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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.

#OpenSocietySA25: In 2018 the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) celebrates 25 years of grant making in South Africa.

In the past 25 years we have and will continue to promote human rights and constitutionalism to support a democratic and open society in South Africa. To commemorate this important milestone and in keeping with our transformation objectives, the OSF will be featuring the important work of our grantees over the last 25 years. We will also be celebrating young and emerging civil society voices and leaders as we look to the next 25 years of our democracy.

We are looking forward to sharing more information about a number of #OpenSocietySA25 events and initiatives. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Read more.


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.



  • Press Statement: SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS OSF-SA sexual harassment Equal EducationOSF-SA does not tolerate any form of harassment or sexual misconduct, and we expect the organisations we support to hold themselves to the same standard. We first learned of the allegations of sexual harassment at Equal Education (EE) when the organisation made them public in late April. We are deeply concerned by what we are ...


  • An evening with Sisonke Msimang An Evening with Sisonke Msimang Open Society Foundation for South Africa OSF-SAAn evening with Sisonke Msimang Join us at the Book Lounge for an evening with Sisonke Msimang. Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country. Event details Date: Monday 21 May 2018 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Location: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant and Roeland Street RSVP: OR 021 462 2425

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