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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.


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The window period for submitting Expressions of Interests has now closed.

The OSF-SA programme team will meet next week to review all submissions. You can expect a respond from the Grant Support Unit by 19 May as to the outcome of your request.

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Strengthening Justice and Equality

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