Thank you for your generous support of our efforts to defend South Africa’s constitution and non-racial democracy. Your contributions will be used to uphold human rights and a legacy of a deep commitment to peace in divided societies.
FW de Klerk
Former President of South Africa
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Frequently Asked Questions
The Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies allows you to effectively make a tax deductible donation to South Africa, by supporting our programs that are aimed at protecting human rights in South Africa. Because donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofits are tax-deductible, all donations to the Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies are tax-exempt under US IRS code.
Local South African charities registered and operating in South Africa cannot be 501(c)(3) organizations. The Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies provides an alternative solution, however, allowing you to make a tax-deductible donation to a 501(c)(3) in the United States that will ultimately benefit causes in South Africa. We work only with the most reputable South African charities and partners and have strict governance and reporting requirements. While you may not be able to make a tax-deductible donation to South Africa or to a South African charity directly, this provides you with an alternative, allowing you to support an organization that for over 20 years has worked to defend the constitutional rights of South Africans and to promote peace and reconciliation in the country.
Many people, including South Africans abroad, look for ways to give back to Africa or to give back to South Africa in particular, in a way that is meaningful and impactful. Donating to Africa, and donating to South Africa in particular, can sometimes prove to be a logistical challenge when donating from overseas.
The Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies allows you to effectively donate to Africa and donate to South Africa. Donations to the Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies go towards supporting good causes in South Africa and to driving positive change.
South African President Nelson Mandela signed the final draft of the current South African constitution on the 10th of December 1996. This new constitution of South Africa came into effect on February 4th, 1997, replacing the interim constitution of South Africa that had been in effect from 1993.
The constitution contains the South African Bill of Rights, which enumerates several human rights in South Africa. The Bill of Rights in South Africa prohibits discrimination and states that everyone is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection under the law. A few other examples of rights contained in the Bill of Rights include: The right to life, human dignity, freedom and security, privacy, education, speech, association, assembly, freedom of religion, and the right to vote. The democratic alliance that has been formed in South Africa between different groups has given people a voice in their future.
You can donate to the US Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies in one of two ways:
- Online with a debit or credit card through our form.
- Direct deposit or wire transfer to our account.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for our bank details should you wish to donate by direct deposit or wire transfer.
The Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies believes that, as is the case around the world, Property rights in South Africa are an important human right. South African property rights have been increasingly threatened in recent years, and the Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies is working tirelessly to defend property rights for all South Africans. We need to stand by the people of South Africa and help them overcome this challenging time in which their human rights are being threatened.
Currently, the South African government is pursuing legislation that would allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. Providing the government with the authority to expropriate property without compensation would have a devastating effect on the economy, and would negatively impact the rights and freedoms of the South African people.
The Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies will continue to work to defend property rights in South Africa. This work is only possible with the generous support of our donors, and we invite you to consider donating to support our work.
The Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies supports a range of causes in South Africa. Our primary partner is the FW de Klerk Foundation in Cape Town, which is the official foundation of former South African President FW de Klerk, and which is led by Elita de Klerk, David Steward, and other inspirational leaders. Dave Steward has been involved with the FW de Klerk Foundation for 20 years. FW de Klerk also founded the Global Leadership Foundation (GLF).
Our work also goes to support children’s charities that support the health and education of South Africans. Education in South Africa is an important human right, and children’s education is extremely important for their development and for helping disadvantaged communities.
The Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies is a nonpolitical organization that is not affiliated with any political parties. We advocate for the rights and freedoms of South Africans and work to protect the country’s constitution, but we do not make political contributions or support political parties.
Philanthropy in South Africa is a critically important part of protecting the rights of South Africans and uplifting its underprivileged communities. Donations to Africa and donations to South Africa have the potential to make a meaningful difference. Philanthropy in Africa plays an important role in uplifting previously disadvantaged individuals on the continent. The Foundation for Peace is one of the leading organizations for philanthropy in South Africa.
Your donation to Africa, and your donation to South Africa in particular, helps to promote peace and transformation in South Africa, and supports our important work championing equality and human rights. The Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies is a US nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible when donating to a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization such as the Foundation for Peace in Divided Societies.
Contributions can be made using the platform provided. Alternatively, donations can be made via direct deposit or wire transfer into our account directly. Should you wish to do so, please email us at email@example.com and we will email you our banking details.