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Corporate social responsibility in South Africa: emerging trends

Chris Skinner (Department of Information Systems and Technology, University of Kwazulu Natal, Kwa‐Zulu Natal, South Africa)
Gary Mersham (The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Lower Hutt, New Zealand)

Society and Business Review

ISSN: 1746-5680

Article publication date: 3 October 2008



The purpose of this paper is to examine aspects of corporate social investment (CSI) in the Southern African context.


The paper looks at current practice in Southern Africa against the historical development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and CSI. It looks at the impact of new legislation in South Africa.


The paper concludes by reflecting on the contribution that African public relations practice may have on the development challenges of Africa.


The paper adds insights into CSR in South Africa, focusing for energising trends.



Skinner, C. and Mersham, G. (2008), "Corporate social responsibility in South Africa: emerging trends", Society and Business Review, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 239-255.



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