Support the NSI

The New South Institute (NSI) is more than just a research institute or policy advisory, it is a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change. We believe that people with passion can transform the world, empowering ordinary citizens to build stronger democracies and capable governments that serve the people – particularly in regions marked by the legacy of colonialism, totalitarianism, and civil war.

We bring together some of South Africa’s most brilliant scholars, public intellectuals, and former civil servants to diagnose why dreams of democracy have unraveled and how we can help mend them. The importance of this work is not confined to South Africa but is resonant in many countries across the globe, a reality highlighted by the many contacts we receive from individuals and organizations worldwide.

Become a volunteer

Passionate about our cause? Reach out to us with your CV and join our ranks as a volunteer, working alongside our committed team of experts.


If your company aligns with our vision and values, consider committing to an ongoing contribution to NSI. Become a regular supporter and collaborator on a variety of our initiatives and programs. Contact us to explore this opportunity further.

Monthly donations

By committing to a monthly donation, you provide us with the capacity to strategically plan and execute our government reform projects. After the initial donation, the same amount will be debited from your account each subsequent month.

  • Cancellation: Should you wish to cancel your monthly donation, please email us.
  • Credit Cards: Ensure your credit card limit can cover your intended contribution. We will notify you if, for any reason, we cannot process your gift.
  • Questions? If you have any queries regarding monthly donations, please contact us directly.

Why donate to NSI?

Democracy remains fragile in many parts of the world. Weak governance arrangements and institutions undermine the ability of elected governments to enact their policies, eroding the credibility of democratic systems. By supporting NSI, you help address these challenges and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide, specially in South Africa. Your assistance is pivotal to advancing our reform agenda and providing practical, implementable solutions.

Where does your support go?

All voluntary donations are used to support our team in developing cutting-edge projects on government reform and strengthening fragile democracies. NSI upholds strict financial oversight systems, including regular independent audits. For more detailed information about our donation policy, please refer to our Donation Policy Page.

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Thank you for considering a donation to NSI.