For Joburg's SKAFTIEN # 3 we decided to take a break to reflect. See how we plan to do it here.
SKAFTIEN is neither charity nor a funding institution. It does not seek to be objective because nothing ever is. It seeks to be accountable, responsible and relevant. SKAFTIEN is an experiment in independent cultural philanthropy, and is inspired by Sunday Soup in Chicago, FEAST in Brooklyn, and the numerous independent chapters that have developed in recent years. Closer to home, SKAFTIEN is informed by STOKVEL as a practiced by Keleketla! Library and its affiliates, a long term 'study' of community-based saving scheme popular in townships and rural areas of Southern Africa.