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Linda Twala is seen at a daycare for children in Johannesburg's Alexandra township. He also runs a soup kitchen, and a community centre for children and senior citizens. (Erin Conway-Smith For The Globe and Mail)
Linda Twala is seen at a daycare for children in Johannesburg's Alexandra township. He also runs a soup kitchen, and a community centre for children and senior citizens. (Erin Conway-Smith For The Globe and Mail)

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From coffin-maker to mentor: One African's lifetime of philanthropy Add to ...

As the gap between rich and poor grows larger, a surge in philanthropy is sweeping the African continent, most markedly in South Africa. Many of the newly rich still donate only a tiny portion of their wealth. But some South Africans have spent their lives giving back, such as businessman Linda Twala.

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