 November

Event Registration

In order to register for the IPASA Symposium please complete the registration and we will then email you with confirmation of your registration together with the symposium fee invoice.

Please note the symposium is only open to grant-makers and those providing support services to grant-makers.

Registration Ended

The Venue

Suikerbossie Estate

1 Victoria Road
Hout Bay
Cape Town