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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.

 The application period for the March 2017 grant cycle has now closed. If you submitted an Expression of Interest after the closing date of 7 October 2016, it will automatically be referred to the August 2017 grant cycle.



  • ‘The Platinum Belt’ photo exhibition by Ilan Godfrey in conjunction with OSF-SA Ilan Godfrey The Platinum Belt OSF-SAIlan Godfrey’s upcoming photo exhibition, The Platinum Belt, focuses on the human, social, environmental and health impacts of platinum mining on mine-affected communities along South Africa’s platinum belt. The platinum belt stretches over more than 50 000 square kilometres and is home to 80% of the world’s known platinum reserves. It supplies around 70% of ...


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