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Bhekinkosi Moyo

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Bheki is a member of the international advisory council at Afrobarometer


Bhekinkosi Moyo is an adjunct professor at Wits Business School at the University of the Witwatersrand and director of the Africa Centre on Philanthropy and Social Investment. Among his current functions, he teaches, supervises doctoral and masters’ degree students, and manages the center. He was previously chief executive officer of the Southern Africa Trust, where he helped the organization adopt social enterprise tools and pivot to alternative and innovative high-impact strategies for leadership, sustainability, and social change. He has been part of establishing several institutions across Africa. He served as director of programs for the pan-African organization TrustAfrica, where he developed its strategy to cultivate a conducive investment and business environment. He was also part of the formation of the African Union Foundation and became one of its founding council members, working closely with the AU chairperson.

He is a leading writer on issues of African philanthropy, governance, and development. He has authored and edited four books and several academic articles. Most of his writings are found at He also develops strategies for organizations in the social sector. Among other engagements, Bhekinkosi sits on the boards of the International Society for Third Sector Research and the African Union Foundation, is a member of the Alliance Editorial Board, and chairs the SIVIO Institute and Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa boards. He is a frequent reviewer for academic journals such as VOLUNTASNVSQ and the Journal of Business Ethics.

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