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Bhekinkosi Moyo

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Bhekinkosi Moyo is a member of Afrobarometer’s International Advisory Council.


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 at the Wits Business School. Among his current functions, he teaches, supervises doctoral and master’s degree students, and manages the centre. He was previously chief executive officer of the Southern Africa Trust, where he helped the organisation 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 programmes for the pan-African organisation 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 organisations in the social sector. Among other engagements, Bhekinkosi sat on the boards of the International Society for Third Sector Research and the African Union FoundationHe currently serves on the boards of the following organisations: the Alliance Editorial Board, Accountability Lab-Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Institute, University News, and African Venture Philanthropy Alliance, and he 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. His latest co-edited book is African Philanthropy: Philanthropic Responses to Covid-19 and Development Goals in Africa (2023).

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