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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.

‘Social Justice Through the Lens’ has opened at Breakaway Cafe in Cape Town.

The exhibition shows the work of the winners of OSF-SA’s inaugural photography competition which sought to to find photographs that capture the essence of the work supported by OSF-SA, its grantees and partner organisations whilst also providing a platform to showcase emerging young photographers in South Africa.

View the virtual exhibition here.

photo exhibition






  • OSF-SA grantees among Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2016 2016-06-24OSF-SA is proud to congratulate three grantees in the Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2016. This year marks eleven years of the Mail & Guardian’s annual edition of Young South Africans, featuring 200 notable South Africans under the age of 35. View the full list at


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