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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.




  • Why Government Must Listen to Social Audits EE featureWhy Government Must Listen to Social Audits By Adam Bradlow and Nkosikhona Swartbooi When 2,000 Equal Education (EE) learner members handed over to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) data from their social audit on school violence in late April, they were met with nearly 70 days of silence. Meanwhile, the conditions the audit identified – that ...


  • Consolidation, Continuity or Change? EISA Dialogue Invitation eisalogoThe Open Society Foundation for South Africa, with the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in South Africa (EISA) would like to invite you to an open dialogue which includes two panel discussions facilitated by Ebrahim Fakir (EISA). Date: 9 September 2016 Time: 09.00 – 13.00 Venue: Townhouse Hotel RSVP: