The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) is committed to promoting the values, institutions and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society.
OSF-SA supports a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected. OSF-SA is a South African grant-making organisation and is a part of the Open Society Foundations.
Learn more about OSF-SA and its work in South Africa
Did you know that The Open Society Foundation for South Africa began its work in 1993, opening offices in Cape Town as the country prepared for its first democratic elections? Did you also know that George Soros, chairman and founder of the Open Society Foundations, had already been engaged in South Africa since 1979?
Read our latest fact sheet for information on our history, our funding and our focus areas.
OSF-SA in conjunction with Wits and the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry has launched a new publication: Preliminary study on artisanal and small-scale mining in South Africa. This research study provides a first look at the landscape of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in South Africa, its challenges and opportunities to contribute to socioeconomic development.
Download this publication here.
- OSF-SA Sends Young South Africans to Attend the Legal Empowerment Course in Budapest The course was a unique opportunity to take stock of collective knowledge on legal empowerment and to build upon it. Its overarching objective is to cultivate a cadre of leaders who are committed to legal empowerment and share a common understanding of the field.
- Launch of the South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) 29 August 2017, Johannesburg — Today saw the launch of the South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) to provide dedicated funding and capacity building support to independent media in the country, focused on digital innovation.